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Archive for December 24th, 2012

  • Graffiti mars Detroit walls, group fights back

    December 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken Nov. 30, 2012, Rick Robertson stands near the former Ride-n-Shine motorcycle shop on Gratiot Avenue in Detroit. A sign at the location asks taggers not to paint on the building. Merchants and other Detroiters are trying to mount a campaign...

  • BMW at 20: Plant exceeds hopes, tax debate ongoing

    December 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This May 8, 2008 file photo shows the production line at the BMW assembly plant in Greer, S.C. It has been 20 years since BMW announced it would build an automotive plant in South Carolina. Two decades later, the plant churns out 30,000 vehicles...

  • Few tests done at toxic sites after superstorm

    December 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, a recreational area is fenced off in an area where high levels of lead were recorded following Superstorm Sandy in Laurence Harbor, N.J. Federal and state officials say Sandy’s floodwaters didn’t cause problems...

  • Telepresence robots let employees ‘beam’ into work

    December 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Bo Preising, Suitable Technologies’ vice president of engineering, seen on screen, tests the Beam remote presence system in a sound room in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. More employees are working from home, but there’s still no...

  • Lieberman fears country may go over ‘fiscal cliff’

    December 24, 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) — Senators bickered Sunday over who’s to blame for...

  • Ho Ho Holy Discount: Vatican tax-free store busy

    December 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This is a 1962 photo showing train carriages inside St. Peter’s train station in the Vatican, whose tracks connect to Italy’s rail system. There’s a little-known open secret in the Vatican gardens, a few paces behind St. Peter’s...

  • NM survivor of Bataan Death March dies at 93

    December 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    This undated photo provided by the Gutierrez family shows Pablo Gutierrez in uniform. Gutierrez was a lifelong Grant County resident who survived the infamous Bataan Death March during World War II and was among the last surviving members of his New Mexico...

  • $20M expansion of leaking Las Vegas dam scuttled

    December 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A $20 million plan to increase the capacity of a leaky dam that supplies drinking water to Las Vegas has been scuttled because engineers found the costs would be much higher than expected. The city hoped to significantly increase the...

  • Ex-SC sheriff’s deputy in NM robbery critical

    December 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former South Carolina sheriff’s lieutenant suspected in the armed robbery of one Santa Fe., N.M., pharmacy and the attempted robbery of another is still hospitalized in critical condition. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s...

  • Live Christmas tree shortage in Las Cruces

    December 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    Jose Ramirez of Guzman’s Garden Center Color Your World in Las Cruces, N.M. unloads a new batch of fresh, live Christmas trees at the store Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 where they, among all other retailers in Las Cruces, have sold out of cut Christmas trees...