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Stories with subject: Entrepreneurship
  • Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip 
    Updated: Dec-01-15 4:36 am

    WELCH, West Virginia - The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.

  • Shareholders foil Hong Kong tycoon Li's $12.4 billion deal 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 10:46 pm

    HONG KONG - Shareholders have foiled Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing's $12.4 billion proposal to combine his infrastructure and utility companies, dealing a setback to the billionaire known as "Superman" for his business acumen.