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Australia Stocks Rise Despite Blah Earnings

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 9:07pm
Australian stocks trudged further uphill early Monday morning, braving a storm of mostly negative earnings reports to carry the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.2%, extending Friday's 0.3% rise.
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Mexican billionaire Slim says better wages, access to loans key to improving status of Latinos

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 5:00pm
Increasing workers' earning power and offering Latino-owned companies easier access to funding that can be used for growth and expansion can help improve the social and economic status of Latinos in the U.S. and throughout Latin America, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim told a group of religious and community leaders Sunday.
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Top bidder offers $78K for New England's tallest lighthouse; US government must approve deal

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 3:26pm
New England's tallest lighthouse has attracted a top bid of $78,000, but the federal government must still approve the sale.
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Violence As Missouri Imposes Curfew In Ferguson

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:23pm
At least one person was shot and critically injured early Sunday as protesters in Ferguson, Mo., defied the governor's midnight-to-5 a.m.
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With $28.4 million, 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' tops a weak debut for 'Expendables 3'

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:54am
Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut.
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Kentucky bourbon makers riding good times, but high production comes with market risks

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:44am
Kentucky bourbon companies are making more booze than they have since the 1970s, but the high production also holds an inherent risk.
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NYC apartment buildings that divide haves from have-nots with poor doors spur economic debate

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:41am
One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments that got the developer government incentives must use a separate side entrance, a so-called poor door.
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To avoid dark Boardwalk eyesores, other uses are eyed for soon-to-close Atlantic City casinos

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 9:47am
With three more casinos shutting down by mid-September, Atlantic City officials are looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk.
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Top officer at oldest US sub base is retiring as his group is eliminated in Navy streamlining

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 9:21am
The top officer at the oldest U.S. submarine base, an admiral whose ties to Groton date back to his birth, may become the last flag officer to serve here as his submarine group is eliminated in a Navy streamlining.
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Facing aging prison facilities, Vermont lawmakers consider whether to build new or patch old

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:38am
With Vermont's prison facilities aging, lawmakers are beginning to grapple with whether to build new or patch up the old.
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Obama administration pressed to enforce anti-discrimination provisions of health care law

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 7:29am
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.
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Coast Guard unable to fix engines after deadly fire strands vessel 700 miles off Oregon coast

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 6:01pm
U.S. Coast Guard experts have been unable to restart the engines of a chemical tanker after a deadly fire left it adrift 700 miles off the Oregon coast.
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Delays for SC nuclear plant further pressure industry; questions over potential delays in Ga.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 1:02pm
Expensive delays are piling up for the companies building new nuclear power plants, raising fresh questions about whether they can control the construction costs that crippled the industry years ago.
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New Jersey taxpayers on hook for $6.5 million to law firm hired by Christie in bridge scandal

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:23pm
New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
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Voters to decide fate of Parnell's Alaska oil production tax that replaced Palin's plan

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:40am
Amid a fog of conflicting claims, Alaskans head to the polls Tuesday to decide if the state's old system for taxing oil companies, passed in 2007 after some lawmakers were suspected of bribery, is better than the new system, a tax cut passed last year to try to attract investment from petroleum companies.
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Homecoming for Hemp: Rebirth sprouting in Kentucky research plots

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:22am
Call it a homecoming for hemp: Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin is undergoing a rebirth in a state at the forefront of efforts to reclaim it as a mainstream crop.
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Water bond won't solve California's drought; is seen as down payment on needed infrastructure

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:14am
Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are expected to use the backdrop of California's most severe drought in nearly four decades to sell voters on the $7.5 billion water plan they put on the ballot this week.
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When talks turns to taxes, both gubernatorial candidates profess concern for the middle class

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:32am
Pennsylvania's middle class is getting lots of attention from the gubernatorial candidates, but the TV campaign messages are vague and sometimes wrong.
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Connecticut launches video to help Spanish-speaking taxpayers navigate state tax forms

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 9:52am
Connecticut has launched a video to help Spanish-speaking residents navigate state tax forms.
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$2.4B Revel casino announces it will close more than a week earlier than initially planned

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 8:05pm
The $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's flagging casino industry is closing a week earlier than originally planned and put about about 3,100 people out of work.
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