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Archive for May 26th, 2013

  • NY beaches open despite Superstorm Sandy scars

    May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Employees of Coney Island’s GameWorld wait for customers to arrive, Thursday, May 23, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Not all the repairs are finished, not all the sand is replaced and not every nearby businesses has recovered. Seven months...

  • Trailblazing Israeli electric car company to close

    May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 file photo, an electric car is seen during a demonstration of the California-based company Better Place in Tel Aviv, Israel. Better Place announced Sunday, May 26, 2013, that it is shutting down, less than six years...

  • Germany: Merkel vows to avoid trade war with China

    May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gesticulate after a contract signing ceremony at the chancellery in Berlin, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said...

  • NJ board to vote on contested PSE&G solar plan

    May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013 photo, solar panels, left, are seen on top of a landfill in Kearny, N.J., with the New York City skyline as a backdrop. The New Jersey director of the Division of Rate Counsel is accusing electric company PSE&G of crafting a...

  • Flint Durant statue heads to foundry for bronzing

    May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This undated photo shows William C. “Billy Durant, the founder of General Motors. Durant will soon be immortalized in bronze when his statue is installed in the downtown Flint, Mich., statue plaza that already features automotive giants Louis...

  • Germany: Merkel vows to avoid trade war with China

    May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gesticulate after a contract signing ceremony at the chancellery in Berlin, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s chancellor says she will...

  • Purdue design tool eliminates mouse, keyboard

    May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Purdue University graduate student Yu Liu uses Shape-It-Up, a design tool that interprets hand gestures Wednesday, May 15, 2103, at the university in West Lafayette, Ind. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, Justin Mack) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — In the movie...

  • Ivory Coast techies elect new ‘Web Mayor’

    May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    CORRECTS DATE – Emmanuel Assouan, the newly inaugurated ‘web mayor’ of Ivory Coast’s economic capital, poses in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Sunday May 26, 2013. Five days after Ivorians went to the polls for local elections in late April,...

  • Ex-finance chief says he was cut out of decisions

    May 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s former secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration says he was routinely cut out of important decisions on the state budget, excluded from meetings and endured a lack of communication from the...

  • Colorado utility mulls transmission line into NM

    May 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado utility has reached out to leaders in northern New Mexico about the possibility of running an electric transmission line from a substation north of Alamosa, Colo., to a site somewhere west of Taos. But the Albuquerque...