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Archive for February 12th, 2013

  • Apple CEO: Shareholder lawsuit is ‘silly sideshow’

    February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, March 7, 2012 photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPad in San Francisco. Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling a shareholder lawsuit against the company a “silly sideshow,”on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, even as he said...

  • G7 seeks to defuse currency war fears

    February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 photo, traders work under a screen indicating the U.S. dollar is trading at 93.530 yen on the foreign exchange market in Tokyo. Against the dollar, the yen is near a three-year low and looks set to weaken further as the Bank of...

  • Comcast to buy GE’s stake in NBCUniversal early

    February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, file photo, the NBC logo glows in neon lights among other iconic signs at its headquarters in New York. Comcast said Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, that it’s buying General Electric’s 49 percent stake in the...

  • Police arrest man accused of mass stabbing in Guam

    February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Guam Police Department officers secure the scene after a 21-year-old Chad Ryan Desoto of Tamuning allegedly drove a Toyota Yaris through a crowd of people in the island’s visitor district in Tumon, Guam on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, crashing into an ABC...

  • Another major Dell shareholder opposes $24.4B sale

    February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 photo, Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell, speaks during his keynote address at Comdex, in Las Vegas. Dell is trying to reassure shareholders about its proposed $24.4 billion acquisition by a group led by its...

  • Chemical spill into Mont. river spurs water watch

    February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This photo provided by Hanser’s Automotive shows pieces of two trailers that went into the Clarks Fork River near Belfry, Mont. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 spilling an estimated 7,000 gallons of magnesium chloride, a chemical used as road salt. (AP...

  • NTSB blames crew error for 2010 Minn. train crash

    February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Sept. 30 2010 file aerial photo shows the site where two Canadian National ore trains collided near Boomers Road Railroad Crossing on Highway 2 about 15 miles north of Two Harbors, Minn. A National Transportation Safety Board report released...

  • WellPoint names hospital executive Swedish new CEO

    February 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated image provided by WellPoint shows the Health insurer’s new CEO Joseph Swedish. Swedish, a veteran hospital executive who has never run a public company, was named the insurance company’s next CEO on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. He will...

  • Prostitution bill clears first legislative hurdle

    February 12, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal that would modernize New Mexico law to allow prosecutors to charge people who run online prostitution websites cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday. The push to crackdown on prostitution rings based in cyberspace...

  • $2.6M sought to replace nonworking tissue digester

    February 12, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators are proposing a $2.6 million solution to a problem involving disposal of diseased animal carcasses. The Agriculture Department has a tissue digester, an $800,000 machine that’s like a huge pressure...