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  • Venezuela navy escorts seized oil vessel into port

    October 14, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A Venezuelan Coast Guard boat sits next to the 285-foot survey ship Teknik Perdana docked near the shore in Margarita Island, Venezuela, Sunday Oct. 13, 2013. The U.S.-chartered oil exploration ship seized by the Venezuelan navy in Caribbean waters disputed...

  • Social Security raise to be among lowest in years

    October 14, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2005 file photo, trays of printed social security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia. For the second straight year, millions of Social Security...

  • Ex-US Rep. Gabby Giffords attends NY gun show

    October 14, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, left, former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, center, and her husband Mark Kelly tour the New EastCoast Arms Collectors Associates arms fair in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Kelly looks...

  • Thousands in Romania protest plans for gold mine

    October 14, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Protesters raise colored papers during a protest against a gold mining project in front of the government headquarters in, Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Protests, joined by tens of thousands across Romania, against a planned cyanide extraction...

  • Huron County at tip of Thumb doubling wind power

    October 14, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April 21, 2008 file photo, wind turbines are seen at the Harvest Wind Farm in Oliver Township, Mich., in Huron County in the state’s rural Thumb region. Huron County building Director Jeff Smith said the county, a wind powerhouse with...

  • Lake Erie algae a threat to Ohio drinking water

    October 14, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Sept. 13, 2013 photo, Henry Biggert, superintendent of the Carroll Township Water Plant near Oak Harbor, Ohio, poses next to one of the areas through which the water is filtered. Tests on drinking water in Carroll Township, which is just west of...

  • Contaminated gas went to 20 stores in NM, Arizona

    October 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A total of 20 stores in Arizona and New Mexico received contaminated gas from a northwestern New Mexico refinery. Western Refining spokesman Gary Hanson says a gasket failed, allowing water to leak into a petroleum storage tank near...

  • Jemez Pueblo appeals dismissal of land claim

    October 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Jemez Pueblo is challenging a federal judge’s dismissal of a claim it filed to the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico. Pueblo Gov. Vincent Toya says the tribe must fight to protect sacred land. The tribe...

  • Researchers issue dire forecast for state forests

    October 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — While Congress dithers over budgets and battles over climate policy, scientists and others are urging state and local governments to take action as climate change affects water, agriculture, forests and businesses like ski resorts...

  • Hot air balloon fiesta wraps up in Albuquerque

    October 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Colorful hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes bid farewell to Albuquerque for the year in a mass ascension Sunday. The nine-day Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta drew balloonists from 35 states and 18 countries, and...