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US stocks close down after Dow’s rally to 14,000

February 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Stock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Stocks hit a big milestone, then promptly spun off the road. Major indexes dived the most this year Monday, the first trading day after the Dow broke 14,000 and closed at its highest level since the financial crisis. The [&hellip...

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Another 2 bodies found in Mexico oil company blast

February 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks to media members at the site where an explosion occurred at the state-owned oil company PEMEX office complex in Mexico City, Sunday Feb. 3, 2013. Mexico’s state-owned oil company says rescuers have...

Celebs, babies and beer: its Super Bowl ad time

February 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated screenshot provided by Blackberry shows the Super Bowl adverstisement for Blackberry 10. The ad is part of a broad marketing campaign about the totally re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. (AP Photo/Blackberry) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Iraq stock sale sign of investor confidence

February 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Iraqi stock traders watch the sales screen at the Iraq Stock Exchange in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. The Iraqi mobile phone company Asiacell sold a 25 percent stake to investors Sunday, raising more than $1.3 billion in one of the region’s...

A living, lurking threat in Sandy-hit homes: mold

February 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Jan. 24, 2013 photo, Victor Pena of Flag Enterprises steam-cleans a floor in a home in Massapequa, N.Y. Homeowners in New York and New Jersey are struggling to combat outbreaks of mold from water-logged homes in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. (AP...

Ride-hailing apps offer new way to get around town

February 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft driver Nancy Tcheou uses her phone to accept a ride from a passenger in San Francisco. Fed up with traditional taxis, city dwellers are tapping their smartphones to hitch rides from strangers using mobile apps that allow...

Energy industry develops nontoxic fracking fluids

February 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, April 15, 2009 file photo, an unidentified worker steps through the maze of hoses being used at a remote fracking site being run by Halliburton for natural-gas producer Williams in Rulison, Colo. The oil and gas industry is...

Obama offers faith groups new birth control rule

February 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 15, 2012 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks in Bethesda, Md. The legal challenges over religious freedom and the birth control coverage requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care...

Twitter, Washington Post targeted by hackers

February 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2010 file photo, Twitter CEO Evan Williams makes a presentation about changes to the social network at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, In the latest online attack, Twitter says hackers may have gained access to...

Hundreds watch as San Diego power plant imploded

February 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

The South Bay Power Plant collapses after imploding, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 in Chula Vista, Calif. In a matter of minutes, a hulking power plant that loomed over San Diego Bay since the late 1950s was demolished Saturday, to make way for a city park. The...