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Archive for October 16th, 2012

  • ACLU says Morgan Stanley over subprime loans

    October 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Rubbie McCoy, a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against Morgan Stanley, reacts while describing her housing situation during a news conference, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 in New York. McCoy and four other Detroit homeowners are represented by the American Civil...

  • Softbank to buy 70 percent of Sprint for $20.1B

    October 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Softbank Corp. President Masayoshi Son speaks during a joint press conference with Sprint Nextel Corp. Chief Executive Dan Hesse in Tokyo Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Tokyo-based mobile carrier Softbank has reached a deal with Sprint to acquire 70 percent of the...

  • Confident consumers give US retail sales a lift

    October 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Sept. 24, 2012, photo, Jessica McEntee looks through dresses while shopping at a clothing boutique in Cambridge, Mass. Shoppers spent 5.6 percent more in September than last year at small retailers, which represents the slowest year-over-year growth...

  • Stocks higher after retail sales improve

    October 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Traders Ronald Madarasz, left, and Vincent Quinones work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Stocks opened higher Monday on Wall Street after a strong report on retail sales. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Stocks rose on Monday after a...

  • Fight over court to handle straight ticket case

    October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Secretary of State Dianna Duran wants a federal court to take over a lawsuit brought by New Mexico Democrats to restore the option of straight party ticket voting in the general election. Duran’s office filed Monday with the U.S....

  • NM’s archaeological collection finds new home

    October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s collection of archaeological treasures has found a new home at a new building west of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/RZmJZt) that Center for New Mexico Archaeology will house 33...

  • Salmon snagging opens Nov. 9 at Heron Lake

    October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Game and Fish Department reminds sportsmen that Heron Lake in northern New Mexico will open early next month to snagging of Kokanee salmon. The agency said snagging will be allowed starting Nov. 9. Salmon snagging has been...

  • Albuquerque’s office vacancy rate at 18 percent

    October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The vacancy rate for office space in the Albuquerque metro area has been stuck at 18 percent or higher for three years running with no end in sight. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/R6MQfD) that the average asking...

  • 3 women arrested in death of Chimayo man

    October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three women were booked on first-degree murder and aggravated burglary charges in the fatal beating and stabbing of a man at his home in Chimayo. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TjpMZy ) that 64-year-old Rudy Montoya...

  • Santa Fe places new restrictions on panhandling

    October 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Changes to Santa Fe’s rules for panhandling put new restrictions on nonvocal or “passive” solicitations and gives police the power to issue citations to aggressive panhandlers who follow people, block their path or...