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Archive for February 24th, 2014

  • Noted Iranian filmmaker makes first US visit

    February 24, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Iranian filmmaker Kamran Shirdel poses beside the sign pointing to where some of his films can be seen at the Carnegie Museum of Art Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, during his first visit to the U.S. Shirdel began making gritty films of taboo subjects in the 1960s....

  • 5 things to know about Daytona 500 entertainment

    February 24, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Paralympian Blake Leeper poses for photos during a news conference before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Leeper will deliver the green flag to start the race....

  • Kiss says it won’t play at Rock HOF induction

    February 24, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    CORRECTS SPELLING OF SIMMONS-FILE – In this Thursday June 13, 2013, file photo, from left: bassist Gene Simmons , guitarist Tommy Thayer and singer Paul Stanley of the US band Kiss perform on stage in Berlin, Germany. Kiss announced Sunday, Feb. 23,...

  • Evolution in US cellphone plans over past year

    February 24, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, file photo, a Best Buy employee prepares to scan a new iPhone 5S during the opening day of sales of the new phone in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — In the old days, U.S....

  • Governors: ‘Obamacare’ here to stay

    February 24, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, left, talks with New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan while they participate in a special session on jobs in America during the National Governor’s Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP...

  • Ukraine parliament head takes presidential powers

    February 24, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    CORRECTS SENTENCE TO CLARIFY WHO IS IN POWER AT THE PRESENT TIME -Top Ukrainian opposition figure Yulia Tymoshenko, center, U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt, left, and EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb....

  • Report: Vt. adds at least 2,162 food related jobs

    February 24, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this January 2014 photo provided by Vermont Smoke and Cure, plant manager Don Jutras measures the temperature of bacon hanging in the company’s smokehouse in Hinesburg, Vt. Food entrepreneurs in the state have added at least 2,162 new jobs and 199...

  • La.’s Landrieu looks for independent, GOP support

    February 24, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 3, 2013, file photo Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at a news conference and Capitol Hill in Washington. Landrieu’s quest for a fourth Senate term will turn on whether she can attract just enough support from independents and...

  • 5 tycoons who want to close the wealth gap

    February 24, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this May 6, 2012 file photo, Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, right, watches Bill Gates use an oversize paddle as they play doubles against table tennis prodigy Ariel Hsing in Omaha, Neb. Members of the economic elite...

  • High court climate case looks at EPA’s power

    February 24, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Oct. 15, 2013, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington the day the court’s justices said they would be reviewing whether or not the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority in developing rules aimed at cutting...