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Archive for March 2nd, 2014

  • Pipeline protesters arrested at White House

    March 2, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Several hundred students and youth who marched from Georgetown University to the White House to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline are arrested outside the White House in Washington, Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — Police...

  • California governor unsure legal pot is good plan

    March 2, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Jan. 30, 2014 file photo shows California Governor Jerry Brown speaking in Los Angeles. Brown said Sunday, March 2, that he is not sure legalizing pot is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too...

  • PARIS: Kanye and Rihanna skip Oscars for Givenchy

    March 2, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A model presents a creation as part of Givenchy’s ready-to-wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris, Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) PARIS (AP) — With top actresses away, it was music stars that came out to...

  • Germany: Putin accepts Merkel contact group idea

    March 2, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaks during a joint news conference with Secretary of State John Kerry, after a private meeting, Thursday Feb. 27, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) BERLIN (AP) — The...

  • What you need to know about March health deadline

    March 2, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This March 1, 2014, photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov as photographed in Washington. Sick of hearing about the health care law? Plenty of people have tuned out after all the political jabber and website woes. Now is the time to tune back in,...

  • Wage fight propels worker from KFC to White House

    March 2, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Naquasia LeGrand speaks during an interview on Thursday Feb. 27, 2014 in New York. A few months ago, LeGrand was just another worker on the line at KFC, boxing up chicken and cole slaw in hopes of earning enough to live in one of the nation’s most...

  • Maine gov seeks to get rid of wind energy goals

    March 2, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sunday, July 19, 2009 file photo, windmills catch the breeze on Stetson Mountain, in Range 8, Township 3, Maine. Gov. Paul LePage is proposing, in the 2014 legislative session, to eliminate the wind energy generation goals in Maine law,...

  • Ban on texting while driving to become NM law

    March 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to ban texting while driving in New Mexico has become a state law. Gov. Susana Martinez signed the bill Sunday afternoon while at the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque. The proposal will...

  • Fire air tanker company relocates to New Mexico

    March 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The company that flies the DC-10 aircraft typically used in fighting huge wildfires is now calling New Mexico home. The manufacturer of the fixed-wing air tanker completed its relocation, which started in October, from California to...

  • NM pecan harvest shatters expectations

    March 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico pecan growers reported this month that they are seeing their largest crop in years. Farmers initially estimated the state’s winter harvest was 60 million pounds of in-shell pecans. But growers say a breakdown of how...