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  • WWII mementos found in suitcase at thrift store

    November 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off on WWII mementos found in suitcase at thrift store

    Afton Andrews, left, goes through documents with Brenda Monson regarding to her late brother-in-law’s WWII suitcase in her home Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in West Valley City, Utah. Monson, a teacher from West Lake Junior High, found the suitcase at a...

  • Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional

    November 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off on Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional

    In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 photo, Police officers, teachers, caregivers and other rank-and-file public servants join Illinois AFL-CIO members to protest the state’s pension situation and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s opposition to arbitrators ruling...

  • Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

    November 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off on Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

    The Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York’s Financial District, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. U.S. financial markets surged in early trading Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 as investors cheered a surprise interest rate cut in China and a hint of further...

  • ‘Queen Latifah Show’ to end after its 2nd season

    November 22, 2014 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off on ‘Queen Latifah Show’ to end after its 2nd season

    In this undated photo provided by Sony Pictures Television, talk show host, Queen Latifah, laughs on the set of “The Queen Latifah Show,” in Culver City, Calif. “The Queen Latifah Show” will be ending after this season. Distributor...

  • Executives brave frigid Detroit night for charity

    November 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off on Executives brave frigid Detroit night for charity

    Michael T. Ritchie, President of the Comerica Bank, listens to speakers, Thursday Nov. 20, 2014, during a candlelight vigil and Executive Sleep Out, for homeless youth at Covenant House in Detroit. Forty executives slept outside Thursday, on a freezing...

  • White House: Immigration steps would boost wages

    November 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off on White House: Immigration steps would boost wages

    President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare...

  • Ford’s new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

    November 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off on Ford’s new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

    FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, a 2015 F-150 truck is driven off the production line during a news conference at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. Ford says its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the...

  • TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11

    November 22, 2014 • BusinessComments Off on TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11

    FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of television-over-the-Internet service Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company’s technology, in New York. Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11...

  • New Mexico governor appoints new cabinet members

    November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off on New Mexico governor appoints new cabinet members

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez will have four new cabinet members when she begins her second term in office. She announced Friday that Scott Verhines is stepping down as state engineer. She has appointed Tom Blaine to the post. Blaine is...

  • Groups offer $15K reward in Clovis murder

    November 22, 2014 • State NewsComments Off on Groups offer $15K reward in Clovis murder

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Two groups are offering a $15,000 reward in hopes of solving the mystery of a Clovis woman found dead in a park. The Clovis News Journal reports (http://goo.gl/eJ5clM) that Curry County Crime Stoppers and an anonymous group of area...