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Archive for February 17th, 2014

  • Reporting based on NSA leaks wins Polk Award

    February 17, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2012 file photo originally provided by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Laura Poitras, a documentary filmmaker and recipient of the MacArthur Foundation genius grants, is shown in Berlin. Poitras...

  • LA workers break record for largest concrete pour

    February 17, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Crews pour concrete to lay the foundation for the New Wilshire Grand building in a record attempt for the largest continuous concrete pour in history, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in downtown Los Angeles. The marathon pour is expected to last 20 hours without...

  • Obama tees off on Oracle founder’s private course

    February 17, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Sept. 24, 2013, file photo shows Oracle CEO Larry Ellison gesturing after Oracle Team USA won the 18th America’s Cup sailing race in San Francisco. President Barack Obama is golfing Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, on the private California golf...

  • London Fashion Week Day 3: Cara, Kate lead pack

    February 17, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A model wears a design created by Vivienne Westwood at London Fashion Week Autumn/ Winter 2014 on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at Somerset House in London. (Photo by Richard Chambury/Invision/AP Images) LONDON (AP) — The rain and gale force winds have subsided, at...

  • NY officials: Virtual currency invites real crime

    February 17, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A railroad oil tanker car is parked along Interstate 787 in downtown Albany, N.Y., on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. The Port of Albany has become a hub for the U.S. oil business, taking shipments from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale daily by mile-long trains and...

  • John Kerry mocks those who deny climate change

    February 17, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Secretary of State John Kerry takes a selfie with a group of students before delivering a speech on climate change on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Climate change may be the world’s “most fearsome” weapon of mass destruction...

  • Rail oil shipping raises safety concerns in Albany

    February 17, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A railroad oil tanker car is parked along Interstate 787 in downtown Albany, N.Y., on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. The Port of Albany has become a hub for the U.S. oil business, taking shipments from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale daily by mile-long trains and...

  • Senate approves optional local liquor tax

    February 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate has approved a proposal that would allow all New Mexico counties to tax liquor to finance programs for treating and preventing alcoholism. Supporters of the measure said it would be left to counties to decide whether to...

  • Senate budget adds money for governor’s proposals

    February 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Senate panel approved a $6.2 billion spending package on Sunday with more money for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s educational initiatives in hopes of breaking a budget stalemate. The measure cleared the Finance Committee...

  • Senate approves $167M for capital improvements

    February 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to pay for about $167 million in capital-improvement projects across New Mexico has cleared the Senate. Voters in November must approve general obligation bonds, which are backed by property taxes, to pay for the proposed...