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Archive for October 12th, 2012

  • Chile’s huge open-pit copper mine goes underground

    October 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Sept. 28, 2012 photo, three crosses stand off the side of a highway where people died in a car accident near the Chuquicamata copper mine, behind, in the Atacama desert in northern Chile. Experts say that by 2019 the Chuquicamata copper mine will be...

  • Wendy’s pigtails get first touch-up since 1983

    October 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated image provide by Wendy’s shows the fast food company’s new logo. For the first time since 1983, the Dublin, Ohio-based fast food company is updating its logo in a move intended to signal its ongoing transformation into a higher-end...

  • Fewer US layoffs no longer suggest strong hiring

    October 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Applicants attend a Spirit Airlines Flight Attendant Open House as company representatives address the group Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Dallas. The airline announced that it is hiring 250 positions that include flight attendants, pilots and mechanics to be...

  • Softbank in talks to invest in Sprint

    October 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this combination of Associated Press file photo, a woman walks by a SoftBank shop in Tokyo Thursday, April 26, 2012, and a man walks past a Sprint store, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 in New York. Japanese cellphone company Softbank Corp. was in...

  • Panel recommends candidates for NM judgeship

    October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An independent nominating commission is recommending three Santa Fe lawyers to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for possible appointment to a vacant judgeship. One of the candidates endorsed by the commission on Thursday is David...

  • NM lawsuit seeks straight party ticket voting

    October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Democratic Party filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to restore an option for straight party ticket voting in the general election. The lawsuit asks the state Supreme Court to order election officials to change ballots to...

  • Wife arrested for man’s death at NM student party

    October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The wife of a man who was shot and killed at a foreign-exchange student party in Albuquerque has been arrested. Albuquerque police said Thursday that 30-year-old Amy Herrera was arrested on charges related to the death of her...

  • NM governor to campaign for Romney in Nevada

    October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will campaign in Nevada this weekend for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The Romney campaign announced Thursday that Martinez will appear at three events Saturday in the Las Vegas area,...

  • Family of man shot by Albuquerque police sues

    October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a mentally ill man shot and killed by Albuquerque police is suing the city. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Tj3h6M ) that family of Christopher Torres recently has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the Albuquerque...

  • Regulator: ‘Catastrophic’ failure of NMFA controls

    October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s top securities regulator said Thursday a fake audit at the New Mexico Finance Authority went undetected for months and was distributed to investors because of a complete breakdown of the agency’s management and...