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  • NYC, teachers strike deal that could be template

    May 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, right, and President of the United Federation of Teachers Michael Mulgrew, left, listen as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference at City Hall in New York, Thursday, May 1, 2014. New...

  • Shareholders, protesters, speak out to Duke board

    May 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    About 200 protesters carry signs and demonstrate in front of Duke Energy office building Thursday, May 1, 2014, as shareholders held their annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C. Some Duke Energy investors plan to push the utility’s board of directors to...

  • MGM, AEG break ground on Las Vegas Strip arena

    May 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This artist’s rendering provided by MGM Resorts shows the proposed sports arena in Las Vegas. Officials are set to break ground Thursday, May 1, 2014, on this new, 20,000-seat arena along the Las Vegas Strip that would improve the city’s chances...

  • Encouraging news on economy fails to lift stocks

    May 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April 30, 2014 file photo, Specialist Glenn Carell, foreground, works with traders at the post that handles Under Armour on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks edged lower on Thursday, May 1, 2014, as investors assessed the...

  • Miss. looks to volunteers, federal aid to recover

    May 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Volunteer, Mark Weaver counts the rings on a 47 year-old pine tree on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Winston County, Miss. The tree were downed by a tornado on Monday. The National Weather Service has rated the tornado an EF-4. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle) LOUISVILLE,...

  • Buffett may face questions about performance

    May 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this file photo from May 1, 2013, billionaire investor Warren Buffett attends a seminar in Omaha, Neb. Buffett’s failure to beat the stock market in four of the past five years has inspired debate about whether Berkshire Hathaway’s...

  • Pickups, small SUVs lead April auto sales rebound

    May 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated product image provided by Nissan North America shows the 2014 Nissan Rogue small SUV. American car buyers came out of hibernation in April to spend on pickup trucks and SUVs, fueling an auto sales rebound that analysts expect to last the rest of...

  • Frigid winter has given way to a warming economy

    May 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 photo, shoppers check out the sale at an ALDO store in the Mall at Robinson, in Robinson Township, Pa. The commerce department on Thursday, May 1, 2014 said U.S. consumers ramped up their spending in March at the fastest pace in...

  • State health exchange looking at financing options

    May 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state-run health insurance exchange wants to hear from the public on how to raise about $24 million annually to pay for operating the online marketplace in the future. Among the options are fees on private insurance...

  • Man says woman shot by officer refused to stop

    May 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A passenger in a car driven by a Santa Fe woman fatally shot by a New Mexico State Police officer last November said the driver refused to pull over and told him she wanted to get home before speaking with police. Jeremy Munoz also...