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Report: Higher smoking, drinking among construction workers

- Associated Press

Utah residents who work in construction and manufacturing are more likely to smoke and binge drink than workers in other industries, according to a new report from Utah's Department of Health.

This April 9, 1974 file photo shows Frank Sinatra performing at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, NY. When it opened in 1972, the venue was one of the first arenas to bring major entertainers and athletes to suburbia. Through the decades, everyone from Elvis Presley to Bruce Springsteen to U2 and Jay Z, Sinatra and Metallica performed there. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Can New York attitude 'make it anywhere' in business?

- The Washington Times

Let's be fair, lyricist Fred Ebb wrote "if you can make it" in New York, "you can make it anywhere. Frank Sinatra embodied that notion despite being born in Hoboken, New Jersey. However, that does not change the fact that "if you can make it there you can make it anywhere" is no longer a paradigm for the city or any other formerly hypercentralized metropolis, for that matter.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. U.S. stocks are sharply lower in midday trading on concerns about the Chinese economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

U.S., world markets pummeled by China fears

- The Washington Times

U.S. stock markets experienced one of the wildest trading day in years Monday, with the Dow Jones index losing nearly 1,100 points -- nearly 6 percent of its total value -- in the first few minutes after trading began, staging a spirited rally, but turning strongly negative again to finish off 588 points, or 3.58 percent.

Board moves up meeting to review green jobs measure

- Associated Press

A citizens board tasked with overseeing projects funded by a California ballot measure intended to generate clean-energy jobs will move up its first meeting to early September, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said Wednesday.

In this Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 photo, Christos Chrysiliou, left, director of architectural and engineering, Los Angeles Unified School District, LAUSD, and Peter Yee, senior project manager, check a Division of the State Architect submittal plan for the mechanical room to be retrofitted at John Marshall High School in Los Angeles. Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Lawmakers call for oversight hearings on green jobs measure

- Associated Press

California lawmakers from both parties are calling for more stringent oversight of a clean jobs initiative after an Associated Press report found that a fraction of the promised jobs have been created.

After 5 county prosecutors quit, attorney general sends help

- Associated Press

Five county prosecutors have quit in Carroll County over the past four months, a turnover rate that has delayed some trials and forced the state attorney general's office to send in reinforcements.

Gigi Stetler (Miami Herald)

Female CEO proves her mettle in business

- The Washington Times

With fearless female CEOs like Gigi Stetler -- who was stabbed and left for dead early in her career -- it's not surprising that the most successful businesses tend to have women in charge.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks  during the general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

U.S. poised to become leading exporter of natural gas

- The Washington Times

The U.S. is on the verge of becoming one of the world's largest suppliers of liquefied natural gas, but it still faces stiff competition from rivals in the $120 billion LNG export business, including Qatar, Australia and rising markets in East Africa.