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Archive for February 15th, 2014

  • Obama signs debt ceiling measure into law

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md. Obama has signed a bill Saturday that allows the government to borrow money to pay its debts and a separate...

  • Celebrities pack front row at London Fashion Week

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Models wear design created by Julian Macdonald during London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014, at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) LONDON (AP) — Celebrities, starlets and fashion’s...

  • It’s grad school at the museum for NYC students

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Jana Grcevich, a post-doc scholar in the astronomy department, right, works with Wanda Vargas, center, and Noah Kaminsky as part of a 15-month master’s program in teaching at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The...

  • UAW drive falls short amid culture clash in Tenn.

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    U.S. Sen. Bob Corker speaks to reporters in Chattanooga, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, about the defeat of the United Auto Workers in a three-day election at the Volkswagen plant in the city. The multiyear effort to organize Volkswagen’s only U.S....

  • Ag-based curriculum invigorates Kansas school

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 photo, a student walks past a supply of work gloves and boots worn to do chores at the Walton 21st Century Rural Life Center in Walton, Kan. Located in a small farming community, the school faced closing before re-establishing...

  • UAW falls 87 votes short of major victory in South

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    United Auto Workers President Bob King speaks to the media after workers at a Volkswagen factory voted against union representation in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2104. The 712 to 626 vote is a devastating blow to the union and its efforts to...

  • Kerry in Indonesia to talk climate change

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Secretary of State John Kerry steps off his plane after arriving at Halim Air Field on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia to discuss...

  • NM lawmakers approve GED alternatives

    February 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers have given final approval to a measure expanding the tests that can be taken by New Mexicans trying to earn a high school equivalency diploma. The Senate-passed measure cleared its final hurdle in the Legislature on Saturday...

  • Graduation requirements locked in by Senate bill

    February 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate has approved a proposal to provide more certainty to high school students about their graduation requirements. The measure by Democratic Sen. Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces would prevent graduation requirements from changing...

  • Legislature enters final stretch with no budget

    February 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature is running out of time in its 30-day session as the top issues remain unresolved, including a $6 billion budget to finance public schools and government services starting in July. The session ends on Thursday, but...