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  • Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

    November 29, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    People wait to cross a street in front of a Shell filling station with the electric indicator showing a liter of regular gas price, top, at 148 yen, or $1.25, per liter (554 yen, or $4.69 per gallon) in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. A renewed plunge in oil...

  • Past ban on marrying blacks may mar tribe’s future

    November 29, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This is a Oct. 30, 2014, file photo shows Rep. Bennie Thompson, D- Miss., as he speaks in Jackson, Miss. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Thompson, are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of...

  • Black Friday special: prison handicrafts

    November 29, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A life-sized carving made of Maine basswood is displayed in the front window of the Maine Prison Store, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Thomaston, Maine. The Maine prison system has two stores that sell the handicrafts of inmates, everything from cutting boards to...

  • Downtown Sioux City group eyes grocery store idea

    November 29, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Oct. 15, 2014 photo, Chris Bogenrief, chairman of the Downtown Partners Trader Sioux committee, stands in the Fourth and Jackson Building in Sioux City, Iowa. The business Downtown Partners is exploring the idea of establishing a specialty grocery...

  • Smog rules cause concern for Southwest industries

    November 29, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Obama administration took steps this week to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory problems, but meeting the stricter emissions limits is expected to cost industries billions of dollars....

  • 2 suspects sought in Albuquerque bank robbery

    November 29, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities are seeking two masked men who allegedly robbed an Albuquerque bank at gunpoint. The FBI says two suspects entered a BBVA Compass bank in northeast Albuquerque on Tuesday around 9:10 a.m. wearing black masks and...

  • Aztec approves texting-while-driving fine

    November 29, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Motorists caught sending a text while driving in one northwestern New Mexico community can now avoid a court date. Aztec commissioners this week approved a texting-while-driving fine. The Daily Times reports ( http://bit.ly/1FB1a96 ) the...

  • Double-murder suspect to be returned to Santa Fe

    November 29, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 20-year-old man suspected of shooting a teenage couple to death in Santa Fe last month has given up prolonging his extradition from Colorado. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1z1mK2z) that Ricardo “Ricky”...

  • Ray Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated

    November 29, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL in New York. Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been...

  • Taiwan local elections test pro-China ruling party

    November 29, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou, center, arrives at a polling station to cast his votes in the local elections including Taipei mayor in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Taiwan’s relations with historic foe China are playing a key role in...