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Archive for December 6th, 2013

  • Qantas Airways credit rating downgraded to junk

    December 6, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2013 file photo, a Qantas plane prepares to take off at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia. Qantas Airways said Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 it will slash 1,000 jobs and suffer half-year losses of at least 250 million Australian...

  • Bruce Lee jumpsuit fetches $100,000 at HK auction

    December 6, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

    Bruce Lee’s most iconic martial arts weapons, including a pair of yellow lacquered wooden nunchaku, second from left, are displayed during an auction preview in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. It’s part of a collection of 14 items including clothing and...

  • Bell’s Brewery unveils artwork made from elm tree

    December 6, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Bell’s Brewery Inc. unveils a wood sculpture at the brewery called “From Seed to the Senses,” created by Rockford, Ill., artist Salem Barker on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Bell’s Founder Larry Bell commissioned the piece. The statue weighs...

  • Judge urges compromise in Detroit bankruptcy case

    December 6, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Retiree Cecily McClellan talks to the media outside the federal courthouse in Detroit, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, after Judge Steven Rhodes ruled on the city’s bankruptcy filing. Judge Rhodes turned down objections from unions, pension funds and retirees,...

  • High-speed rail officials say plan is on schedule

    December 6, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Dan Richard, chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced that members of the board overseeing the state’s bullet train project, agreed to file a new motion seeking blanket authority to sell $8.6 billion in state bonds for the project...

  • Former NM lawmaker released from federal prison

    December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Democratic legislative leader who was convicted of conspiracy and mail fraud for his role in an Albuquerque courthouse fraud scandal was released from federal prison Thursday. Manny Aragon, 66, had been serving time in...

  • Chief: Man shot by police didn’t have gun

    December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The man shot by Albuquerque police Sunday didn’t have a gun but was holding an object that officers and witnesses mistook for one, Police Chief Allen Banks said Thursday. Banks told reporters at a news conference four days...

  • Jury deliberating death penalty for Arizona inmate

    December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The jury considering the death penalty for an Arizona inmate who kidnapped and murdered a retired Oklahoma couple has adjourned until Monday. The federal panel began deliberating Thursday whether John McCluskey should be executed or...

  • NM Lottery Board hires interim CEO

    December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Lottery Board has voted to hire a former Arkansas lottery vice president to serve as the interim chief executive of the New Mexico Lottery. The board of directors announced the hiring of David Barden on Thursday. He...

  • AP files open records lawsuits against NM governor

    December 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Associated Press filed lawsuits Thursday against Gov. Susana Martinez and administration agencies for refusing to release records about her work and travel schedules, cell phone calls and expenses of the security officers who...