Category Archives: Business

If you don't pay for cable, you lose a key source for live sport: What fans can do

. NEW YORK — It’s football season, and baseball playoffs are starting. Don’t have cable? You can still watch. With a digital antenna, you get games for free on broadcast networks like Fox, NBC and Univision. Antennas start at $20.

It's not just NFL, NBA and MLB: Sports streaming websites and services run the gamut

NEW YORK — Football, baseball and men’s basketball have major sites dedicated to streaming games for hard-core fans. But other sports do too. Here’s a list of some free and paid services: BASEBALL http://Mlb.tv BASKETBALL http://www.nba.com/leaguepass https://liveaccess.wnba.com BOWLING https://www.youtube.com/user/BowlTV CRICKET

JetBlue tests farm-to-tray-table concept with its own airport farm at JFK airport

NEW YORK — JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city — opening its own “farm” at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The 24,000 square-foot space — less than half the size

Milwaukee Police Department plans to use $2M federal grant to hire 7 additional officers

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department is using a nearly $2 million federal grant to hire seven additional officers. Mayor Tom Barrett said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Justice grant will help the police department bring the number of

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau moves to curb forced arbitration, a contentious practice

NEW YORK — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering rules that would severely curtail a contentious practice called forced arbitration, which consumer advocates have long argued does a disservice to people who have disputes with banks, credit card issuers

Concord gasholder, a reminder of America's industrial past, faces an uncertain future

CONCORD, N.H. — A round, red-brick relic of this country’s industrial transformation sits shakily at the southern entrance to New Hampshire’s capital city, the cupola atop its conical, tree-damaged roof slumping northward. Built in 1888, the Concord gasholder building is

Backers of Minneapolis workers' proposals say there's room for compromise

The Minneapolis City Council is edging closer to a final package of proposed changes that would guarantee that nearly all workers in the city get paid sick leave and more predictable scheduling. Council Members Lisa Bender and Elizabeth Glidden said

Volkswagen chief says automaker will scale back amid diesel emissions crisis

FRANKFURT, Germany – Volkswagen’s new chief executive warned Tuesday that the financial effect of the company’s emissions cheating scandal would be worse than previously acknowledged, forcing the company to curtail investment at a time when all carmakers are trying to

Obituary: Emery Bulinski, owner of Ely's Snowbank Lodge

Emery Bulinski, an entrepreneur who moved to Ely, Minn., after World War II and owned the former Snowbank Lodge and at least a dozen other businesses, died Sept. 27 in Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital. He was 93. Born and raised in

California governor to sign bill calling for big boosts in renewable power, energy efficiency

LOS ANGELES — California is doubling down in its fight against global warming. Gov. Jerry Brown is expected on Wednesday to sign an ambitious climate change measure to increase California’s renewable electricity use to 50 percent and double energy efficiency

NY attorney general initiates probe into daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel

NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general has sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their employees. The letters were prompted by media reports a DraftKings employee may

US, Japan museums work together to preserve history of WWII battleships Missouri, Yamato

HONOLULU — U.S. and Japanese museums are forming a partnership to preserve and promote the history of the battleship USS Missouri and the Japanese battleship Yamato. In September 1945, the Missouri hosted a ceremony where Japanese officials signed documents formally

AP NewsBreak: Alaska governor's administration hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

JUNEAU, Alaska — Gov. Bill Walker’s administration spent $50,000 on consultants to help prepare for a visit by President Barack Obama and nearly another $2,000 on a professional photographer to capture what was described as a once-in-a-lifetime encounter. The expenditures

More N. D. oil trains entering Twin Cities via the west metro suburbs

More Bakken oil trains are entering the Twin Cities via the western suburbs, a route that sends an increasing amount of the hazardous cargo through downtown Minneapolis. BNSF Railway, in reports filed with state officials, said the number of trains

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