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Archive for January 29th, 2013

  • Microsoft retools Office for touch screen, Web use

    January 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This image provided bu Microsoft shows the company’s new version of its Office software. The software became available to consumers as an online subscription service for the first time in an attempt to extend one of the company’s key franchises beyond...

  • Amazon posts lower 4Q net income but stock jumps

    January 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 photo, amazon shipments are packaged in Koblenz, Germany. Amazon’s fourth-quarter net income fell 45 percent, as sharply higher revenue failed to keep pace with increased spending on order fulfillment and digital content, a...

  • Disney closing ‘Epic Mickey’ video game developer

    January 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This undated publicity file photo provided by Disney shows Mickey Mouse using a paintbrush to fight a monster in “Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,” (Disney, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, $59.99; Wii U, $54.99; Wii, $49.99). The...

  • News Summary: Amazon posts lower 4Q net income

    January 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 photo, amazon shipments are packaged in Koblenz, Germany. Amazon’s fourth-quarter net income fell 45 percent, as sharply higher revenue failed to keep pace with increased spending on order fulfillment and digital content, a...

  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg unveils $70B budget proposal

    January 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveils a proposed budget that totals just over $70 billion, in the Blue Room of New York’s City Hall, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. It’s Mayor Bloomberg’s final budget plan. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool) NEW YORK...

  • New Mexico renewing fight over immigrant licenses

    January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A House committee has shelved a proposal by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to stop New Mexico from issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants but the issue isn’t likely to go away in the Legislature. The Labor and...

  • Gallup bishop to undergo thyroid cancer surgery

    January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Diocese of Gallup officials say Bishop James S. Wall was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer and is scheduled to have a tumor surgically removed Thursday in Phoenix. Diocesan officials didn’t say what specific type of thyroid...

  • Ex-Albuquerque Mayor Chavez takes DC lobbying job

    January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez has been hired by a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm. Ibarra Strategy Group announced Tuesday that Chavez recently was hired to assist with “business development and strategic...

  • NM man pleads guilty in a drug trafficking case

    January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing at least a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges. Prosecutors say 30-year-old Homero Varela entered his plea Tuesday. They say the plea...

  • Albuquerque man sentenced to prison for child porn

    January 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Prosecutors announced Tuesday that 26-year-old Christopher Daves received a 46-month prison term to be...