ExxonMobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from its "North Line" pipeline near Torbert in Pointe Coupee Parish.

Communities certified for wine sales referendum

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Here's a list of the 75 Tennessee communities that have collected enough signatures to place a referendum for supermarket wine sales on the November ballot:

Anti-UAW workers to form own union at VW plant

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Volkswagen workers who oppose the United Auto Workers at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga are looking to form their own union.

State of Michigan to host latest virtual job fair

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Job seekers and employers will be able to connect through a State of Michigan-sponsored online career fair.

Memphis brings Tenn. supermarket wine votes to 75

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Election officials have certified that Memphis voters have submitted enough signatures for a November referendum on supermarket wine sales, bringing the total number of communities holding a vote on the issue to 75.

Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.

10 things to know about corporate inversions

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.

Conflicts weighing heavily on German consumers

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

A closely-watched survey shows economic expectations among German consumers have "completely collapsed" over concerns about the conflicts in Iraq, Israel and Ukraine.

Video games come of age as spectator sport

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros."

China Telecom profit rises as mobile data grows

|Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

China Telecom Ltd., one of the country's three main state-owned carriers, said Wednesday its profit rose 11.8 percent in the first half of the year as its Internet and mobile data businesses grew.

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