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| Texas ranchers hit hard by drought eye rebuilding Fox News |
LUBBOCK, Texas – After a dispiriting stretch of years, many Texas ranchers are optimistic as drought, expensive feed and other conditions that decimated their cattle herds start to loosen their grip. But rebuilding their herds will be neither cheap nor a ...
| Below Average Sierra Snowpack, Low Levels In Reservoirs Prompt Calls For ... CBS Local |
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — Snow levels in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains and reservoirs statewide are well below normal, according to a survey released Friday, triggering calls for water conservation from state water officials. Statewide, the water content of ...
| Jeff Bezos reportedly rescued in Galapagos by Ecuadorian Navy CNET |
Amazon founder airlifted out for emergency treatment of kidney stone issue, according to local media. Steven Musil. by Steven Musil. January 4, 2014 2:53 PM PST. Follow @stevenmusil. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. (Credit: Dan Farber/CNET). Amazon CEO Jeff ...
| Euro Falls Most in 2 Months as Rally Overheats; Yen Snaps Losses Businessweek |
The euro fell the most against the dollar in two months amid speculation its six-month rally was due for a pause even as data signaled improvements in the European economy. The yen snapped nine weeks of losses as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...
| Boeing machinists approve contract securing 777X jet Reuters |
SEATTLE/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing's machinists on Friday narrowly approved a crucial labor contract that secured thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of economic activity for Washington state but will cost workers their pensions. The vote of 51 ...
| Will surge of older workers take jobs from young? Businessweek |
CHICAGO (AP) — It's an assertion that has been accepted as fact by droves of the unemployed: Older people remaining on the job later in life are stealing jobs from young people. One problem, many economists say: It isn't supported by a wisp of fact.
| North Dakota Republican calls for oil boom slowdown after train crash Reuters |
FARGO, North Dakota Jan 3 (Reuters) - A prominent North Dakota Republican has called for a slowdown in the state's oil production boom following the derailment and explosion of a train carrying crude oil on Monday. Robert Harms, chairman of North ...
| Economic outlook '14: Hopes for big step forward USA TODAY |
The economy abounds with hopeful signs as the new year arrives, enough that the Federal Reserve will begin to put its easy-money punch bowl on a higher shelf by trimming its bond purchases this month. But after five years of crisis, recession and an ...
| Steel pipe in the way of Seattle tunnel machine Houston Chronicle |
SEATTLE (AP) — Experts say they've at least partially solved the mystery of what's been blocking a massive tunnel-boring machine beneath downtown Seattle for the past month: a steel pipe. The $80 million, five-story-tall machine, dubbed "Bertha," is digging ...
| Pendleton drone range covers several hundred miles Houston Chronicle |
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Northeastern Oregon's drone testing range will encompass the city of Pendleton and several hundred square miles of land southeast of town. The Federal Aviation Administration approved the University of Alaska's application ...
| Legal marijuana an economic boon, advocates claim Tribune-Review |
With Colorado pot dealers doing brisk business legally, supporters of decriminalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania are renewing their charge that the state is on the wrong side of a multibillion-dollar industry. State and federal governments could save $8.7 ...
| A few ideas of what to do with your Christmas trees Fayetteville Observer |
N.C. wildlife officials get ready to throw weighted Christmas trees into a lake to create a habitat for fish. State wildlife officials no longer accept trees, but say used Christmas trees can benefit private lakes and pond. Old Christmas trees. Staff photo by Raul R.