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Archive for October 7th, 2012

  • Thousands march to protest austerity cuts in Spain

    October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Protestors hold a banner reading “public healthcare for everyone” and “general strike” as they march against healthcare austerity measures announced by the Spanish government and to defend the public healthcare system in Madrid, Spain,...

  • Somalia president appoints a new prime minister

    October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    The new Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon speaks during a ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday Oct,6, 2012. Somalia’s president has appointed a new prime minister, a businessman who worked as a government economist in the 1980s. Abdi Farah...

  • NY’s Pratt marks 125 years with 125 cultural icons

    October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This April 4, 2012 photo shows the Chrysler Building in New York. The art deco landmark was designed by William Van Alen who studied at New York’s Pratt Institute. The renowned college of art, design and architecture, is marking its 125th birthday by...

  • Entergy power plant purchases stalled by inquiry

    October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This Oct. 3, 2012 photograph shows cooling towers at the KGen Power Corporation natural gas-fired plant in Jackson, Miss. The plant may one day be owned by the New Orleans-based utility, Energy Corporation, as part of larger purchase, if allowed by the U.S....

  • Rural outsourcer brings hope to remote village

    October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This Aug. 23, 2012 photo shows the B2R offices across the street from a new eatery that has sprung up to cater to its employees in Simayal, India. While workers in the Delhi suburbs make about 8,000 rupees (US$160) a month, B2R’s start at about 4,700...

  • Foxconn denies worker unrest slows iPhone assembly

    October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this file photo taken on May 22, 2010, visitors to a job fair walk past the Foxconn recruitment area in Shenzhen in south China’s Guangdong province. The New York-based China Labor Watch has reported that 3,000 to 4,000 workers at the...

  • NM to require Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance audit

    October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An alliance of southeastern New Mexico government agencies designed to promote nuclear facilities is a governing agency and must conduct regular financial audits, according to an opinion from the state Auditor’s Office. The...

  • NM residents vow to fight forest travel plan

    October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It was supposed to take the U.S. Forest Service four years to decide which roads and trails throughout the nation’s vast network of forests should be designated for travel by motorcycles, four-wheelers and other backcountry...

  • FAA announces funding for new Taos runway

    October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $1 million to help design a new runway at the airport in Taos and install a system to monitor overflights of cultural sites in the area. The money from the FAA’s airport...

  • Officer hurt in crash at Balloon Fiesta

    October 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police motorcycle officer has been injured in a crash while he was working at the annual Balloon Fiesta. Police spokesman Sgt. Donovan Olvera says the injuries to Sgt. Todd Mock are not life-threatening. Mock was on...