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Archive for July 17th, 2012

  • Stocks close lower after consumer spending slides

    July 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In a July 13, 2012, file photo, traders work as the New York Stock Exchange nears closing. JPMorgan Chase blew away a cloud of concern hanging over the banking industry Friday and set off a rally in stocks. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) NEW YORK (AP) —...

  • Hunting bill stirs up New Mexico Senate race

    July 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An environmental group that is part of a coalition behind a $2 million dollar advertising blitz supporting U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich’s campaign for U.S. Senate has joined sportsmen groups in pushing his legislation to improve...

  • Lawyer seeks governor's testimony in prison firing

    July 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Department of Corrections employee says he’s subpoenaed Gov. Susana Martinez to testify at a State Personnel Board hearing on the worker appealing his firing. Former corrections worker Larry Flynn contends...

  • NM securities agency probing fake financial audit

    July 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico financial regulator is investigating possible violations of state securities laws by a fake New Mexico Finance Authority audit being distributed to investors. The probe by the state Securities Division was announced Monday...

  • NM Tourism report shows 5 percent rise in visitors

    July 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tourism was up nearly 5 percent in New Mexico last year, marking a shift in momentum that is creating new jobs and pumping millions of new dollars into the economy, officials announced Monday. At a press conference with tourism...

  • 3 men settle sexual abuse suits against church

    July 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Three men who filed the first sexual abuse lawsuits in the Navajo Nation court system against the Catholic Church have recently settled their cases. The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/4FPz5i) that the men will receive money as...

  • Suspect in break-in in Dulce dies in shootout

    July 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    DULCE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect matching the same description as a New Hampshire man who police say opened fire on officers in northern New Mexico last week has died in a second shootout in the town of Dulce. Authorities say the rifle-wielding suspect opened...

  • Electric transmission upgrades in Clovis area OKed

    July 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Utility regulators approved a plan by Xcel Energy to make $60 million in transmission upgrades for the Clovis area that are designed to improve reliability and prepare for potential growth. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

  • Government employs 30 percent of Dona Ana County

    July 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Government workers account for 30 percent of the workforce in Dona Ana County. Statistics compiled by the Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/O2samr) from state and federal sources show that 21,600 of the 70,200 workers in the area...

  • Carriers increase cell coverage in San Juan County

    July 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Carriers are increasing cell phone coverage in San Juan County. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/NLeo9o) that Arizona-based Cellular One plans to install 11 more cell phone sites in San Juan County as it seeks to...