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Archive for February 11th, 2014

  • GOP’s Corker urges rejection of UAW at Volkswagen

    February 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this March 21, 2012, file photo, workers walk by the Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Workers at the plant will decide in a three-day vote Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, whether they want to be represented by the United Auto Workers union....

  • Yellen rebuffs Fed critics and pleases investors

    February 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing. Yellen said Tuesday that if the economy keeps improving, the Fed will take “further measured...

  • Algeria: Plane crash kills 77 but 1 man survives

    February 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    An Algerian military transport plane is pictured after it slammed into a mountain in the country’s rugged eastern region, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. A civil defense official said 102 people on board were killed but one person managed to survive. The U.S.-built...

  • Nebraska city voting on 2010 immigration law

    February 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    An unidentified voter writes yes on her “I Voted” sticker at a polling station in Fremont, Neb., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Fremont voters are voting on whether to scrap the city’s housing restrictions that were supposed to make it hard for...

  • Strange it was: Rodarte channels Yoda

    February 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Actress Dakota Fanning attends the Rodarte 2014 Fall/Winter Collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — If you were going to buy a silk charmeuse designer gown for...

  • US stocks surge after Fed chief reassures

    February 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks were higher Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, as investors waited for the new Federal Reserve chief’s testimony to Congress, which...

  • US to crack down on ivory to protect elephants

    February 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Nov. 14, 2013 file photo shows confiscated ivory stacked in preparation to be destroyed during an event at the National Wildlife Property Repository at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo The US is cracking...

  • Voluntary recall of frozen green chile products

    February 11, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A family-owned food company in Albuquerque has announced a voluntarily recall of its frozen non-ready-to-eat green chile products. Bueno Foods say the products have the potential to contain low levels of the common bacteria Listeria...

  • Man convicted of running driver’s license ring

    February 11, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal jury in Las Cruces convicted a Chinese national Tuesday of 64 felonies for running a ring that helped immigrants illegally obtain New Mexico driver’s licenses. After about three hours of deliberations, the jury found...

  • Marijuana legalization stalls in NM Senate panel

    February 11, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to let New Mexico voters decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana stalled in a legislative committee on Tuesday and is likely dead for the year. The Senate Rules Committee deadlocked 5-5 on whether to send the...