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Kinder Morgan to buy El Paso Corp. for $20.7B

October 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 16 2006 file photo, Kinder Morgan, Inc. Chairman and CEO Richard D. Kinder attends a Houston Rockets NBA basketball game in Houston. Kinder Morgan Inc., a Houston pipeline company, on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 said it will buy El Paso Corp. in a cash and stock deal worth about $20.7 [&hellip...

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California doctors’ group backs legalizing pot

October 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2010 file photo, Yamileth Bolanos, who runs Pure Life Alternative Wellness Center, holds a vial of marijuana known as Jupiter Kush, at her store in Los Angeles. California’s largest industry group for doctors is calling for...

UN chief pushes trust, green themes with lawmakers

October 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, left, talks to Swiss President and Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey before a lunch, in Pohlern near Bern, Switzerland, Sunday Oct. 16, 2011. Ban Ki-Moon will attend the 125th Assembly of the...

Colleges expand offerings amid natural gas boom

October 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Oct. 4, 2011 photo, Cory May, a veteran, stands next to pump jacks at a storage facility in Zanesville, Ohio. May recently completed a two-week, 80-hour shale exploration certification course developed by the private company Retrain America. When he...

Libyans bulldoze Gadhafi’s Tripoli compound

October 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Revolutionary fighters use heavy machinery to tear down a guard tower at the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. Libyans using bulldozers have begun tearing down the walls surrounding Moammar Gadhafi’s main Tripoli...

Brown innovators land in RI’s Knowledge District

October 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Oct. 13, 2011 photo, Brown University graduates, from the left, Michael Woods, Max Winograd, and Ben Lux, stand together in the laboratory of their company NuLabel Technologies, in Providence, R.I. The three turned from acquaintances into an unlikely...

Swiss chocolatiers stress quality over quantity

October 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Visitors try differnt sorts of chocolate, during the first International Salon des Chocolatiers et du Chocolat (SICC), Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Martial Trezzini) GERMANY OUT – AUSTRIA OUT GENEVA (AP) — Chocolate makers...

Corps warns it may ignore SC to deepen Ga. harbor

October 16, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 22, 2011 photo, a ship passes the downtown business district as pedestrians stroll along the Savannah River in Savannah, Ga. As Georgia officials and the federal government work to deepen the river channel cargo ships use to reach Savannah’s...

G-20 considers boosting IMF role in eurozone

October 16, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

G20 finance ministers are gathered for a group picture at the French finance ministry in Paris, Saturday Oct. 15, 2011. Finance ministers and central bank governors of the world’s leading economies are gathering in Paris to discuss how to save Greece...

Tests: Pa. gas drilling town’s water still fouled

October 16, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Jean Carter poses in front of her home with cases of water that are delivered for her use, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in Dimock, Pa. State regulators blame faulty gas wells drilled by Cabot Oil & Gas Corp for leaking methane into the groundwater in Dimock, Pa....