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Oil rig fire in Gulf of Mexico kills at least four workers

A fire at an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday killed at least four workers and sent dozens leaping into the water for safety.<p>Sixteen workers were reported injured and there may be a number of missing, Mexico's state oil monopoly said. It was not immediately clear whether a …

Brown orders California's first mandatory water restrictions: 'It's a different world'

Standing in a brown field that would normally be smothered in several feet of snow, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered cities and towns across California to cut water use by 25% as part of a sweeping set of mandatory drought restrictions, the first in state history.<p>The directive comes more than …

Obamas to host Pope Francis at White House Sept. 23

The White House says President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis in Washington when he visits the United States this fall.<p>White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama and first lady Michelle Obama would welcome the pontiff as a guest at the White House on Sept. 23. It is Francis' first papal …

4 Signs You're Doing All the Wrong Things as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs sometimes do stupid things.<p>We can’t help it. That’s part of the reason that an entrepreneur <i>is</i> an entrepreneur. She is not afraid to make mistakes, take risks and maybe to look like a fool.<p>But sometimes those same tendencies …

The Top Small Business Software for 2015 | Inc.com

Having the right software for your business needs can mean the difference between getting things done or... having tasks linger, unaddressed, on your to-do list.<p>Unfortunately, most top software companies often focus on larger businesses, rather than small enterprises. As a result, many of their …

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California Farmers Near 'Survival Mode' as Drought Drags On

For farmers in parched California, it's water allocation time. An annual rite of spring, the state's water authority monitors winter storm runoff and sets water deliveries for customers. Those regional water allotments are cut into chunks and trickle down to small farmers like Mike DeWit, a …

Cuba trip a way for lobbyists to say 'I love you' to state legislators

It doesn't really matter what you call the trip to Cuba that California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and a passel of legislators and staff are planning for next week. Trade mission or junket or learning expedition, it all equals the same thing: a chance for lobbyists to spend a little quality …

A Fraying Promise: Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana

Miguel Coyula points at an open door in the middle of Old Havana. The mahogany door looks worn, but still handsome. The concrete facade has lost most of its paint, and time has ripped parts of it open.<p>"That's marble," Coyula says, pointing to the treads of the staircase. "They are the remnants of …