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  • Obama urges Congress to pass agreement on tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the tax-cut deal he negotiated with Republicans is a "good deal for the American people," and he's calling on Congress to pass it before the end of the year to keep tax rates from rising for just about everyone in 2011.

  • LANL spending buoys business

    Los Alamos National Laboratory purchased nearly $1 billion in goods and services in the 2010 fiscal year ending September 30, 2010. The $925 million in purchases was helped in part by funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act the Laboratory received for environmental remediation and basic research.
    The Laboratory also exceeded its goals for purchases made by small businesses in Northern New Mexico, the state and the country.

  • Irritating sound saves lives

    “BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with,” was the theme for the Los Alamos Fire Department’s fire prevention program this year. There’s nothing more important than to have an early notification of a fire, especially if it’s in the home and the irritating sound from a triggered smoke alarm can and does save lives every day, according to National Fire Protection Association fire statistics.

  • Dems voice opposition to Obama’s tax deal

    WASHINGTON— House Democrats voted Thursday to reject President Barack Obama’s tax deal with Republicans in its current form, but it was unclear how significantly the package might need to be changed.
    By voice vote in a closed caucus meeting, Democrats passed a resolution saying the tax package should not come to the House floor for consideration as written, even though no formal House bill has been drafted. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., introduced the resolution.

  • Affordable housing initiative gains council approval

    The Los Alamos County Council made a move to make home ownership more in reach for a greater number of local residents.
    At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the council approved the affordable housing program.

  • Wrestling: LA taking part in Jaguar Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team will take part in its second tournament of the season Friday when it travels to Santa Fe.
    Los Alamos will compete in the Jaguar Invitational, which starts at 9 a.m. Friday. The tournament is hosted by the Capital Jaguars, one of Los Alamos’ District 2AAAA rivals.
    Unlike past seasons, the 16-man brackets will all be settled in one day.

  • House Democrats reject tax plan unless changed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats voted Thursday to reject President Barack Obama's tax deal with Republicans in its current form, but it was unclear how significantly the package might need to be changed.

  • China anti-Nobel campaign winning it no friends

    BEIJING (AP) — China's campaign to vilify this year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and sabotage the award ceremony showed signs of backfiring Thursday, as criticism of Beijing rose and the imprisoned Chinese dissident seemed to be turning into a celebrity.

  • Israel draws international rebuke over settlements

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The European Union, the United Nations and the Arab League have rebuked Israel after its refusal to halt settlement construction forced Washington to drop efforts to relaunch Mideast peace talks.

  • Stocks edge higher as jobless claims drop

    NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging news on the labor market and efforts to get more Democrats to support the compromise on extending tax cuts have stocks edging higher in early trading Thursday.

    Before the market opened, the Labor Department reported that first time claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the second-lowest level this year. Claims fell to 421,000, below the 428,000 figure that Wall Street expected.