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Archive for December 1st, 2012

  • Insider trading suspect was model ethics student

    December 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Mathew Martoma, former SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund portfolio manager exits Manhattan federal court, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in New York. Martoma, accused of enabling a quarter of a billion dollars in profits through inside information appeared in a New...

  • Portions of Texas move back into severe drought

    December 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday Nov. 29, 2012 photo, 71-year-old rancher Darrell Francis who relies on winter wheat as forage for his hundreds of cows, peers out in Perrin, Texas. A dry winter that is on track to making the record books has sent portions of Texas, including...

  • Spain shipwreck treasure shown for the first time

    December 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A silver coin from the shipwreck of a 1804 galleon, is seen on its first display to the media at a Ministry building, in Madrid, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Spanish cultural officials have allowed the first peep at 16 tons (14.5 metric tons) of the shipwreck,...

  • Shoppers’ habits not changed by garment plant fire

    December 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE -In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, file photo, boxes of garments lay near equipment charred in the fire that killed 112 workers Saturday at the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory,on the outskirts of Dhaha, Bangladesh. The horrific fire that killed 112 people,...

  • Stocks inch lower as investors wait on budget

    December 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Uncertainty over whether U.S. leaders can resolve a critical budget deadlock and figures showing the eurozone’s unemployment rate at a record high...

  • Missouri lottery winners want to live normally

    December 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Mark, left, and Cindy, center, Hill are presented a check by a Missouri Lottery official during the announcement of Powerball winners in Dearborn, Mo., Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — To announce one of the biggest events...

  • Couple convicted of stealing GM trade secrets

    December 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This combination of July 22, 2010 file photos provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Yu Qin, left, and his wife, Shanshan Du. A federal grand jury in Detroit on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, convicted Du, a former General Motors engineer with...

  • NMSU salary boost could cost $12.2 million

    December 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Faculty members at New Mexico State University say it would take an estimated $12.2 million to boost salaries to average levels at peer institutions. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/11t81x9) that leaders of the Faculty...

  • NMSU shares $2.4M grant to help market pecans

    December 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Researchers at New Mexico State University are sharing in a $2.4 million grant that will be used to market the benefits of pecans. The researchers are working with colleagues at the University of Georgia and Texas A&M. Their...

  • Rare alligator moves into Albuquerque zoo exhibit

    December 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A rare Chinese alligator is starting to make itself at home at the Albuquerque BioPark. Zoo officials announced Friday that the male alligator was recently moved into the zoo’s reptile house after spending about a month in...