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As others pull back, Vegas amps up gun promotions

February 14, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Tanya Morris, right, poses for a photo with her shot-up target after getting married at the Guns and Ammo Garage, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is embracing tourists’ newfound interest in big guns the only way it knows how: by going all in. The shooting range and gun store offered free [&hellip...

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Facebook CEO’s sis Randi Zuckerberg has book deal

February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 15, 2012 file photo shows Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, at the New York Stock Exchange. HarperCollins announced Wednesday that Randi Zuckerberg plans a memoir and a children’s book. The social media...

Carnival cancels 12 more cruises on troubled ship

February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this image released by the U.S. Coast Guard on Feb. 11, 2013, a small boat belonging to the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous patrols near the cruise ship Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 11, 2013. The Carnival Triumph has been floating aimlessly...

Japan’s economy shrinks in 4Q, stays in recession

February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2013 file photo, a man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo. Japan’s economy remained mired in recession late last year, shrinking 0.4 percent in annualized terms for the third straight...

AP Sources: American Airlines, US Airways to merge

February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, a US Airways jet taxis past an American Airlines jet parked at the gate at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The merger of US Airways and American Airlines has given birth to a mega airline with more...

Venezuela devalues currency amid dollar shortage

February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 24, 2007 file photo, a woman looks at oversized versions of the new Venezuelan currency, coined the ‘Strong Bolivar’ in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela’s government announced Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, that it is devaluing...

Gov. Inslee unveils $120 million jobs package

February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee, right, rolls out his jobs package during a “Working Washington Agenda” news conference, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Olympia. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Ken Lambert) OUTS: SEATTLE OUT, USA TODAY OUT, MAGAZINES...

Obama minimum wage plan renews economic debate

February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks to workers and guests at the Linamar Corporation plant in Arden, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, as he travels after delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack...

After State of the Union speech, Obama visits NC

February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Linamar Corporation in Arden, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, the day after delivering his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) ARDEN, N.C. (AP) — For Valerie Blackburn, President Barack...

Apple CEO: Shareholder lawsuit is ‘silly sideshow’

February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, March 7, 2012 photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPad in San Francisco. Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling a shareholder lawsuit against the company a “silly sideshow,”on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, even as he said...