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Archive for October 30th, 2013

  • NYC council votes to make tobacco-buying age 21

    October 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In this March 18, 2013 file photo, cigarette packs are displayed at a convenience store in New York. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, law makers in New York City voted to raise the cigarette-buying age from 18 to 21. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) NEW YORK...

  • Mexico evacuates 5,000 for gasoline pipeline leak

    October 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    An army soldier patrols a neighborhood after authorities ordered thousands to evacuate their homes when a gasoline pipeline burst spewing a large geyser of fuel into the air in Tlajomulco, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. According to Mexico’s...

  • Passengers in emergency landing leave AK airport

    October 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This Oct. 30, 2013 photo released by the State of Alaska Central Region Department of Transportation & Public Facilities shows passengers departing a Delta Airlines plane on a runway in Cold Bay, Alaska. A Delta Airlines flight made an emergency landing...

  • County cancels $6M top bid for empty Packard plant

    October 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Shoes and other discarded items are on a table in a rubble filled building at the Packard Plant, an abandoned factory complex on Detroit’s east side. Wayne County announced Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, it has canceled a Texas doctor’s $6 million top...

  • Southern Co. earnings down 13 percent

    October 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, worker vehicles fill the parking lots at Mississippi Power’s Kemper County energy facility near DeKalb, Miss. Southern Co. reported a nearly 13 percent drop in its third-quarter earnings Wednesday,Oct. 30,...

  • EU spying backlash threatens billions in US trade

    October 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This is a Friday, May 18, 2012 file photo of President Barack Obama, right, greets President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso on Barroso’s arrival for the G8 Summit at Camp David, Md. The backlash in Europe over U.S. spying is...

  • Brazil’s OGX files for bankruptcy protection

    October 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April 7, 2009 file photo, Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista attends a ceremony in which Batista donated about $4.5 U.S. million dollars for the the Rio 2016 Olympic games bid, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The oil company of Brazil’s...

  • Feds proving Internet-adept and inept at same time

    October 30, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In these October 2013 photos, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, left, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testify at separate hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington. When it comes to the Internet, the Obama administration...

  • Albuquerque police: Man hit in head with machete

    October 30, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man is in stable condition at an Albuquerque hospital after being struck on the head with a machete. Albuquerque police say the victim suffered a severe laceration. Officers were still at the scene Wednesday night...

  • NM could lose up to $25M in tobacco revenues

    October 30, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration plans to cut spending on several health and education programs because New Mexico faces the loss of up to $25 million from a nationwide settlement with tobacco companies. The state expected...