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Archive for November 9th, 2012

  • Asian stocks sink on US fiscal cliff fears

    November 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A currency trader watches monitors in front of screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), center, and foreign exchange rate, left, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea,...

  • Argentines protest in huge anti-government march

    November 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Protesters waving an Argentine flag demonstrate during a march against Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Angered by rising inflation, violent crime and high-profile corruption, and afraid...

  • Iran bans ‘luxury’ imports as sanctions bite

    November 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Iranian shopkeeper Masoud Hatami works at a home appliance store in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Sanctions-hit Iran has banned the import of foreign-made cars, laptops, and other ‘luxury’ goods in the hope of saving billions of dollars in...

  • Montana considers elk reductions to curb disease

    November 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    An undated photo shows a bull elk bugling north of Gardiner, Mont. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists have begun capturing and testing elk for brucellosis. (AP Photo/Bozeman Daily Chronicle,Sean Sperry ) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A broad plan to...

  • Duke Energy 3Q earnings hurt by mild weather

    November 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Feb. 14, 2012 photo, a Duke Energy employee works on power lines in Charlotte, N.C. : Duke Energy reported its first quarterly earnings as the nation’s biggest electric utility after completing its acquisition of Progress Energy in late June....

  • McDonald’s sales drop for first time since 2003

    November 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, Carlos Gonzalez and Elsa Guzman eat breakfast at a McDonald’s restaurant, in New York. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, that a key sales figure fell for the first...

  • What financial reports reveal about movie studios

    November 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this March 31, 2012 file photo, a firework display lights up the castle of Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland’s theme park in Marne-la-Vallee, east of Paris. The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday Nov. 8, 2012, that its net income in the latest...

  • 91-year-old Navajo Code Talker to receive degree

    November 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 91-year-old New Mexico man who was a Navajo Code Talker in World War II will receive a degree next week from the University of Kansas. Chester Nez is the last living member of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers — an all-Navajo...

  • NM detective’s stolen assault rifle recovered

    November 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a semi-automatic assault rifle stolen from an Albuquerque detective’s truck while he was playing golf has been recovered. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Z5vAep) bandits struck the unmarked police...

  • Voter turnout drops to 62% in New Mexico

    November 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Fewer New Mexicans turned out to vote in the presidential election than four years ago when New Mexico was considered a battleground swing state and attracted several campaign visits from the presidential candidates. About 62 percent...