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Archive for August 26th, 2013

  • Calif city looks to seize loans to ease mortgages

    August 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 photo, Ricardo Davis with Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) holds a sign outside of Wells Fargo headquarters, while police talk to Wells Fargo executives, foreground, in San Francisco. A group of...

  • US overhauls process for recognizing Indian tribes

    August 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 photo, Alan Russell, chairman of the Schaghticoke tribe walks in the tribe’s burial ground on reservation land in Kent, Conn. A rule change proposed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs could make dozens of American Indian...

  • Food stamp use growing at Michigan farmers markets

    August 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Aug. 21, 2013 photo, Lynn Phillips, of Rudich Farms in Ray Township, Mich., accepts EBT tokens from Orion Township residents Amy Weronka, right, and her daughter Diana in exchange for produce at the Lake Orion, Mich., Farmers Market. (AP Photo/Detroit...

  • Fracking health project puts numbers to debate

    August 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July 27, 2011 file photo, workers stand behind the top of a pump for the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale layer to release natural gas at a Range Resources site in Claysville, Pa. A project examining the local health...

  • Private lobbyists get public pensions in 20 states

    August 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this May 9, 2013 file photo, Stephen Acquario, executive director of the New York State Association of Counties, attends a news conference in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Acquario is among hundreds of lobbyists in at least 20...

  • Why it’s time to revisit European stocks

    August 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday March 14, 2013 file photo, a trader uses a phone at the Frankfurt, Germany, stock exchange as the DAX climbed above 8,000 points. Fund managers and market strategists say the last several months of better economic news in mid...

  • Merkel rival: suspend trade talks over NSA scandal

    August 26, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Candidate for chancellor of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and challenger of German chancellor Angela Merkel, Peer Steinbrueck speaks during the summer interview of broadcaster ARD in Berlin, Germany Sunday Aug. 25, 2013. In background the parliament...

  • Grand jury: Shooting outside school was justified

    August 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Otero County grand jury has concluded police were justified in fatally shooting a 19-year-old man outside Tularosa Elementary School during a late-night encounter. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/19FX3J2) that the...

  • City revises its policies on license plate readers

    August 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque says it will reduce the amount of time that it keeps information gathered from police license-plate readers from six months to 14 days. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/140ekrY) that the city...

  • Closings set in fatal NM Burger King shooting

    August 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected to begin Monday in the trial of a mentally disabled man in the shooting death of a woman outside a busy Alamogordo Burger King. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/16v3g67) that prosecutors...