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Michigan lawmakers to revisit autism coverage plan

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, poses, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. After previous failures to move on the issue, Michigan lawmakers plan to make another attempt at passing legislation that could prompt insurance coverage for certain autism treatments in 2012. Richardville...

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Claims lowest since ’08 as job market improves

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, a woman and child leave a mall with purchases in Culver City, Calif. The U.S. economy grew more slowly in the summer than previously thought because consumers spent less than the government had first estimated....

Occupy protesters sue over free speech, force

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 25, 2011 file photo, debris is strewn throughout the Oakland Occupy encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza after Oakland Police disbanded the tent community in Oakland, Calif. Most major Occupy encampments have been dispersed, but they live...

Months later, East flood victims remain displaced

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Dec. 21, 2011 photo, flood debris awaits pickup as a Santa Claus is seen on the porch of a home in West Pittston, Pa. More than three months after Tropical Storm Lee flooded towns up and down the Susquehanna River, many residents are frustrated by the...

Americans frustrated by congressional stalemates

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

David Kaiser, 46, of Miami, is shown as he speaks to the Associated Press about his thoughts on the possible extension of the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) CHICAGO (AP) — As Americans watch...

Apple’s late boss Steve Jobs to receive Grammy

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 6, 2011 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is shown during a keynote address to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Jobs is receiving a posthumous Grammy for his technological innovations in the arts. Jobs, who...

Stocks close higher on better job market news

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo, traders John Panin, center, and Robert Charmay, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. European markets bounced back Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, as the traditional holiday slowdown began in...

You can help solve Crime in Roswell!!

December 22, 2011 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Steve Wolfe, Chaves County Crime Stoppers Board President, explains the mission of Crime Stoppers at a recent meeting of the Roswell Optimist Club. Crime Stoppers is located in the Roswell SAFE Coalition Building at 426 N. Main Street. Both Crime Stoppers and...

Family hopes $150B civil award prompts charges

December 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This undated family photo shows Robbie Middleton, who was allegedly doused with gasoline and set on fire on his eighth birthday on June 28, 1998. An attorney who persuaded a Texas jury to award one of the largest civil verdicts ever says he and his clients...

BLM to re-offer lease on coal near Roundup

December 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this 2009 photo, coal is loaded on to a nearly mile-long BNSF train at Signal Peak Energy’s Bull Mountain mine south of Roundup, Mont. Another lease sale is planned for 35.5 million tons of publicly-owned coal near Roundup after an earlier bid on the...