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Asia stocks down for 3rd day, Japan drops 2.4 percent

February 9, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

People stand in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan’s Nikkei 225 in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Asian stock markets fell for a third consecutive day Wednesday, beset by nerves about shaky global growth, falling oil prices and possible capital shortfalls at major European banks. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) Asian stock markets fell for...

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Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers

February 9, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

DETROIT (AP) — Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and serious injuries, U.S. safety...

Audi tearjerker, ‘Puppymonkeybaby’ among Super Bowl winners

February 9, 2016 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it’s a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off the field, too. Here are the advertisers whose gamble paid...

Asia stocks extend global sell-off, Japan down 5.4 percent

February 9, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

(AP) — Asian markets tumbled Tuesday, led by a 5.4 percent slide in Tokyo, as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 dived 5.4 percent to close at 16,085.44 and...

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Jason Perry is a man of many hats, but with a couple of dummies

February 6, 2016 • Positively RoswellComments (0)

Jason Perry with his two ventriloquist dolls, Aunt Martha and Mr. Tuttles. Perry uses the dolls to do object lessons with his children’s ministry at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Roswell. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo) Husband and father. Music and...

Chevron may cut 385 Louisiana workers

February 6, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — American oil giant Chevron has reaffirmed forecasts that it may cut as many as 385 jobs in the Gulf of Mexico this year — 45 of them working offshore and the remainder in offices in Covington and Lafayette. The cuts could equal up...

Cause of deadly New York crane collapse under investigation

February 6, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

A collapsed crane fills the street on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in New York. The huge construction crane was being lowered to safety in a snow squall when plummeted onto the street in the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan. (Brian Marrone via AP) NEW YORK...

2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant

February 6, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

MADRID (AP) — An explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two workers and left one survivor seriously injured, Spanish emergency services said Saturday. The Emergency Coordination and Information Center for the regional government of Valencia said the...

Mildred Swenson celebrates 102 years

February 5, 2016 • Positively RoswellComments (0)

Mildred, aka, Mom, Grandma, GG Great, was born on Feb. 6, 1914. Her parents Arthur Russell and Amelia (Swanson) lived in Chicago, Illinois, where Mildred was born and grew up during the Great Depression. They lived in a modest house with her mom, dad and...

Stocks lose more ground as jobs report disappoints

February 5, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, July 6, 2015. World stock markets were uneven Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares...