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Archive for November 16th, 2012

  • Automakers bet on pickup surge

    November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne speaks at a news conference at the Mack I Engine Plant in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Chrysler plans to add 1,250 jobs at three Detroit-area factories in the near future. Most of the jobs are for a third...

  • Target upbeat about holidays after 3Q climbs

    November 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE-In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, file photo, shoppers at a Target store in Chicago check the receipts of their purchases. Target’s third-quarter net income climbed 15 percent, helped by a gain related to the pending sale of its credit-card...

  • Computer problems at United delay travelers

    November 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    United Airlines passengers look at the flight schedule displays at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Passengers in several cities say a massive computer outage has stranded United passengers at airports across the...

  • Drought forces Midwest firm to ponder drier future

    November 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Sept. 12, 2012 photo, Brad Crookshank, wastewater superintendent for the Archer Daniels Midland company corn processing plant talks about the plant’s water needs in Decatur, Ill. in front of the facility’s water cooling towers. At the...

  • Hostess says liquidation decision expected Friday

    November 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A Hostess Wonder Bread truck is shown in front of the Utah Hostess plant in Ogden, Utah, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Hostess Brands Inc. is warning striking employees that it will move to liquidate the company if plant operations don’t return to normal...

  • Albuquerque zoo needs name for new addition

    November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The newest addition to the Albuquerque BioPark is a 169-pound baby white rhino. The 2-week-old calf is being hand-reared by zookeepers. He’s not on display yet, but zoo officials want the public to help in choosing a name for...

  • Spaceport supporters push for NM legislation

    November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has pushed unsuccessfully for two years for legislation to protect spacecraft manufacturers from legal liability. She’ll now have help from the Save Our Spaceport Coalition, a group of...

  • Conservative group criticizes NM’s GOP governor

    November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A conservative political group is criticizing Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for deciding to establish a state-run health insurance exchange. The Martinez administration has been working since last year on the exchange, which will be...

  • GOP seeks impounding of ballots in 2 NM counties

    November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republicans have moved to impound ballots in two counties where the party continues to hold out hope for winning tight races for seats in the Legislature. The requests to district courts by Republicans will ensure that ballots and...

  • Former NM coach indicted on porn charges

    November 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former basketball coach from Las Cruces has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Erik Khan was indicted by a federal grand jury in Albuquerque on Wednesday. The three-count...