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APNewsBreak: Tesla says car fire began in battery

October 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, George Blankenship, Tesla Motors Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Ownership Experience speaks at media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. An Internet video of a fiery Tesla electric car near Seattle helped to push down the company’s stock price Wednesday, Oct. 2,...

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Asia stocks muted on US government shutdown

October 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A woman walks past a screen showing the world stock index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The Asian Development Bank cut its economic growth forecast for developing Asia on Wednesday, citing weakness in region’s two...

White House meeting yields no progress on shutdown

October 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to reporters following a meeting with President Barack Obama and the Republican leadership at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct....

Obama seeks to strike a balance during shutdown

October 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 1, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama gestures during a statement on the government shutdown in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama’s strategy during the partial shutdown of the federal government is aimed at keeping up...

Fired CEO of NMFA files public records lawsuit

October 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 10, 2011, file photo shows Rick May during a news conference in Santa Fe, N.M. May, the former top executive of the New Mexico Finance Authority, has filed a lawsuit Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013, against Gov. Susana Martinez and one of her...

UTX may furlough 5K workers due to gov’t shutdown

October 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this March 31, 2010 file photo, a GP7000 turbofan engine is seen during a media day tour at Pratt & Whitney company headquarters in East Hartford, Conn. United Technologies Corp. says it may furlough more than 5,000 workers if the U.S....

Cuban expected to testify Thursday in lawsuit

October 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this March 28, 2013, file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban smiles during an NBA game in Dallas on March 28, 2013. Opening arguments in the government’s insider-trading case against Cuban begin on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in federal...

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson loses libel suit

October 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, April 5, 2013, file photo, Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies in Clark County district court in Las Vegas. The billionaire casino mogul has lost a defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council....

Federal government shutdown ripples across Hawaii

October 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This photo provided by the National Park Service shows a sign informing visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii National Park, Hawaii that the park is closed Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The partial shutdown of the federal government is rippling across...

Asia stock markets calm despite US govt shutdown

October 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

People walk past the electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock average, the region’s heavyweight, closed 2.1 percent lower at 14,455.80 as financial markets were rocked Monday by...