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Archive for March 5th, 2014

  • In populist appeal, Obama spotlights minimum wage

    March 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    President Barack Obama talks to the crowd at Central Connecticut State University during a speech Wednesday, March 5, 2014, about raising the minimum wage. (AP Photo/The Hour, Alex von Kleydorff) NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Mounting a show of support from...

  • US agency demands recall data from General Motors

    March 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, June 15, 2010, photo, workers at General Motors’ Lordstown Assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio put the final touches on Chevy Cobalts. U.S. safety regulators are demanding that General Motors turn over documents detailing...

  • Ohio judge says Greenpeace protest ‘reckless’

    March 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Nine Greenpeace activists rappel and hang banners in protest of Procter & Gamble outside of the company’s headquarters, in Cincinnati, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The environmental organization says the 60-foot banners on P&G’s two towers were...

  • Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact

    March 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, after signing an agreement to expand cooperation at the Computer History Museum Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Mountain View, Calif. Netanyahu is visiting...

  • Russia, West try to hammer out Ukraine diplomacy

    March 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet at the Russian Ambassador’s Residence in Paris, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Russia rebuffed Western demands to withdraw forces in Ukraine’s Crimea region to their bases on...

  • US companies spend heavily on big mergers in 2014

    March 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July 30, 2008 file photo illustration, a silhouetted coaxial cable is photographed with the Comcast Corp. logo in the background in Philadelphia.Comcast Corp. announced in February 2014 that it is buying Time Warner Cable Inc. American...

  • California fugitive is arrested in New Mexico

    March 5, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico have arrested a man who’s accused of postal theft in California. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say 44-year-old Jose Manuel Guerra was taken into custody Tuesday in Anthony. Federal agents...

  • New Mexico increases firefighter death benefits

    March 5, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state will increase the benefits provided to family members of firefighters who die in the line of duty under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Under the new law taking effect in July, the surviving...

  • New Mexico police chief: Curriculum to be released

    March 5, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    FILE – This file image taken from the dashboard camera of a police cruiser on Oct. 28, 2013, and provided by the New Mexico State Police, shows three New Mexico State Police officers reacting as a minivan driven by motorist Oriana Farrell pulls away...

  • Albuquerque schools to hire 80 new teachers

    March 5, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque public schools are likely to see 80 new teachers next year. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1fGPibG) that Albuquerque Public Schools announced plans Wednesday to add several teachers for the first time in...