Monday, December 23, 2013
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Fresno County sheriff's deputy was saved from a gunshot wound by his pocket knife. The unidentified deputy was responding to a call of shots fired last night when a bullet flew toward him. Instead of hitting the deputy, Lt. Gregg Andreotti tells the Fresno Bee it ricocheted off the deputy's knife, leaving him with just a bruise. Several people were held for questioning.
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's stock rose 3 percent in morning trading today, a day after the company announced a long-anticipated agreement to bring the iPhone to China Mobile, the world's biggest phone company. The deal has the potential to boost iPhone sales in a market where Apple faces intense competition. But even with China Mobile's vast state-owned network, marketing power and more than 750 million mobile accounts, the iPhone has enormous challenges to overcome.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico cities are set to begin operating public charging station for electric vehicles. The Farmington Daily Times reports that Gallup opened a Tesla Motors supercharger station last week and Farmington is scheduled to open one next month. The two stations are part of Tesla Motors' mission to expand its supercharger stations nationally. The Palo Alto-based company is the maker of the all-electric Tesla.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jos. A. Bank rejected a takeover offer from competitor Men's Wearhouse, saying the $1.5 billion bid is too low. Fremont-based Men's Wearhouse said today that it will "carefully consider all of our options to make this combination a reality." That may include launching a proxy battle. Men's Wearhouse said it could nominate director candidates at Jos. A. Bank's next annual meeting.