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Archive for May 2nd, 2012

  • Bolivia’s president nationalizes electrical grid

    May 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    An effigy of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales flames after demonstrators set it on fire at a May Day event in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Morales announced Tuesday his government is completing the nationalization of the country’s...

  • AP PHOTOS: May Day protests around the world

    May 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Protesters run through a flooded street from tear gas fired by police after a May Day march ended in clashes in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Activists staged May Day demonstrations around the world Tuesday to...

  • Workers express anger, gloom, elation on May Day

    May 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A protester gets sprayed by a water canon during a May Day march in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Clashes with security forces and riots marred the rally to mark International Labor Day. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo) MADRID (AP) — On the front lines of...

  • Avon Products 1Q profit, shares skid

    May 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A Wednesday, July 28, 2010 file photo shows a container and brush of Super Full mascara by Avon, in North Andover, Mass. Avon Products Inc. says Tuesday, May 1, 2012 that its first-quarter profit tumbled 82 percent, hurt by a bigger restructuring charge,...

  • Ex-Detroit, Wayne Co. finance chief Marshall dies

    May 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this March 25, 2008 photo, Don Barden and his wife Bella Marshall Barden pose for a photo during a reception at the Townsend Hotel for Kronk Gym–the legendary boxing venue in Birmingham, Mich. Marshall, an ex-Detroit and Wayne County financial chief...

  • NM reviews concealed handgun reciprocal agreements

    May 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration is reviewing New Mexico’s agreements to honor concealed handgun permits issued by other states. Public Safety Secretary Gorden Eden said Tuesday that New Mexico has reciprocal...

  • Ex-officials face new charges related to lap dance

    May 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Another round of charges has been filed against officials in the troubled border town of Sunland Park, accusing the ex-mayor-elect of using taxpayer funds to arrange a topless lap dance video that was used to try to force his...

  • Michelle Obama wraps up campaign swing in NM

    May 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama wrapped up a two-day, four-state campaign swing in New Mexico Tuesday, visiting servicemen and women and speaking at a private fundraiser. The first lady landed at Kirtland Air Force Base just before 2 p.m....

  • Las Cruces to cut off utilities for unpaid fines

    May 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — State regulators lack jurisdiction to halt controversial plans by Las Cruces to collect $2 million in delinquent red-light camera fines by shutting off the utilities of motorists who have racked up the penalties. The city began...

  • NM releases rape prevention video for inmates

    May 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials have released a new video aimed at helping prisoners avoid being raped or sexually assaulted while incarcerated. The New Mexico Corrections Department announced that all current and incoming inmates will be...