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"Peb Yog” ("We Are”): A poem by Hmong spoken word artist Kevin Yang

. Peb Yog (We are) By Kevin Yang

Congressional victory on Iran nuclear deal came after all-out Obama effort to unite Democrats

WASHINGTON — A lame-duck president, an empowered opposition, a looming election: They’re hardly the ingredients for a resounding White House triumph.

5 tips to riding out the volatile stock markets

The stock markets have recovered somewhat since the plunge late last month, but they remain off about 6 percent since mid-August. More volatility may be ahead. Five tips to help cope with Wall Street’s wild ride:

Onetime corporate jockeys found hard work, gradual success in dry-cleaning trade

Polly and Dave Nemec chuckle over the fact that they knew little about the dry cleaning business and probably overpaid when they bought a small Stillwater dry-cleaning shop and laundry in 2001 called St. Croix Cleaners.

APNewsBreak: Rick Hendrick locks up Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's with new deals through 2017 season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hendrick Motorsports has locked up Jimmie Johnson and sponsor Lowe’s with a 2-year contract extension through the 2017 season.

Beachfront ice skating? Jekyll Island plans $30K rink to lure more visitors during offseason

SAVANNAH, Ga. — As tourism slows down this fall, Jekyll Island hopes to lure more off-season visitors with a new attraction: a beachfront rink that lets patrons take in sweeping ocean views while gliding on ice skates.

In Milwaukee, maker of mascot costumes has customers covered

MILWAUKEE – Among the unchanging business advantages on which Milwaukee’s Olympus Group can count are these: Our collective

'Listening tour' helps Dr. Oz recalibrate for new television season

NEW YORK — During a self-prescribed listening tour with physicians groups this summer, Mehmet Oz learned just how much it annoyed many doctors when their patients say, “I heard on ‘Dr. Oz’…”

LL Bean flagship store close has rare closure as memorial is held for longtime leader

WESTBROOK, Maine — L.L. Bean’s stores in the Maine town of Freeport are closed Sunday for the first time in nearly a half-century as a memorial service is held for the retailer’s longtime leader.

Job vacancies are soaring in Minnesota, but most of them are low-paying opportunities

The median wage offered to new hires in Minnesota rose by almost a dollar an hour in the past 12 months, bolstered by the increase in the minimum wage, but the majority of open jobs in the state still don’t

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Arcserve move from New York is working for Minnesota

CEO Mike Crest of Eden Prairie-based Arcserve was a veteran executive of New York-based CA Technologies last year in charge of data management. Arcserve was the former data protection-and-recovery unit within the much-larger CA.

Manhattan subway extension opens in booming new neighborhood of high-rises under construction

NEW YORK — New York City’s first new subway station in a quarter-century has opened. City officials cut the ribbon Sunday for the

Smartphones, apps are liberating the blind and visually impaired

MORGAN HILL, Calif. – Ruben Morales, a blind 59-year-old retired engineer who lives in this Silicon Valley city, has used a specialized screen-reading program for years to write and run spreadsheets on his desktop computer.

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