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Archive for December 23rd, 2013

  • Holiday lights: New views of Saturn and its moons

    December 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This Oct. 7, 2013 image provided by NASA shows the hazy atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was able to peer through the haze and spot lakes made up of hydrocarbons. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 809,000...

  • Target: Justice Dept. investigates its data breach

    December 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This Dec. 19, 2013, photo shows a Target store near Target headquarters in Minneapolis. Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts customers may have been affected by a data breach that occurred at its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and...

  • 5 ways Fed’s influence has expanded over 100 years

    December 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, Janet Yellen, of California, President Barack Obama’s nominee to become Federal Reserve Board chair, is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, prior to testifying before the Senate Committee...

  • Vegas casinos draw tourists with holiday exhibits

    December 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 photo, an accordion player, left, serenades a stilt walker during the third-annual “Winter in Venice” event at the Venetian hotel-casino. The Venetian is advertising the event as a public gift. Las Vegas casinos have begun...

  • Holiday sales down for 3rd week

    December 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2013, file photo, Best Buy employee Christopher Gervais, right, rings up a 32-inch LED TV in Dunwoody, Ga. Sales at U.S. stores dropped 3.1 percent to $42.7 billion for the week that ended on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, compared with...

  • Judge in NJ approves Atlantic Club casino shutdown

    December 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City NJ, shown here on April 16, 2013, will shut down on Jan. 13, 2014. A bankruptcy court judge on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 approved its sale to two competitors who will essentially strip it for parts and close it...

  • Lovelace Health Plan now off NM exchange rolls

    December 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lovelace Health Plan has been removed from the New Mexico small business insurance exchange and from the federal individual exchange. New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance John Franchini says the health plan was taken off the...

  • NM police, sheriffs see officer, deputy shortage

    December 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police departments and sheriffs’ offices across New Mexico are battling shortages of officers and deputies amid retirements, low pay, and a lack of qualified applicants. From Albuquerque police to small rural agencies like the...

  • San Juan County issues same-sex marriage license

    December 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County has issued its first marriage license to a same-sex couple from Aztec. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/JVz8Om) that Luciana Velasquez and Deann Toadlena were married in downtown Farmington on Thursday....

  • Police: NM dad stabbed 12-year-old stepson

    December 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing child abuse charges after police say he stabbed his 12-year-old stepson during an argument. Avelino Chavez was booked a charge of child abuse with great bodily harm stemming from the stabbing Friday...