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Archive for July 29th, 2013

  • Asian stock markets eke out slight gains

    July 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, July 29, 2013. Asian stock markets fell Monday as traders await a packed schedule of data releases this week in the U.S. and a key meeting of the Federal Reserve. Japan’s...

  • Hawaii braces as tropical storm crosses islands

    July 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Pedestrians walk along Waikiki beach in Honolulu on Monday, July 29, 2013 as Tropical Storm Flossie approached Hawaii. The storm faded through the morning, but forecasters were still warning residents and tourists to brace for possible flooding, wind gusts,...

  • Black waves of oil washing onto Thai resort beach

    July 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Streaks of crude oil cover the shore of Prao Bay on Samet Island in Rayong province eastern Thailand Monday, July 29, 2013. The oil spill that leaked from a pipeline has reached the popular tourist island in Thailand’s eastern sea despite continuous...

  • CBS chief exec says cable fee dispute unresolved

    July 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This publicity image released by CBS shows Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer for CBS Corporation during the TCA Summer Press Tour 2013, on July 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) —...

  • 1 injured in California city after surfing contest

    July 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A man passes a window broken by an unruly crowd at the Easyrider bike shop on Main Street in Huntington Beach f Monday morning July 29, 2013. An unruly crowd surged through a Southern California city’s seaside downtown after the U.S. Open of Surfing....

  • Fast-food workers in NYC stage strikes, rallies

    July 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Demonstrators protest in support of fast food workers outside a McDonald’s as they demand higher wages and the right to form a union without retaliation in Union Square, Monday, July 29, 2013, in New York. The national Fast Food Forward campaign is...

  • Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers

    July 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In a June 3, 2010, file photo, Dr. Steven Birnbaum works with a patient in a CT scanner at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, N.H. For the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain...

  • Albuquerque police investigating woman’s death

    July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in Albuquerque. Albuquerque police received a call Monday afternoon that an adult female had shot herself. Officers and paramedics arrived and found a woman who was...

  • NM monsoons strong, but drought lingers

    July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For a few hours, the Rio Grande was grand again. But weather officials say despite the fierce storm that hit Albuquerque with hurricane-force winds and pounding rains over the weekend, New Mexico’s drought is far from over....

  • NM tourism on the rise

    July 29, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico tourism is on the rise and visitor spending has hit an all-time high of $5.9 billion. Martinez says a record 32 million people visited the state last year, the third straight year New Mexico has...