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Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA

November 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This June 6, 2013, file photo, shows the National Security Agency’s Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah. A Utah lawmaker is questioning whether city water should be shut off to a massive National Security Agency data-storage facility outside Salt Lake City. Republican Rep. Marc Roberts of Santaquin said he wants to explore whether...

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Town ends bid to ban tobacco sales after outcry

November 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In a Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, Westminster Board of Health chairman Andrea Crete, right, is swarmed over by media, after she shut down a meeting on the proposed tobacco ban, after the crowd became unruly, at the Westminster Elementary...

Analyst: No ‘fiscal cliff’ when tax hikes end

November 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor said a steadily improving economy will buffer California’s budget from a drop in revenue expected when temporary tax hikes begin to expire in the coming years, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday,...

Asia stocks down as China property, Japan weighed

November 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Trader Jason Harper, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, a day after the Standard & Poor’s 500 index set its second record-high close in two days. (AP Photo/Richard...

Study will test survivors’ blood to treat Ebola

November 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

CORRECTS TO REMOVE REFERENCE TO LIBERIA This Nov. 7, 2014, photo shows the inside a mobile donation unit at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Raleigh, N.C. The unit was headed to Africa for use in a study of blood plasma treatment for Ebola...

Safety agency to push for national air bag recall

November 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2002 Honda CR-V, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags. The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of...

Lawmakers discuss Illinois’ school funding

November 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Illinois Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, right, speaks to Illinois Rep. Kenneth Dunkin, D-Chicago, left, during a House Education committee hearing at the state Capitol Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. Illinois lawmakers are set to consider a...

No on Keystone pipeline _ but GOP vows replay

November 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Keystone XL oil pipeline bill sponsor, turns from a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The U.S. Senate has rejected a proposal...

TSA: Ice skates OK on plane; fake saw stays home

November 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

A TSA employee packs away a fake chain saw after a news conference at John. F. Kennedy Airport in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The Transportation Security Administration displayed thousands of items on Tuesday that were confiscated from carry-on bags...

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Clovis man pleads guilty to moving a pound of meth

November 19, 2014 • Business, Local NewsComments (0)

A Clovis man has pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy involving a pound of the drug. Under the terms of a plea agreement, Christopher Jason Kidd, 38, will be sentenced to 78 months in federal prison,...