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Archive for July 24th, 2012

  • Joan Rivers to host New Orleans comedy show

    July 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This April 30, 2012 file photo shows comedian Joan Rivers at the E! Network upfront event at Gotham Hall in New York. When TV personality Joan Rivers thought her New York apartment was haunted some 15 years ago, she called on New Orleans voodoo...

  • It's a boy for Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, wife

    July 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This Nov. 8, 2011 file photo shows Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, left, and his wife, Allison at the 59th Annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville, Tenn. DeMarcus and his wife Allison, a former Miss Tennessee and a current CMT personality, welcomed...

  • Protesters urge EPA to reject Arctic waiver

    July 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Ten-year-old Isabelle Wassillie, wearing a polar bear head and holding a frozen salmon, takes part in a rally urging the Environmental Protection Agency to reject an air permit waiver request by Shell Oil for vessels operating in the Arctic Ocean on Monday,...

  • McDonald's showing signs of tear from economy

    July 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Friday, April 20, 2012, file photo, shows a McDonald’s restaurant in East Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Not even McDonald’s Corp. has an iron stomach when it comes to the global economic...

  • Global economy in worst shape since 2009

    July 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Protesters shout slogans to demonstrate against the country’s near 25 percent unemployment rate and stinging austerity measures introduced by the government, in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, July 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

  • Europe shaken by fear Spain will need full bailout

    July 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Italian Premier Mario Monti meets with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, not pictured, during a meeting in Moscow on Monday, July 23, 2012.(AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexander Astafyev, Government Press Service) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe is on the...

  • Fighting AIDS: US donates an extra $150 million

    July 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Bill Gates speaks at the XIX International Aids Conference, Monday, July 23, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — Science now has the tools to slash the spread of HIV even without a vaccine — and the U.S. is donating an extra...

  • Soft game sales weigh on Hasbro's 2Q earnings

    July 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This April 13, 2011 file photo, shows a MONOPOLY Property Trading Game, in Portland, Ore. Toy maker Hasbro Inc. said Monday, July 23, 2012 its second-quarter net income dropped 25 percent on weak sales in most categories as revenue in major...

  • Oil giant CNOOC to buy Canada's Nexen for $15.1B

    July 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this April 25, 2012 photo, Nexen chief executive Kevin Reinhart addresses the company’s annual meeting in Calgary, Alberta. Oil and gas producer Nexen Inc. has agreed to be acquired by China National Offshore Oil Company for US$15.1 billion cash. (AP...

  • 2 apply for vacant NM Supreme Court position

    July 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Only two lawyers are seeking possible appointment to New Mexico’s highest court, but that’s because voters will end up deciding who fills the job beyond this year. A judicial nominating commission announced Monday that...