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Archive for December 24th, 2013

  • First-class stamps to cost 49 cents as of Jan. 26

    December 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Feb. 7, 2013 file photo shows packages waiting to be sorted in a Post Office in Atlanta. Regulators on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, approved a price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to 49 cents a letter in an effort to...

  • Nevada gunman told patients to flee before killing

    December 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This photo provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles via the Reno Gazette-Journal and KXTV News 10 shows Alan Frazier. Frazier, who complained he had a botched 2010 surgery, left a suicide note outlining plans for his attack before targeting...

  • Health law not first new program with launch woes

    December 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE This Nov. 27, 2013 file photo of part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace is photographed in Washington. Although multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature...

  • Stocks end on a high note before Christmas

    December 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, traders Robert Oswald, left, and Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were looking to open slightly higher on Wall Street on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, helped by a report that showed...

  • US sales of new homes slipped 2.1 percent in Nov.

    December 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 photo, a worker caulks the peak of a new condominium complex under construction in Pepper Pike, Ohio. The Commerce Department releases new home sales for November on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) WASHINGTON (AP)...

  • Tablets a hit with kids, but experts worry

    December 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, photo, Marc Cohen, 5, uses a Sesame Street app on his tablet at home in New York. Tablets of all types are expected to rank among the top holiday gifts for children this year, but some experts and advocates question the...

  • After Christmas begins before the holiday

    December 24, 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...

  • Roswell man accused of extreme cruelty to animals

    December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell man is being accused of extreme cruelty to animals after his puppy was injured so badly that it had to be put down. Roswell police say 27-year-old Emerson Quam allegedly beat the dog during an argument with his girlfriend...

  • Albuquerque Fire Department gets new interim chief

    December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An interim fire chief has been appointed for Albuquerque. Mayor Richard Berry named Deputy Chief David Downey as the department’s interim chief. Fire Chief James Breen is retiring at the end of this month. Breen has been with...

  • Former Roswell police chief Al Solis dies

    December 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Al Solis, Roswell’s former police chief and the state’s former interim secretary of the Department of Corrections, died Monday, Roswell officials confirmed. He was 65 and had been battling cancer. Roswell City Manager...