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Hawaii mulls work-for-a-day program to help homeless people

April 12, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is looking for solutions to its homelessness crisis, and lawmakers are considering a program to help connect homeless people with day jobs. They’re modeling the three-year program after a similar approach in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona. Lunch and a ride to a shelter at the end of the work [&hellip...

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APNewsBreak: Cruise lines say city misused passenger fees

April 12, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A life-sized whale statue has landed Juneau in hot water as a cruise ship association alleges it’s a symbol of the Alaska city’s misuse of millions in fees paid by visitors. The Cruise Lines International Association and...

Walker not sure legislators can wrap fiscal work by Sunday

April 12, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker said Tuesday that as much of an optimist as he is, he doesn’t see state legislators wrapping up work on all the pieces needed for a fiscal plan by the scheduled end of the regular legislative session Sunday....

Verizon landline, cable workers union threatens strike

April 11, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Unions representing more than 36,000 Verizon landline phone and cable workers are threatening a strike starting Wednesday morning if the company doesn’t agree to a new contract. The unions, the Communications Workers of America and the...

US stock indexes waver ahead of company earnings reports

April 11, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended Monday’s session mostly unchanged as investors waited for first-quarter company earnings to start rolling in. Overseas markets gained as investors hoped for more stimulus in China, the world’s second-largest economy....

Obama, Fed chair Yellen discuss outlook for economy

April 11, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. economy improving, President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen discussed the outlook for near and long-term economic growth during a Monday afternoon meeting in the Oval Office, the White House said. Obama...

Feds eye 4,000-well drilling project across Uinta Basin

April 9, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal land managers are eying a major oil and gas drilling project that would cross the heart of the Uinta Basin, covering three unincorporated towns and several rivers and reservoirs. The Bureau of Land Management this week...

Appeals court rules Mississippi can resume Google inquiry

April 9, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s attorney general can resume an investigation into whether Google facilitates illegal behavior, an appeals court ruled. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday overturned a district judge who had sided with...

UK leader Cameron publishes tax returns, aims to defuse row

April 9, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

Protesters call for the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron outside the Conservative party’s spring forum in central London, Saturday, April 9, 2016. (John Stillwell/PA via AP) DUBLIN (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron published his...

Brooklyn case takes front seat in Apple encryption fight

April 8, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, file photo, people wait in front of an Apple store in Munich, before the worldwide launch of the iPhone 6s. The government’s fight with Apple over an encrypted iPhone may be the first of many battles in a broader war over who...