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  • UAW drive falls short amid culture clash in Tenn.

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    U.S. Sen. Bob Corker speaks to reporters in Chattanooga, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, about the defeat of the United Auto Workers in a three-day election at the Volkswagen plant in the city. The multiyear effort to organize Volkswagen’s only U.S....

  • Ag-based curriculum invigorates Kansas school

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 photo, a student walks past a supply of work gloves and boots worn to do chores at the Walton 21st Century Rural Life Center in Walton, Kan. Located in a small farming community, the school faced closing before re-establishing...

  • UAW falls 87 votes short of major victory in South

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    United Auto Workers President Bob King speaks to the media after workers at a Volkswagen factory voted against union representation in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2104. The 712 to 626 vote is a devastating blow to the union and its efforts to...

  • Kerry in Indonesia to talk climate change

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Secretary of State John Kerry steps off his plane after arriving at Halim Air Field on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia to discuss...

  • NM lawmakers approve GED alternatives

    February 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers have given final approval to a measure expanding the tests that can be taken by New Mexicans trying to earn a high school equivalency diploma. The Senate-passed measure cleared its final hurdle in the Legislature on Saturday...

  • Graduation requirements locked in by Senate bill

    February 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate has approved a proposal to provide more certainty to high school students about their graduation requirements. The measure by Democratic Sen. Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces would prevent graduation requirements from changing...

  • Legislature enters final stretch with no budget

    February 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature is running out of time in its 30-day session as the top issues remain unresolved, including a $6 billion budget to finance public schools and government services starting in July. The session ends on Thursday, but...

  • NM House OKs cutting utility rates for businesses

    February 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state House passed a bill Friday that gives large businesses a discount on electricity rates, a move that would lead to higher costs for families and small businesses but that supporters say would draw investment to New Mexico....

  • Hung jury in NM murder trial

    February 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A jury could not agree on whether to convict a man of murder for his role in the 2012 shooting death of a 50-year-old Artesia man. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/1lTdnvY ) the jury on Friday convicted Senovio Mendoza...

  • Venezuelan opposition leader’s arrest sought

    February 15, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    A demonstrator throws stones at the National Bolivarian Police (BNP) after clashes broke out at an opposition protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Venezuelan security forces backed by water tanks, tear gas and rubber bullets dispersed...