Category Archives: Business

Schumer proposes requirement that would keep drones away from airports, possibly big events

. NEW YORK — Sen. Charles Schumer wants to force drone manufacturers to implement geo-fencing technology that would keep the unmanned aircrafts away from airports and possibly events like sports contests and parades.

What is wrong with millennial credit scores

personal finance bobbi rebell Millennials get plenty of recognition for frugality and their desire to share everything from cars to

Despite populist rhetoric from some GOP candidates, their tax proposals tilt toward the rich

DENVER — Jeb Bush went to Detroit and talked about leveling the playing field. Marco Rubio wrote a book about helping the working class. Rand Paul is promising to expand the Republican Party beyond its traditional base.

Ask Matt: How can I keep my job search positive?

Dear Matt: I’ve hit some roadblocks in my job search. Can you provide some insight on the power of positive thinking in the job search and interview process to help stay motivated

Return of the Comets: Thanks to oil boom, football returns to small ND town after 27 years

ALEXANDER, N.D. — As a blanket of gray clouds rolls over the prairie, the grunts of scrimmage, the shrill chirp of the referee’s whistle and cheers from the crowd fill the Saturday afternoon air. This is how a small town

Young marathon victim's foundation teams with Hasbro, Points of Light to promote youth service

BOSTON — The foundation named for the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, toy maker Hasbro Inc., and the nation’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service are collaborating to get children across the country involved in public service projects.

In corn-growing states, tall crops pose a seasonal road hazard, sometimes lead to fatalities

DES MOINES, Iowa — The broad leaves and thick stalks can stand up to 12 feet high, forming a wall of foliage that turns rural roads into long, narrow corridors of nothing but corn.

School districts grappling with teacher shortages after years of budget cuts

LOS ANGELES — When a new school year began at the Sierra Sands Unified District 150 miles north of Los Angeles in August, students in four classes were greeted by a substitute.

Business bookshelf: Herring Tales

Herring Tales Donald Murray Bloomsbury Publishing, 272 pages, $26 The herring is hardly the grandest of fish, but as a cheap source of protein it is hard to beat, and herring fishing was a way of life for many communities

New plan emerges for Nye's Polonaise site, with a smaller apartment complex

  A Minneapolis developer is scrapping its plan for a high-rise on the site of Nye’s Polonaise Room and now plans a different makeover of the bar and restaurant along with a shorter apartment building. After facing strong neighborhood resistance

California lawmakers approve historic bills to rein in state's medical marijuana industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With California voters likely to consider legalizing recreational marijuana use next year, state lawmakers approved a package of legislation that would create the first statewide licensing and operating rules for pot growers and retail weed outlets since

Sanders hoping to cut into Clinton's support among black Democrats, especially in South

SUMTER, S.C. — The Bernie Sanders phenomenon has been driven almost entirely by white supporters. Now the Vermont senator is out to overcome hurdles with prospective black voters who are still learning about him and could shape whether his underdog

Astropad wins top honors in Minnesota Cup

Astropad, founded by two former Apple Inc. engineers, Matt Ronge and Giovanni Donelli, won the $50,000 grand prize at this week’s finale of the Minnesota Cup business-venture competition. Minneapolis-based Astropad is a professional creative technology tool that incorporates a “liquid”

Stanford economist: Fed should start to raise rates

More than a decade of unpredictable monetary policy from the Federal Reserve is ailing the U.S. economy, and the central bank should start to correct the problem next week by raising interest rates, the prominent Stanford economist John Taylor said

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