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Maine scallop season begins under new regulations

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this photo from Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, scallop meat is shucked at sea off Harpswell, Maine. Maine’s scallop fishermen are operating under new regulations that divide the state into three zones and establish a rotational management system similar to crop rotation on land. Regulators say the rules aim to give fishermen flexibility...

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‘Cliff’ talks: White House waiting on GOP move

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This Nov. 30, 2012, photo provided by CBS News shows Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner answering questions about averting the “fiscal cliff” on the December 2nd edition of “Face the Nation.” Geithner said Republicans have to stop using fuzzy...

Prospects brighten for wine in Tenn. groceries

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, a sign in a Kroger supermarket in Nashville, Tenn., urges shoppers to sign up for a group urging lawmakers to change state law that limits wine sales to liquor stores. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)...

MSU: Catching waste energy with common materials

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated photo released by Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., shows doctoral student Xu Lu, who is part of a team that has developed a new thermoelectric material designed to more cheaply capture waste heat energy produced by car engines...

Brinksmanship on Obama Medicaid expansion for poor

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2010 file photo, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Dr. Bill Hazel speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Conservative opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care law are...

One safe bet at Cincinnati casino? Some will cheat

December 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

William Bertke practices stacking chips during a training session, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati in Cincinnati. One of the safest bets at the new casino set to open this spring is that cheaters will be among the gamblers, targeting...

The factory fire: Global commerce, local tragedy

December 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 file photo shows a sweater with a Disney tag found among the equipment in a burned out garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaha, Bangladesh. A week after a blaze at the factory killed 112 workers, a glaring question...

Missouri lottery winners want to live normally

December 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Mark, left, and Cindy, center, Hill are presented a check by a Missouri Lottery official during the announcement of Powerball winners in Dearborn, Mo., Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — To announce one of the biggest events...

Obama pipeline decision may preview energy policy

December 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This March 22, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama arriving at the TransCanada Stillwater Pipe Yard in Cushing, Okla. Embarking on a second term, Obama faces mounting pressure on a decision he had put off during his re-election campaign:...

Spain’s elBulli restaurant to sell wine cellar

December 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2003 file photo, Spanish chef Ferran Adria examines ingredients in his kitchen workshop in Barcelona, Spain. Spain’s famed chef Ferran Adria says the wine cellar of his former restaurant, elBulli is to be auctioned to raise...