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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 the country’s currency, a long-anticipated change expected to push up prices in the heavily...

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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...

G7 seeks to defuse currency war fears

February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 photo, traders work under a screen indicating the U.S. dollar is trading at 93.530 yen on the foreign exchange market in Tokyo. Against the dollar, the yen is near a three-year low and looks set to weaken further as the Bank of...

Comcast to buy GE’s stake in NBCUniversal early

February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, file photo, the NBC logo glows in neon lights among other iconic signs at its headquarters in New York. Comcast said Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, that it’s buying General Electric’s 49 percent stake in the...

Police arrest man accused of mass stabbing in Guam

February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Guam Police Department officers secure the scene after a 21-year-old Chad Ryan Desoto of Tamuning allegedly drove a Toyota Yaris through a crowd of people in the island’s visitor district in Tumon, Guam on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, crashing into an ABC...

Another major Dell shareholder opposes $24.4B sale

February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 photo, Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell, speaks during his keynote address at Comdex, in Las Vegas. Dell is trying to reassure shareholders about its proposed $24.4 billion acquisition by a group led by its...

Chemical spill into Mont. river spurs water watch

February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This photo provided by Hanser’s Automotive shows pieces of two trailers that went into the Clarks Fork River near Belfry, Mont. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 spilling an estimated 7,000 gallons of magnesium chloride, a chemical used as road salt. (AP...