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Archive for September 29th, 2011

  • Receiver named for Detroit's Riverfront Towers

    September 29, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

    This Sept. 24, 2011 photos shows the Riverfront Condos & Apartments on Riverfront Dr. in Detroit. The apartment complex, an icon of the Detroit riverfront, faces foreclosure, with mortgage giant Fannie Mae suing its owners for $70 million. (AP...

  • Theaters group upset Sony to end free 3-D glasses

    September 29, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2010 file photo, Michael Lewis, CEO of RealD motion pictures 3-D glasses, shows a pair of the 3-D glasses at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, Calif. Sony Corp.’s movie studio will save millions...

  • Gaga stylist disappoints at Paris fashion week

    September 29, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

    Models wear creations by British fashion designer Gareth Pugh during his spring-summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection presented Wednesday Sept.28, 2011in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) PARIS (AP) — The alchemy was off at the house of Mugler, where Lady...

  • Obama appeals health care setback to high court

    September 29, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 91, works in his office at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. His new book is titled “Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir,” a personal reflection on the five chief justices...

  • PRC member Jerome Block Jr. resigning in plea deal

    September 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    Cammie Nichols and Jerome Block Jr. listen as charges are read by the prosecution during a hearing on Block Jr.’s election fraud case in Judge Michael Vigil’s courtroom Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 in Santa Fe, N.M. Public Regulation Commissioner...

  • Feds work with New Mexico pueblo on fire recovery

    September 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The damage done to one Native American community’s ancestral lands by the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s recorded history is being assessed as part of a new agreement reached between tribal leaders and the U.S. Army...

  • 'Dysfunctional' NM border city under fire

    September 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of a small New Mexico border city admits he was drunk when he signed a $1 million city contract. Councilors levy insults and charges of impropriety at each other during meetings. The mayor and the mayor pro-tem get face to...

  • Chinese immigrant convicted in NM license scam

    September 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An illegal immigrant from China who authorities say helped obtain New Mexico driver’s licenses for several illegal immigrants by using fake documents has been convicted of conspiracy. Santa Fe jury convicted Tuesday 51-year-old...

  • Luna County contract deals ruled unconstitutional

    September 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that contracts providing luxurious “double-dipping” arrangements for two former Luna County employees are unconstitutional because they amount to illegal debt. The Albuquerque Journal reports ()...

  • Bingaman, Udall urge more WIPP funding

    September 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s two U.S. senators are urging for more funding at the federal government’s nuclear waste repository in southeastern New Mexico. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/pGvFZJ) that U.S. Senators Jeff...