U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant easement for the Dakota Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won’t grant easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.


Booz Allen Hamilton expands IT capabilities with $250 million deal

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to “drain the swamp” and rid Washington of special interests, but that hasn’t stopped some federal contractors from feeling bullish about their prospects. McLean, Virginia-based consulting giant Booz Allen Hamilton...


Logan's Sausage founder built his tasty Virginia business on a Giant idea

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. When it comes to business, or any pursuit for that matter, what you don’t do can be just as important as what you do. Take Cliff Logan, owner and founder of Logan’s Sausage in Alexandria, Virginia, and a 50-year veteran of the food business. “I am a food nut,” said...


Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad


WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans. But the plan could drive up prices for U.S. businesses and consumers and risk setting off a trade war — if it’s legal to...


For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker


WASHINGTON (AP) — He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards. It’s a freewheeling style that President-elect Donald Trump used to stop Carrier from shipping 800 jobs from an Indiana factory to Mexico. And it marks a radical shift from the measured words and scripted events that...


Qualcomm testing solution to "line of sight" drone limit

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. One of the main hurdles to drones’ ability to zip around the country delivering packages is a requirement that they stay within their operator’s line of sight during daylight hours. Qualcomm is working on a solution that’s been right before our eyes: cellphone networks. The...


A few billionaires are turning medical philanthropy on its head

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Sean Parker decided to take on cancer by throwing so many deep-rooted basics of research tradition out the window that he very nearly drove away the academics he wanted to attract. Among the many curious things about the institute established in April by Parker, Facebook’s...


Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze

Oil Pipeline

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The head of North Dakota’s emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis. State Homeland Security Director Greg Wilz said it would be a “huge challenge,”...


Correction: Oil Pipeline-Protest-Lynch story

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In a story Dec. 2 about Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s video statement on the Dakota Access pipeline protests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lynch did not refer to her call with the Morton County sheriff. Her written statement did refer to that call. A...


Millennials in Spain shift to rentals, spurning home ownership

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Spain’s love affair with home ownership is starting to fade. Having witnessed the meltdown in the country’s property market at the height of the European financial crisis, more young Spaniards are turning their backs on their parents’ dream of owning a home. The emerging trend...

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