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  • GOP budget slashes spending, aid to poor

    April 3, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., center, flanked by committee member Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., left, and the committee’s ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., begins the markup of budget plan that would slash $5.1 trillion in...

  • In Michigan, Obama presses for higher minimum wage

    April 3, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about his proposal to raise the national minimum wage, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., . (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Pressing his economic case in...

  • Samsung hooks unsuspecting Obama as phone ad star

    April 3, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David “Big Papi” Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to him, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of...

  • College athletes take labor cause to Capitol Hill

    April 3, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    From left, former Northwestern University football quarterback Kain Colter, Ramogi Huma, founder and President of the National College Players Association and Tim Waters, Political Director of the United Steel Workers, arrive on Capitol Hill in Wednesday,...

  • Families remember victims of WVa mine disaster

    April 3, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Friends and families of the 29 victims of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion gather in front of the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse in Charleston, W.Va., Wednesday April 2, 1014. Wednesday’s gathering commemorated the disaster. Saturday is the...

  • Urban League: Blacks doing worse in the job market

    April 3, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Aug. 28, 2013 file photo shows National Urban League President Marc Morial speaking at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and...

  • Couple facing charges in 2 boarding home deaths

    April 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A couple who ran a Las Vegas-area boarding home is facing criminal charges after two residents died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a backyard shed last year. State Police say 47-year-old Jose Encinias and his 41-year-old wife...

  • Union Pacific begins work at facility in state

    April 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. has begun operations at a massive new railroad facility in southern New Mexico near both the U.S.-Mexico border and El Paso, Texas. The Omaha, Neb.,-based railroad will use its newly constructed hub facility in...

  • Person hit by N.M. deputy’s office vehicle dies

    April 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities are investigating an accident in which pedestrian was fatally injured when struck by a vehicle driven by an on-duty Dona Ana County sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Kelly Jameson...

  • White Sands Missile Range commander leaving

    April 2, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The commander of an Army base in southern New Mexico is moving on. Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham became commander of the White Sands Missile Range in September 2012 and the Army announced Tuesday that she will become commander of the U.S....