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Over 700 killed in crush of hajj pilgrims

...and injuring more than 390. Authorities said high winds from a powerful storm caused the collapse and faulted the construction giant Saudi Binladin Group, which oversees construction at the mosque, for not following operating procedures."The...
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Lobbyists earn $8 million last session for efforts to influence state legislators

...were from big businesses, including Exxon Mobil, Allstate Insurance Co., Usibelli Coal Mine and the Anchorage construction giant Veco. Many others lobbied on behalf of advocacy groups such as the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the...
North Slope worker killed on the job

...service, a spokesman said. They are union workers for the BP contractor Norcon, which is a subsidiary of the construction giant Veco Corp. An investigation is under way to determine why there was enough pressure in the pipe to cause the plug...
Pipeline not elixir for state treasury

...for something that does not yet have a pipeline to get it to market. Big natural gas firms like Williams and the construction giant Bechtel are in the wings. In Anchorage, agents and developers are speculating real estate will surge if the project...
Murkowski and Kott try for speaker

...caucus," she said. Whitaker charges Kott is flexing his power as a fund-raiser and his close ties with Anchorage construction giant Veco Corp. to pressure people to support him. "What's happening is that if people will commit to Kott for speaker...


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