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Archive for December 31st, 2013

  • Russia bombings kill 31, raise concern on Olympics

    December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Flowers and portraits of victims are placed at an entrance to Volgograd main railway station in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Russian authorities ordered police to beef up security at train stations and other facilities across the country after a...

  • Samsung sells 110-inch ultra-HD TV for $150,000

    December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this undated handout photo released by Samsung Electronics Co. Monday, Dec. 30, 2103, models pose with a Samsung Electronics’ 110-inch UHD TV. Samsung on Monday said a 110-inch UHD TV that has four times the resolution of standard high-definition TVs...

  • Signed contracts to buy US homes level off

    December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 file photo, a sale pending announcement sits atop a for sale sign in a home’s yard in Richardson, Texas. National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for November on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013....

  • Stocks barely budge in quiet end-of-year trading

    December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended a quiet Monday mostly where it began as investors shut...

  • Home electricity use in US falling to 2001 levels

    December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE -This combination of Associated Press file photos shows, top, a house in Duluth, Minn.,with triple-paned, south-facing windows that draw heat from the sun, and bottom an undated photo provided by Lowe’s shows weatherstripping being applied to a...

  • Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

    December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This April 13, 2013, file photo shows a NASA Global Hawk robotic jet in a hangar at Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday Dec. 30, 2013, that will...

  • Holiday shutdown unsettles coal mine workers

    December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Dec. 26, 2013 photo Joe Tischkau, mayor of Farmersville, Ill., about 70 miles northeast of St. Louis, poses near one of his business’ tow trucks in Farmersville. Tischkau, the mayor for the past 28 years, says his 770-resident farming village...

  • Man, woman killed in Rio Rancho wreck ID’d

    December 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Rio Rancho police have identified a woman and man killed in a two-vehicle collision at an intersection over the weekend. Police say 21-year-old Audree Jones was driving one of the vehicles involved in the collision Saturday and that...

  • Rio Rancho police arrest 3 in fatal shooting

    December 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Rio Rancho police have arrested three people in connection with the shooting death of homicide victim whose body was found on a busy highway. Rio Rancho police say 23-year-old Andrew Anderson died Saturday as a result of injuries...

  • Arizona policy change benefits Navajo students

    December 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation students who live in New Mexico or Utah stand to benefit from a policy change approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. Under the policy change, Native American students who are enrolled members of a federally...