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Archive for August 21st, 2013

  • Asia stock markets choppy as focus remains on Fed

    August 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A boy with his head shaved looks at the skylines in Pudong, China’s financial and commercial hub, in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Global stocks slid Tuesday as investors, particularly those investing in up-and-coming markets, braced for the...

  • India scrambles to halt rupee slide

    August 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    An Indian fishmonger counts her rupee notes at a market in Varanasi, India , Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. The rupee has plumbed new lows against the dollar on a near daily basis, showing the pressure of a current account deficit that has swelled from high import...

  • Al-Jazeera America debuts as newest news network

    August 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Ehab Al Shihabi, interim CEO for Al-Jazeera America, listens during an interview overlooking the newsroom, after the network’s first broadcast on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 in New York. The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera Media Network launched its U.S. outlet only...

  • Hyundai labor union to strike for 4 hours

    August 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Workers of Hyundai Motor shout slogans during a rally at Hyundai Motor Co. plant in Ulsan, south of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Hyundai’s labor union said 46,000 workers will stage a four-hour strike over two days this week as the union...

  • Colorado’s marijuana industry: Legal, not cheap

    August 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Ron Kammerzell, left, the Senior Director of Enforcement for Colorado Dept. of Revenue, and Kelly Rosenberg, Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, listen to public comments during a recreational marijuana rule making hearing, at...

  • Autopsy found traces of drugs after Hastings death

    August 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This undated file photo provided by Blue Rider Press/Penguin shows award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings. A Los Angeles County coroner’s autopsy report released Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, says the 33-year-old Hastings...

  • Best Buy tops expectations on cost cuts, web sales

    August 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 photo, shoppers walk toward the parking lot at a Best Buy store in Hialeah, Fla. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, Best Buy announced that the company’s net income rose sharply in the second quarter, as the struggling electronics...

  • NM court asked to expedite gay marriage ruling

    August 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A same-sex couple from Santa Fe has asked the New Mexico Supreme Court to streamline the handling of lawsuits seeking to legalize gay marriage in the state. Rep. Brian Egolf, a Santa Fe Democrat and lawyer for the couple, said Tuesday...

  • Shiprock man gets prison for 2nd-degree murder

    August 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Shiprock man has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and attempted robbery. Federal prosecutors in New Mexico say 32-year-old Malcolm Altisi also was sentenced Tuesday to two...

  • NM gun store: 1,500 prairie dogs shot in hunt

    August 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico gun shop owner who sponsored a prairie dog hunting contest says hunters bagged around 1,500 of the squirrel-like creatures during a weeklong competition. Gunhawk Firearms owner Mark Chavez told The Associated Press on...