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Archive for February 22nd, 2014

  • Internet a crucial Venezuela battleground

    February 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 10, 2012 file photo, supporters of opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles take photos with their smart phones as he campaigns in Caracas, Venezuela. The battle for Venezuela is being fought as much online as in the...

  • Beleaguered Sony counting on new game machine

    February 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. President and CEO Andrew House, second left, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan President Hiroshi Kawano, second from right, fashion model Mayuko Kawakita, right, and first customer of PlayStation 4 , center, pose for photo...

  • Cellphone calls on planes? Don’t ask the feds

    February 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Oct. 31, 2013 file photo shows a plane passenger checking her cell phone before a flight in Boston. While one government agency considers allowing cellphone calls on passenger planes, another now wants to ban them. The Transportation...

  • California senator charged in big corruption case

    February 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Shepard Koop, the attorney for Tom Calderon, takes question outside Los Angeles Federal court in Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Calderon, a former lawmaker charged in a corruption probe along with his state senator brother, has pleaded not guilty in a Los...

  • Mexico to trump Japan as No. 2 car exporter to US

    February 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Mexico’s President Enrique Pena, left, and Honda Motor and CEO Takanobu Ito watch Hondo’s interactive robot Asimo during the inauguration of the new multibillion-dollar Honda car plant in Celaya, in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, Friday,...

  • Oil train wrecks spur railroad safety measures

    February 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D. Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. transportation officials to adopt wide-ranging...

  • Detroit draws first map to get out of bankruptcy

    February 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 26, 2013 file photo a young man walks in front of a row of abandoned houses in Detroit. Detroit has thousands of decrepit and abandoned homes and buildings. The city’s proposal to emerge from bankruptcy includes a plan to demolish...

  • Boy hurt in Roswell school shooting returns home

    February 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a shooting at a Roswell school last month has returned home. The Roswell Daily Record reports that hundreds of people lined the city’s streets, cheered and held up signs Friday in...

  • New Mexico youth ranch agrees to state oversight

    February 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A central New Mexico ranch for troubled youth has settled its lawsuit against the state, agreeing to some oversight. Tierra Blanca Ranch High County Youth Program sued the state last year, challenging the state’s investigation...

  • New Mexico Democratic legislative leader retiring

    February 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — House Majority Leader Rick Miera says he’s not seeking re-election this year. The Albuquerque Democrat announced his retirement plan on Friday, a day after the Legislature adjourned a 30-day session. Miera has served in the House...