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Archive for May 26th, 2012

  • Is China poor? Key question at climate talks

    May 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- Smoke billows from a chimney of a heating plant as the sun sets in Beijing in this file photo dated Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. U.N. climate talks being held in Bonn, Germany, are in gridlock Thursday May 24, 2012, as a rift between rich and poor countries...

  • Spain’s Bankia asks for $24B in state aid

    May 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A woman uses an ATM cash point machine at a branch of the Bankia bank in Madrid Thursday May 17, 2012. A recently nationalized Spanish bank’s shares plummeted Thursday after a newspaper said depositors were rushing to withdraw money, while the country...

  • Barbara Graves, wife of prominent publisher, dies

    May 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated photo provided by her family shows Barbara Kydd Graves, wife of Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves Sr. Mrs. Graves, who aided in the growth of the publication and media company, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Howard University Hospital in...

  • Shell nearly finished modifying Arctic drill ship

    May 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A visitor walks up a ramp to the arctic oil drilling rig “Kulluk,” as it sits at the Vigor Shipyards, Friday, May 25, 2012, while undergoing extensive work in Seattle. Shell Oil hopes to use the rig to tap vast oil reserves below the Beaufort Sea...

  • Smoke from massive fire spreads across NM, Ariz.

    May 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildfires cast a pall over Memorial Day weekend in parts of the West Friday as smoke from a massive New Mexico blaze prompted widespread air-quality warnings and high fire danger in Colorado spurred officials to put thousands of...

  • Governor names Deming Republican to judgeship

    May 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Deming lawyer Jarod Hofacket to a judgeship in southern New Mexico. Martinez announced the appointment on Friday. Hofacket at least temporarily fills a vacancy created by the retirement of District...

  • Democrats in 1st Congressional District raise $2M

    May 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic candidates in the hotly contested Albuquerque-area 1st Congressional District have raised about $2 million so far as the primary election approaches, according to new federal campaign finance reports. State Sen. Eric Griego...

  • NM Senate candidates spent $1.6M in past 6 weeks

    May 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic and Republican candidates for New Mexico’s open U.S. Senate seat have spent more than $1.6 million in the past six weeks as the primary election nears and campaigns began airing television advertisements, according to...

  • NM confirms first death from hantavirus this year

    May 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say a 20-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County has died from the hantavirus. The New Mexico Department of Health said Friday this is the first case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome reported in the state this...

  • Las Cruces boxer may be small, but she dreams big

    May 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Amy Salinas swings her dangling legs because the standard chair is still too big for her. When she’s at a loss for her soft-spoken words, a shy-yet-infectious smile unfurls across her face. Then Salinas, 11, steps into the Las...