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Ski experts: Riding in car riskier than ski lift

December 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Dec. 28, 2010 file photo, skiers tend to a skier who fell onto the slope after a chair lift derailed at the Sugarloaf ski resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. The 35-year-old chairlift that malfunctioned a year ago has now been replaced at a cost of $4 million. (AP Photo/Jack Michaud, File) CARRABASSETT [&hellip...

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Man killed amid Britain’s post-Christmas sales

December 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

People crowd into a department store as it opens for Boxing Day sales in central London, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. Despite disruptions caused by London’s subway drivers striking over a pay dispute, large crowds of shoppers started flooding department...

Royal Dutch Shell says Nigeria spill contained

December 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A section of an oil spill is seen off the coast of the Niger Delta in Nigeria, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. Officials with Royal Dutch Shell PLC say they’ve contained the worst Nigeria offshore oil spill in more than a decade. Shell officials said Monday that...

Minister: Spain to fall back into recession

December 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Friday Dec. 23, 2011, Spain’s new Economy Minister Luis de Guindos arrives at the Moncloa Palace for the new Spanish government’s first cabinet meeting. De Guindos said Monday Dec. 26, 2001 that Spain will slide back into...

New powerful painkiller has abuse experts worried

December 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Dec. 22, 2011 photo, the sun slowly sets on the empty parking lot at the Zogenix headquarters in San Diego. The pharmaceutical maker is one of at least four companies working on purer, more powerful versions of the nation’s second most-abused...

Japan probe finds nuclear disaster response failed

December 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 22, 2011 file photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) , workers in protective suits conduct cooling operation by spraying water at the damaged No. 4 unit of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Okumamachi,...

Frankfort taking over Mich. lighthouse from feds

December 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

File – Waves crash against the Frankfort North Breakwater Light in Frankfort, Mich. in this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo. The federal government said Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 that ownership of the lighthouse is being transferred to the city, part of the...

Owosso hospital in play as merger fever hits Mich.

December 26, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

James M. Full, President/CEO of Memorial Healthcare in Owosso, Mich., is photographed in front of the main hospital Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Full has been in the health care business for 34 years and at this hospital for 1 year and 10 months. This particular...

Cleveland gets first roll of casino dice in Ohio

December 26, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo made Dec. 22, 2011, pedestrians walk past the old Higbee Co. building, scene of the 1983 film “A Christmas Story.” Ralphie, the movie’s star, would not recognize the interior of the iconic department store when it opens as the...

Little snow delays northern NE snowmobile season

December 26, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Dec. 16, 2011 photo, a sign warns of damage to a snowmobile trail in East Montpelier, Vt. A near snowless December has tens of thousands of Vermont snowmobilers wishing for a blizzard. Snowmobiling pumps hundreds of millions of dollars a year into...