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  • Skakel settles lawsuit against HLN’s Nancy Grace

    November 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, television host Nancy Grace arrives at the 7th annual GLSEN Respect Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel settled a lawsuit Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, against television commentator...

  • Ford gets the aluminum F-150 ready for prime time

    November 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company President and CEO, let, and Bill Ford Jr., Executive Chairman, listen during a news conference about the production of the 2015 F-150 at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. The aluminum-sided...

  • Obama steps into divisive debate on net neutrality

    November 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this May 1, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with then nominee for Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Obama touched off an angry debate Monday, Nov....

  • Tenn. governor downplays VW labor policy on UAW

    November 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this June 12, 2013, file photo, workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the German automaker’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. UAW officials in a letter to plant workers on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, said a upcoming policy change by...

  • Port problems endanger apple exports

    November 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    An empty container ship is moored at the Port of Seattle’s seaport and in view of stacked containers ashore on the Duwamish Waterway, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Seattle. Labor woes at major West Coast seaports are slowing exports of the record crop of...

  • Veterans Day means freebies for those who served

    November 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Arizona Air National Guard Lt. Col. Greg Grattop, 161st Air Refueling Wing, Phoenix Sky Harbor and Operation Enduring Freedom veteran who has served in Afghanistan, and his wife, Suzanne Grattop, drink their free coffee, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at a Starbucks...

  • AP Interview: Meekhof hails union, abortion laws

    November 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In a Nov. 6, 2014 photo, Sen. Arlan Meekhof is seen at the State House in Lansing, Mich. Two years ago Meekhof helped usher in Michigan’s landmark law making union fees voluntary for workers, a feat he’d thought was probably impossible until at...

  • Achatz pies to be sold nationwide via franchises

    November 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this June 15, 2010 photo, The Achatz Handmade Pie Co.’s signature Four-Berry Pie is seen in Chesterfield Township, Mich. The Achatz Handmade Pie Co. has sold its franchise rights to a Florida firm, which expects to establish 150 locations across the...

  • Hundreds gather for NM Veterans’ Day ceremony

    November 12, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez joined with Purple Heart recipients, Navajo Code Talkers, one of New Mexico’s Medal of Honor recipients and hundreds of others Tuesday to pay tribute to the state’s veterans. Martinez, whose father...

  • Thoreau man dead after rollover crash near Gallup

    November 12, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Thoreau man is dead after a rollover crash near Gallup. New Mexico State Police say 20-year-old Tyran Brown was ejected and died at the scene of the Tuesday morning crash on Interstate 40. Police say it appears the...