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Bane of the Northeast Corridor is due for upgrade

November 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE — In this May 12, 2005, photo, a portal bridge burns after a fast-moving fire engulfed the railroad bridge, disrupting New Jersey Transit and Amtrak service on the Northeast Corridor. A plan to replace the bridge has pushed forward and could be finished in less than four years _ provided about $940 million can [&hellip...

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Power plays: Relationships to watch at G-20 summit

November 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage to speak at the University of Queensland, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Leaders of the 20 most powerful industrialized and developing economies are...

Philae probe drills into comet, turns toward light

November 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE -The combination photo of different images taken with Philae’s CIVA camera system released by the European Space Agency ESA on Nov. 13, 2014 shows Rosetta’s lander Philae as it is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Philae...

FBI opening office in North Dakota oil patch

November 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven announces, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Williston, N.D., that the FBI is opening a permanent office in western North Dakota’s oil patch to help the area deal with rising crime that has followed the state’s oil boom. (AP...

After girls’ jihadi quest, a focus on outreach

November 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo shows the apartment complex in Aurora, Colo., which police say is the home of one of the three teenage girls who, according to U.S. authorities, were en route to join the Islamic State group in Syria when...

Brazil execs arrested as Petrobras scandal grows

November 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2010 file photo, a Brazilian flag waves from a Petrobras platform under construction in the BrasFels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. Brazil’s federal police on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 sharply expanded what is evolving...

BET’s ’106 & Park’ to end on-air run, go digital

November 15, 2014 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this March 3, 2014 file photo, Ashanti performs on BET’s “106 & PARK” in New York. BET says its long-running music-variety series “106 & Park” is airing its last daily episode in Dec. 2014, then going...

Microsoft surpasses Exxon as 2nd most valuable co.

November 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, file photo shows the Microsoft Corp. logo on an exterior wall of a new Microsoft store inside the Prudential Center mall, in Boston. Microsoft has climbed past Exxon Mobil to become the second most valuable company,...

China must change economy to meet climate targets

November 13, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

A family riding an electric tricycle bike is silhouetted against the sun setting on a coal-fired power plant in Beijing, China Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Chinese leaders pledged for the first time to cap the country’s decades-long growth of greenhouse gas...

Federal grand jury indicts Vascular Solutions CEO

November 13, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

CORRECTS TO INDICATE ROOT IS A COFOUNDER- This undated photo shows Howard Root, co-founder of Vascular Solutions Inc. On Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, a federal grand jury in Texas indicted Root, the CEO of the Minnesota-based medical device maker, on charges he...