Archive for February, 2014

EPA starts process that could restrict Pebble Mine

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking the first steps toward possibly restricting or even prohibiting development of a massive gold-and-copper prospect near the headwaters of a world-premier sockeye salmon fishery in southwest Alaska. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

US consumer confidence ticks up in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rising stock market and a more optimistic outlook among younger Americans pushed up a measure of U.S. consumer sentiment in February. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Google pledges $6.8M for San Francisco program

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is donating nearly $7 million to allow San Francisco to continue providing free bus and other transportation services to low-income city kids. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

USDA adds foods to moms and kids food program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women and mothers who get federal assistance with their grocery bills will now be able to buy more whole-grain foods, yogurt, fish, fruits and vegetables. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

GrubHub orders up an IPO

CHICAGO (AP) — Online delivery company GrubHub plans to raise up to $100 million through an initial public offering of its common stock. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

US stocks push further into record territory

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are pushing further into record territory. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

GAO report: Too few pilots or too little pay?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s regional airlines are having trouble hiring enough pilots, the government says, suggesting one reason may be that they simply don’t pay enough. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Sean Pamphilon Intv: The United States of Football

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NIH director on legalizing pot: Not so fast

One of the nation’s top scientists raised concerns about the nationwide move to legalize marijuana, saying regular use of the drug by adolescents had been tied to a drop in IQ and that a possible link to lung cancer hasn’t been seriously studied. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Time to worry about your 2014 taxes

You can do things now to reduce your 2014 taxes. By and large, the opportunity to reduce your 2013 tax bill went away at midnight on Dec. 31. The exception: You may be able to make a deductible IRA contribution for the 2013 tax year. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites