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  • Fats Domino named ‘honorary grand marshal’

    December 21, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Legendary musician Fats Domino is named “Honorary Grand Marshall” of the Krewe of Orpheus, the star-studded Carnival club that traditionally parades the night before Mardi Gras, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Doug Parker). NEW...

  • Raul Castro issues stern warning to entrepreneurs

    December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Cuba’s President Raul Castro walks towards a podium to deliver his speech at the closing of the second day of a twice-annual legislative sessions, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Castro issued a stern warning to...

  • California fishers say quota system is all wet

    December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 photo, a sea lion sits near netting on the back of fisherman Jiri Nozicka’s wooden trawler, the San Giovanni, in Monterey, Calif. A federal fishing program that requires human monitors to be on every fishing boat to ensure...

  • Axiall investigates cause of fire at La. plant

    December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Dec. 20, 2013 photo, smoke billows from the Axiall Corp. chemical plant in Westlake, La. The company is investigating what caused the explosion and fire, which released toxic chemicals and sent a dozen motorists who inhaled fumes to hospitals in Lake...

  • In woods of south NJ, pipeline plan stirs emotions

    December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    The sun shines through snow-covered pine trees in the New Jersey Pinelands in Manchester, N.J. on Dec. 11, 2013. Cape May County officials are endorsing a proposal to run a natural gas pipeline through the protected Pinelands area to connect with a power...

  • Online shopping popular, but won’t save season

    December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, photo, a sign for a shopping application is placed at the toys section in Kmart, in New York. Mobile shopping accounts for about 10 percent of online sales this season, but it made up half of all online traffic during Black...

  • Exhibit A: Reality TV footage becomes a legal tool

    December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July 30, 2013 file photo, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, left, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, 41, of Montville Township, N.J., walk out of Martin Luther King, Jr. Courthouse...

  • White House greeting card made in Michigan

    December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Dec. 18, 2013 photo, Chris Hankinson, of Grand Rapids, Mich., designer of this year’s official White House Christmas card, poses for a photo in Grand Rapids. The card took a total of three months to complete and was designed and produced in...

  • Obama stresses economic issues in China envoy pick

    December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., right, walks with Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, left, to a Democratic Caucus lunch at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Baucus, who announced earlier this year that he would not seek...

  • 2 men accused in National Guard fraud case

    December 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A sergeant with the New Mexico Army National Guard and his father-in-law are being accused of fraudulently obtaining recruiting bonuses. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/JTGykZ) Sgt. 1st Class Travis Nau of Albuquerque...