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  • Bundchen says stress low at home during playoffs

    January 14, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This Jan. 6, 2014 photo shows Fashion model Gisele Bundchen posing for a portrait in New York. Bundchen is the new spokesperson for Pantene hair products. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — It may be NFL playoff time in the Tom Brady-Gisele...

  • Company in W.Va. oil spill under scrutiny

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    CORRECTS STATE TO W.VA. INSTEAD OF VA. – Workers inspect an area outside a retaining wall around storage tanks where a chemical leaked into the Elk River at Freedom Industries storage facility in Charleston, W.Va., Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. The ban on tap...

  • Minn. Orchestra, locked-out musicians OK contract

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Board negotiator Doug Kelley speaks at Orchestra Hall on the contract agreement with the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minn. The Minnesota Orchestra and union musicians ratified a new contract Tuesday, ending a...

  • How tunnels are built, used along US-Mexico border

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A wireless, camera-equipped robot is displayed by the U.S. Border Patrol during a briefing in Nogales, Ariz., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. With more than 75 underground drug smuggling tunnels found along the border since 2008, mostly in California and Arizona, the...

  • World Bank sees global economy picking up

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Money traders work under a screen indicating update of U.S. dollars against yen at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. The euro was up 0.2 percent at $1.364 while the dollar rose 0.2 percent to 104.33 yen. (AP Photo/Shizuo...

  • Huge budget bill aims to show Congress’ mettle

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, following a Democratic policy lunch. A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, aimed at funding the government through October and...

  • AC casino revenue below $3B; 1st time in 22 years

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Nov. 26, 2013 photo, Jon Hernandez of Roselle Park, N.J. plays a game of Internet poker from his home. Atlantic City’s casino revenue fell below $3 billion last year for the first time in 22 years, as increasing competition in the northeastern...

  • Beanie Babies maker avoids prison for tax evasion

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    H. Ty Warner, the billionaire who created Beanie Babies, gets into a car outside the federal building in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, after being sentenced to two years of probation, but no prison time, for tax evasion on $25 million in income he had in...

  • General Motors’ quarterly dividend is back

    January 14, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, file photo, incoming General Motors CEO Mary Barra introduces the 2015 GMC Canyon at media previews for the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit. General Motors Co. said Tuesda, Jan. 14, 2014 that it...

  • Mobile home in domestic violence standoff burns

    January 14, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they don’t know where a domestic violence suspect is following a fire that burned an Albuquerque mobile home. Albuquerque police say they’ve issued an arrest warrant for 27-year-old Joel (Jo-elle)...