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Archive for May 19th, 2012

  • Is GOP trying to sabotage economy to hurt Obama?

    May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2012 Fiscal Summit, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Are Republican lawmakers deliberately stalling the economic...

  • America expands once again _ digitally, this time

    May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    The Chrysler Building is visible behind the animated facade of the Nasdaq MarketSite, welcoming the Facebook IPO, in New York’s Times Square, Friday, May 18, 2012. Facebook’s stock is trading up Friday, as investors seek to put a dollar value on...

  • Electric car network gets first test in Israel

    May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, March 23, 2011 file photo, Israeli-American entrepreneur Shai Agassi, founder of “Better Place”, a project developing electric vehicles and a network of charging points, stands at an electric charging station in...

  • NM tourism department OKs 2nd out-of-state bid

    May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Tourism, under fire a few months ago for hiring an out-of-state company to produce commercials, is drawing more criticism for outsourcing another contract. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/L3OMmt) that the...

  • PNM: Bids show new pollution controls too costly

    May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public Service Company of New Mexico says bids to install Environmental Protection Agency-ordered pollution controls at the San Juan Generating Station have confirmed its belief that the EPA underestimated the price. The Albuquerque...

  • Horse advocates wants fines on NM slaughterhouse

    May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado-based horse advocacy group says a New Mexico company seeking to become the nation’s first slaughterhouse for horses since 2007 should face fines for violating laws on waste disposal. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

  • Sandia Peak Tram welcomes ’10-millionth’ passenger

    May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sandia Peak Tram has welcomed aboard its 10-millionth passenger. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/KksZ8h) that the 46-year-old tramway to Albuquerque’s Sandia Peak reported that Marlin Harinks and Steve Kious, a couple from...

  • DA: Man in Clovis police shooting linked to rape

    May 19, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot by a Clovis police officer had just raped a woman at gunpoint and later held a gun to an officer’s head. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said Friday that 23-year-old Paul Villanueva raped...

  • Mary Kennedy is mourned at private funeral in NY

    May 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Members of Mary Richardson Kennedy’s family embrace as the casket holding Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., arrives at St. Patrick’s Church in Bedford, N.Y. Saturday, May 19, 2012. Kennedy was found dead of an apparent suicide...

  • Obama sees ‘emerging consensus’ on economic fix

    May 19, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    World leaders attend the family photo session during the G-8 Summit at Camp David, Md., Saturday, May 19, 2012. From left are European Commission President Jose’ Manuel Barroso, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko...