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Archive for September 4th, 2013

  • Leaders tout proposed spaceport in Houston

    September 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This drawing provided by the Houston Airport System various facets of the proposed spaceport, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 in Houston. Houston is working to solidify its place in the commercial space race with an ongoing effort to build the nation’s latest...

  • New India central bank chief announces reforms

    September 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Newly appointed Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Raghuram Rajan addresses a press conference at the RBI headquarters in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade) MUMBAI, India (AP) — India’s new central bank chief...

  • Asia stocks rise on heels of good US data

    September 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, photo, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stock futures were mixed Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, with the U.S. moving closer to a military confrontation in Syria (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) BANGKOK (AP)...

  • Fashion Week awards honor Upton, Posen and Zoe

    September 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    French hair stylist and honoree Frederic Fekkai arrives at the 2013 Style Awards at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Style Awards at Lincoln Center kicked off New York Fashion Week...

  • Alaska fishermen protest Wal-Mart decision

    September 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Greg Gabriel, executive director of the Northwest and Alaska Seiners Association, protests outside a Wal-Mart in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. He and other fishermen protested against Wal-Mart’s corporate policy of only buying seafood...

  • Kodiak rodeo goes on despite lack of ferry

    September 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Sept. 1, 2013 photo, Moises de Santiago rides a bull during an exhibition at the Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair in Kodiak, Alaska. The Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo went on as scheduled even with the state ferry Tustumena sidelined. Horses and cattle could...

  • Senate panel backs plan to increase prison rehab

    September 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, chair man of the Senate Budget Committee, right, confers with committee co-chairman Bill Emerson, R-Redlands, during a hearing over competing prison inmate reduction bills at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday,...

  • Ross’ gift to Michigan could affect Miami stadium

    September 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman smiles during a press conference to announce a $200 million donation to the university for its business school and athletics programs Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in Ann...

  • NM 1st grader suspended when gun found in backpack

    September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Public School officials say a first grade student has been suspended after a loaded gun was found in his backpack. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1dI6MCO) the incident occurred Wednesday morning at Helen Cordero...

  • NM county to house prisoners in Texas facility

    September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The Eddy County Detention Center in Carlsbad has been expanded several times since 1993 but continues to grapple with overcrowding issues. That’s why the county signed an agreement with Hudspeth County in Texas that will allow...