Daily Archives: August 30, 2013

Venezuela sentences man who shot U.S. attaches at strip club

CARACAS (Reuters) – A Venezuelan man has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for shooting and wounding two U.S. military attaches at a strip club in the capital, the attorney general’s office said on Friday. read more

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Syria says U.S. accusations were 'lies and baseless'

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria said on Friday that accusations by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that it has used chemical weapons were “lies and baseless.” read more

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Flat-rolled steel outlook for the rest of 2013 (podcast)

Dan Hilliard, flat-rolled steel editor, describes the market sentiment in regards to when or whether pricing will escape its current rut, flat-rolled imports, and the effect on buying patterns of low market confidence.

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A proposed US rule that could hit fracking indirectly: coincidence or conspiracy? (The Barrel)

So, is a proposed federal rule designed to reduce worker exposure to crystalline silica in industrial sands a backdoor assault on the oil and gas industry in general, and hydraulic fracturing in particular?

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What's driving the new nuclear construction in the US? (podcast)

A discussion on why utilities are building new nuclear capacity when electricity prices are so low and the price of natural gas is relatively low.

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Stocks fall as Dow has worst month since May 2012

August is shaping up to be the market’s worst month since May 2012.

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Apple Store iPhone trade-in program launching today

Apple to allow customers to trade in older iPhone for new device.

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Dunkin' franchise criticized for 'racist' ad

Thailand franchise’s ad shows a woman with pink lips in blackface makeup.

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Cities with the most expensive gas

Prices in some cities remain high, at least 25 cents more than the national average price.

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Breast-feeding gets boost with airport lactation station

A company that sets up breast-feeding and pumping stations unveiled its first location in Burlington, Vt.

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Krispy Kreme shares sink on disappointing profit

Net income dropped to $4.7 million in the 2Q as company blames losses on derivatives.

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Honda's minivan first to get top IIHS safety rating

Odyssey gets the top score under the new test parameters

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Investing: Don't let fear flatten your portfolio

Don’t let worries rule your investments; playing defense can sap growth.

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Failed Ford Mustang designs through the years

Ford is trotting out the retrospective with a new Mustang in the wings

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