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Archive for July 6th, 2012

  • After weak June, retailers to sweat out summer

    July 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Shoppers take advantage of discounts at a Target store on Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Chicago. Shoppers, worried about jobs and the overall economy, pulled back on spending in June, resulting in tepid sales for many retailers. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) NEW...

  • Walgreen plans new acquisition, June sales fall

    July 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    People walk from a USA Drug store in North Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, July 5, 2012. Walgreen Co., said Thursday it will spend about $438 million to buy a 144-store chain focused on the mid-South based in Little Rock, Ark. Stores in the chain include USA...

  • GlaxoSmithKline pleads guilty to health fraud

    July 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this June 30, 2010 file photo, a pharmacist holds a bottle of the drug Avandia at Maximart Pharmacy in Palo Alto, Calif. GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday, July 5, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Boston pleaded guilty to failing to report to the...

  • Navajo police officer shoots possible suspect

    July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Navajo Nation law enforcement officer has shot and wounded a possible murder suspect in New Mexico. The FBI, New Mexico State Police and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating the shooting. They...

  • Officials: NM bosque fire blamed on fake cigarette

    July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Corrales officials say a fire that burned more than 350 acres of the wooded area along the Rio Grande was most likely sparked by an electronic cigarette. Village Administrator John Avila says an employee apparently dropped the device...

  • Romney campaign set to open 4 New Mexico offices

    July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Romney campaign is set to begin its push in New Mexico with four new offices throughout the state as it races to catch up with the Obama operation, the Republican National Committee announced Thursday. Rick Wiley, national...

  • Report: NM ex-judge case still under review

    July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in Santa Fe said they are reviewing a case involving a retired Albuquerque criminal judge who was accused then cleared of raping a prostitute, a newspaper reported. District Attorney Angela “Spence” Pacheco...

  • Volunteer for NM cheerleading squad gets probation

    July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cheerleading squad volunteer for a Catholic high school in Albuquerque was placed on probation after pleading no contest to allegations that she took thousands of dollars from the squad for her private business. The Albuquerque...

  • Fire destroys NM chapel, damages adjoining church

    July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A fire has destroyed a chapel in Los Alamos and caused significant damage to an adjoining main church. The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/Ou4Osb ) that the cause of Wednesday’s blaze at the New Beginnings Fellowship...

  • Utility inadvertently diverted irrigation water

    July 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The water utility in Albuquerque inadvertently diverted farmers’ irrigation water from the Rio Grande for more than a week in late June and used it for the city’s drinking water supplies. The Albuquerque Journal reports...