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Arctic drilling creeps forward now, and in 5 years

July 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 27, 2012 file photo, ships bringing oil drilling equipment to Alaska, left, pass through Seattle’s Elliott Bay as a Washington State Ferry passes on its way into Seattle. A capping stack, a containment dome and a flotilla of vessels carrying cleanup gear are accompanying two drill ships to Alaska and [&hellip...

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Attorney reviews assets in alleged $90M Ponzi case

July 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This June 27, 2012 photo made available by Beattie Ashmore, shows more than $350,000 in solar panels that are among the assets a receiver is wrangling in an alleged $90 million Ponzi scheme in Woodruff, S.C. The panels are part of a Woodruff farm owned by...

GOP: Voters will have final say on health care law

July 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, accompanied by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, left, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to reporters outside the Senate, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, following a political strategy...

Some states trim use of planes in speed traps

July 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this June 27, 2012 photo, Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Bryan Dail records times for speeders on Ohio Route 2 near Vermilion, Ohio. While Ohio still aggressively uses aircraft to catch speeders, many states have cut back or eliminated aerial...

New England farm charity reorganizes after tax hit

July 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this June 7, 2012 photo, Cabot cheese is displayed with a “Keep Local Farms” logo on the packaging in Montpelier, Vt. A program designed to get New England dairy farmers a higher price for their milk has run into troubles with the IRS. (AP...

Despite criticism, Corbett's track record strong

July 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett addresses a news conference on restored education funding to the state budget Friday, June 29, 2012 in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Bradley C Bower) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett’s detractors pan his priorities as...

Budget blocks funds for prisons Quinn is to close

July 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 1, 2012 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters in his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The state Senate sent seven key budget bills and a technical measure allowing spending for fiscal 2013...

Detroit River tunnel operator avoids bridge battle

July 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012, AT 12:01 A.M. EDT – FILE – This Thursday, June 16, 2011 file photo shows an unfinished elevated ramp, upper right, next to the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. Operators of an underwater, commuter tunnel connecting...

NYC budget uncertainty could lead to cuts later

July 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this file photo of Oct. 4, 2011, a New York City taxi driver, displaying signs objecting to legislation that would allow livery cabs to pick up street hails in the outer boroughs, drives by a rally outside of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s...

Gas under graveyards raises moral, money questions

July 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This photo made June 29, 2012 shows the entrance to the cemetery in Lowellville, Ohio. Trustees there received a proposal earlier this year to lease cemetery mineral rights for $140,000 plus a percentage of any royalties for any oil and gas, raising a tricky...