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Archive for October 23rd, 2012

  • Caterpillar sees weak economy as it cuts outlook

    October 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, June 20, 2012, file photo a caterpillar machine is used at the Clinton Landfill in Clinton, Ill. Caterpillar cut its profit and revenue guidance on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, saying the world’s economic conditions “are weaker...

  • Russia’s Rosneft buys out TNK-BP

    October 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, a plaque of Rosneft is seen outside its headquarters in Moscow, Russia. British oil company BP says it has agreed to sell its stake in its TNK-BP joint venture to Russian oil company Rosneft for US$17.1 billion...

  • Without buyer, Dominion to close Wis. power plant

    October 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated photo provided by Dominion Resources Inc. shows the 56-megawatt Kewaunee Power Station in Carlton, Wis. Dominion Resources Inc. announced Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, that it plans to close and decommission Kewaunee Power Station in the second quarter...

  • Private equity firm to buy Ancestry.com for $1.6B

    October 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated image provided by Ancestry.com shows a family tree made on the genealogy website Ancestry.com which agreed to be acquired by a group led by European private equity firm Permira Funds in a cash deal valued at about $1.6 billion on Monday, Oct ....

  • NM court reverses convictions in double killing

    October 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has overturned the murder convictions of a Santa Fe man for killing his pregnant teenage girlfriend and her father in 2009. The court on Monday ordered a new trial for Marino Leyba Jr., who was sentenced to at...

  • NM voter registration up 5% since 2008 election

    October 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voter registration in New Mexico has increased about 5 percent since the last presidential election, and independent voters have grown the fastest, state election officials reported Monday. Nearly 1.3 million people are registered and...

  • NM court reinstates religious leader’s convictions

    October 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court on Monday reinstated the convictions of religious group leader Wayne Bent for sexual misconduct with teenage followers but more appeals remain in the case. The state Supreme Court reversed the Court of...

  • NM man gets 50-year prison sentence in rape case

    October 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Pinedale man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for raping a wheelchair-bound teenage girl in 2010. A federal judge in Santa Fe sentenced 37-year-old Stanton Begay on Monday. He was convicted in May after a...

  • Millions of acres sought to help save jaguars

    October 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An environmental advocacy group has proposed that federal officials set aside millions of acres in Arizona and New Mexico to aid efforts to save endangered jaguars. Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity recently...

  • Lab to provide technical help for Navajo energy

    October 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Sandia National Laboratories has extended an agreement with the Navajo Nation to provide technical assistance as the tribe seeks to develop its energy resources. The agreement announced Friday continued the cooperative relationship...