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Mexican authorities have arrested a cartel leader they say is behind the murder of an American vacationing on Falcon Lake and he may be responsible for several other high profile crimes south of the border. Navy spokesman Jose Luis Vergara says Salvador Alfonso Martfnez Escobedo was arrested Saturday and is believed to have masterminded the massacre of 72 migrants in the northern state of Tamaulipas in 2010. The man known as "squirrel" also has been linked to the escape of 151 prisoners in 2010 from a jail in the city of Nuevo Laredo, the recent flight of 131 prisoners in the city of Piedras Negras and the killing of U.S. citizen David Hartley in 2010 on Falcon Lake, which straddles the U.S./Mexico border.
Tax break weekend in Texas for Energy Star items
May 24, 2013 12:38 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas shoppers can get a tax break this Memorial Day holiday weekend when buying certain power-saving appliances.
The state comptroller's office says the Energy Star sales tax holiday begins Saturday and runs through Monday. Qualifying products display the Energy Star logo.
Sales tax breaks are available for items including refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less, ceiling fans, air conditioners costing $6,000 or less, dishwashers and dehumidifiers. Other products are also eligible.
State officials say the tax-free holiday also applies to Internet and catalog sales of certain power-saving appliances. Some restrictions apply.
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Asia stocks extend losses after big sell-off
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks continued to retreat today after being routed the day before by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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