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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Companies Win Federal Contracts While Flouting Labor Law

By Mandy Locke and Franco Ordonez, McClatchy Washington Bureau RALEIGH, N.C. — Robert Malick has weathered plenty of uncertainty in the 22 years he’s run a multimillion-dollar heating and air conditioning firm. His secret to success: Follow the money and the people who can get it. To do it, his company, Southern Mechanical, landed government-backed […]

September 10, 2014
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Dairy Queen Joins List Of Retailers Hit By Hacker Attack

By Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Dairy Queen has become the latest victim of computer hackers bent on pilfering customers’ credit and debit card information. The Edina, Minn.-based ice cream and fast-food chain confirmed Wednesday that “customer data at a limited number of stores may be at risk.” The company didn’t disclose how many customers […]

August 28, 2014

FAA Under Pressure To Allow Commercial Drones

By Daniel Rothberg, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — It seems like a perfect time to get into the drone business. With easy access to technology and patchy regulation, small commercial drones already have been used to film box-office hits and market expensive real estate. Internet retailer Amazon is testing its sixth generation of an unmanned […]

May 5, 2014