• Business

    Doyenne of New Orleans dining scene turns 90

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) She dropped out of secretarial school and taught herself the restaurant business, mentored chefs who put Louisiana cooking on the culinary map, is the matriarch of a family that owns nearly 20 restaurants and is credited with...

    By Janet Mcconnaughey, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Holiday shoppers get a head start on Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK (AP) Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers have settled into times that don't interfere with the turkey feast.After opening earlier and...

    By Anne D'innocenzio, AP Retail Writer|

  • Entertainment

    Malia Obama navigating college decision-making process

    WASHINGTON (AP) Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple.Do your research. Visit college campuses. Sit in on classes. Talk to professors, graduates and students. In the end, picking a...

    By Darlene Superville, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Widows: Railroad knew of defect before veterans killed

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Intensive care nurse Angie Boivin had just tended to a woman whose leg was severed near the hip when she saw her husband Larry lying nearby under an American flag blanket. She says that she was with him when he took his last...

    By Betsy Blaney, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel

    RENO, Nev. (AP) Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed curly top gumweed was...

    By Scott Sonner, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state's broken promises have forced them into tough spots: working second jobs, moving in with parents, even going on food stamps.About 800...

    By Jonathan Drew, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean

    SAN DIEGO (AP) Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning around by expanding fish and shellfish farms into federal waters.Yet nearly two years since the first...

    By Julie Watson, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Connecticut family-owned farm to celebrate 275 years

    MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (AP) Through wars, financial panics and a freeze that destroyed its peach crop a century ago, eight generations of the Lyman family have sustained its farm in the hills of central Connecticut.The family behind Lyman Orchards...

    By Stephen Singer, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Things to know about marine aquaculture

    SAN DIEGO (AP) Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported, yet the Obama administration's push to expand U.S. marine aquaculture into federal waters has failed to see one offshore farm in operation, nearly two years after the...

    By Julie Watson, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.Instead, the...

    By Linda A. Johnson, AP Health Writer|

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