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Archive for December 21st, 2012

  • Hot spots draw believers, but not doomsday

    December 21, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    People are silhouetted as the sun rises above the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, in southern England, as access to the site is given to druids, New Age followers and members of the public on the annual Winter Solstice, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Doomsday...

  • Oreo cookie maker Mondelez gives CEO $10M award

    December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 file photo, Kraft Foods Inc. CEO Irene Rosenfeld speaks at the World Business Forum in New York. On Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, Mondelez Inc. announced that it is sweetening the pay for Rosenfeld with a special stock...

  • Glacier park looks to influence Blackfeet drilling

    December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This Dec. 12,2012 photo shows a sign welcoming visitors to the Blackfeet Indian reservation on Dec. 12, 2012. Glacier officials are concerned about the effects of oil development on the reservation, and are asking for an in-depth study on the environmental...

  • Click, print, shoot: Downloadable guns possible

    December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Oct. 3, 2012 photo, “Wiki Weapons” project leader Cody Wilson points to his laptop screen displaying an image of a prototype plastic gun on the screen, while holding in his other a weapon he calls “Invivdual Mandate,” in...

  • Obama says he is ‘ready and willing’ to get deal

    December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he is “ready and...

  • Signs suggest better economy if ‘cliff’ is averted

    December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 photo, a cashier hands a customer his change and receipt during a transaction at a Sears store, in Henderson, Nev. Consumers spent and earned more in November, reflecting a rebound from the disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy....

  • Walgreen fiscal 1Q profit sinks nearly 26 pct

    December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, people pass the Walgreens store in New York’s Times Square. Walgreen Co.’s fiscal first-quarter earnings sank nearly 26 percent as the nation’s largest drugstore chain filled fewer prescriptions and...

  • Monti resigns as Italy heads to elections

    December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Italian Premier Mario Monti delivers his speech at the Foreign Ministry for the Italian Ambassadors conference in Rome, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Monti pledged to resign as soon as the budget law is passed after Silvio Berlusconi yanked support for his...

  • A gauge of consumer confidence hits 5-month low

    December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 photo, a person exits a business with a “Closing Sale” sign, in Philadelphia. Confidence among U.S. consumers has sunk to its lowest point since July, according to a monthly index released Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The...

  • Small plane goes down near Las Cruces airport

    December 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a pilot escaped injury after his small plane went down south of Interstate 10 near the Las Cruces airport. Captain Rich Libicer says it’s still unclear if the plane crashed or had an emergency...