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Archive for December 13th, 2012

  • Sitar maker: Ravi Shankar’s legacy inspires others

    December 13, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Indian traditional instrument craftsman Sanjay Sharma plays a sitar at his store Riki Ram’s Music in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. For close to a 100 years Sharma’s family has created musical instruments for legendary Indian...

  • Official: Family has identified Rivera remains

    December 13, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 22, 2012, file photo, Jenni Rivera, from the film “Filly Brown,” poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music...

  • New-found tale could be Hans Christian Andersen’s

    December 13, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    A newly found manuscript of a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen which has been located in Odense, pictured in the State Archives in Copenhagen, Denmark Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The story of ‘The Tallow Candle’ might have been written about 1823, when...

  • Salmon fishing where? Globes snubs and surprises

    December 13, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This undated publicity image released by The Weinstein Company shows, from left, Christoph Waltz as Schultz and Jamie Foxx as Django in the film, “Django Unchained,” directed by Quentin Tarantino. Waltz was nominated Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 for a...

  • Time for states to decide on health care exchanges

    December 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Jan. 9, 2012 file photo shows Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter delivering his State of the State address inside the House chambers at the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. At least 20 states have turned down the Obama...

  • Asia stocks stutter as Japan confidence falls

    December 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Asian stock markets rose Thursday with the help of Japan’s Nikkei 225, which was propelled higher by a weakening yen. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) BANGKOK (AP)...

  • Critics urge delay on Oregon bill sought by Nike

    December 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This Aug. 11, 2010 file photo shows the Nike campus from the air. Athletic footwear and apparel giant Nike Inc. plans to expand its operations in Oregon and hire hundreds of workers but wants the government to promise that tax rules won’t change,...

  • Raul Castro says economic reforms are working

    December 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Cuba’s President Raul Castro smiles as he arrives for a session of the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The session is one of the National Assembly’s twice-yearly gatherings. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)...

  • Bar code’s co-inventor N. Joseph Woodland dies, 91

    December 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated family photo taken in the 1950s shows bar code co-inventor N. Joseph Woodland. Woodland, who with Bernard Silver invented the bar code that labels nearly every product in stores and has boosted productivity in nearly every sector of commerce...

  • Google Maps return to iPhone with new mobile app

    December 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This image made available by google, shows the new Google Maps application, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The world’s most popular online mapping system returned late Wednesday with the release of the Google Maps iPhone app. The release comes nearly three...