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Archive for December 7th, 2012

  • Crystal CEO says company still willing to talk

    December 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    John Riskey, BCTGM Local 167G President, Heidi Durand, Moorhead City Council, and Reverend John Anderson wait for permission to deliver more than 80,000 petitions from across the country to shareholders and growers at the annual American Crystal Sugar Company...

  • Asia stocks rise as US employment claims dip

    December 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Asian stock markets remained in a holding pattern Thursday as investors assessed President Barack Obama’s comments that reaching a budget deal to prevent the...

  • Apple to produce line of Macs in the US next year

    December 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in front of a projection of the Macbook Air and Mac Desktop during announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Apple CEO Tim Cook said Thursday the company will...

  • McAfee hospitalized after being denied asylum

    December 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Software company founder John McAfee lies on a gurney inside an ambulance, to be transferred from an immigration detention center to a hospital, in Guatemala City, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 . He was examined by a doctor at the detention center, who said that...

  • First medical marijuana dispensary opens in Ariz.

    December 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Customers with valid Arizona issued medical marijuana cards wait for the opening of the Arizona Organix, the first legal medical marijuana dispensary to open in Arizona, Thursday Dec. 6, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. Several dozen waited outside for the Glendale...

  • Governor’s spokesman becomes deputy chief of staff

    December 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has reshuffled top staff, including moving press spokesman Scott Darnell to a new job as deputy chief of staff. Darnell said Thursday he starts the assignment next week and Enrique Knell will take over as director...

  • Outside political groups spent nearly $4M in NM

    December 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two outside political groups free from New Mexico’s campaign contribution limits spent nearly $4 million to influence legislative races, which ended up with Democrats retaining control of the House and Senate. According to a...

  • NM to receive $25M federal grant for education

    December 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials were elated Thursday after getting word that the state will receive $25 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education over four years to improve early education. It was news the state had...

  • McMillan wins recount to retain House seat

    December 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — State Rep. Terry McMillan of Las Cruces has survived a tight challenge for his House seat. After a two-and-a-half day recount, Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins Thursday declared McMillan the winner of New Mexico House District 37 by...

  • Hobbs couple claims a $2 million Powerball prize

    December 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Lottery officials say a couple from Hobbs has claimed a $2 million prize from a recent Powerball game. Joe and Lisa Woodruff say they didn’t know their winning ticket was worth that much until they arrived Thursday...