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  • Fox’s ‘The X Factor’ ending after 3 seasons

    February 8, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This Aug. 1, 2013 file photo shows Simon Cowell, a judge on the FOX series “The X Factor,” during a panel discussion on the show at the FOX 2013 Summer TCA press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Fox and the show’s production...

  • Ore. Sen. Wyden gives tax overhaul top priority

    February 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this June 6, 2013, file photo, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wyden, the incoming chairman of the Senate Finance Committee says he would make revamping the federal income tax system a top priority. (AP...

  • Rain and snow not enough to break Oregon’s drought

    February 8, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Jose Cardenas scrapes the snow and ice from his windshield as he prepares to go pick up his sister, who didn’t feel comfortable driving in the snow in Salem, Ore., Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Snowfall starting late in the morning Friday will be widespread,...

  • Chevy Olympic ads feature gay couples

    February 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This image provided by Chevrolet shows a scene from a one of two of the automaker’s ads that feature gay couples and families that will air during the Olympic opening ceremony on NBC on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. It’s the latest example of advertisers...

  • Japan assures US of calm response to China tension

    February 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida listens as Secretary of State John Kerry speaks after a meeting at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan assured the U.S. Friday that it will respond...

  • Weak US jobs report also offers hints of optimism

    February 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 photo, job seekers line up to meet prospective employers during a career fair at a hotel in Dallas. January was a second straight disappointing month for U.S. job seekers, though mainly in the government and retail sectors...

  • Apple takes $14B bite of its stock via buyback

    February 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage before a new product introduction in Cupertino, Calif. Apple has reportedly repurchased $14 billion of its stock in the two weeks after its first-quarter financials...

  • Hackers may have used Pa. company to hit Target

    February 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A sign for Fazio Mechanical Services Inc. is at their location in Sharpsburg, Pa. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. The western Pennsylvania heating and refrigeration contractor issued the statement late Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 saying it was the victim of a...

  • New Mexico Senate panel OKs minimum wage increase

    February 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal moved ahead in the Legislature on Friday that would boost New Mexico’s minimum wage to $8.30 an hour next year and provide for annual inflation increases. The proposed constitutional amendment cleared the Senate Rules...

  • NM Senate passes texting-ban proposal

    February 8, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — After years of trying, the New Mexico Senate approved Friday a proposal to prohibit texting and checking social media on smartphones while driving in the state. Senators voted 37-5 on a bill that prohibits drivers — even while at a...