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Archive for January 17th, 2013

  • Lessons learned, BofA makes a new mortgage push

    January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 photo people use a Bank of America ATM in Boston. Bank of America says its fourth-quarter earnings shrank as it cleaned up old problems from its mortgage unit. The bank made $367 million in the last three months of 2012, down...

  • Federal Reserve says farm income may drop in 2013

    January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Reserve predicts U.S. farm income could decline in 2013, but it depends upon how long the drought continues. Roughly two-thirds of the nation has been in a severe drought since last summer. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas...

  • New Mexico reports first flu deaths this season

    January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials on Thursday confirmed the first five flu deaths of this season. The cases involve a 91-year-old woman and a 94-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County, a 67-year-old woman from Bernalillo County, a...

  • NM Gov. declares emergency due to propane shortage

    January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High demand for propane across much of the West has prompted New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to declare an emergency. Governors in Nevada and Arizona did the same Tuesday in an effort to speed up deliveries of liquefied petroleum by...

  • Bomb threats land former NMSU student in prison

    January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico State University student has been sentenced to two years in prison for making false bomb threats. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 30-year-old Daud Anwar will also be on supervised release for three years...

  • New chairmen for 3 NM Senate committees

    January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three new chairmen will lead Senate committees, including ones dealing with the high-profile issues of education and health care, during the Legislature’s 60-day session. Despite turnover in the top-ranking Senate leadership post...

  • New computer system skews NM unemployment claims

    January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new computer system is skewing the data on unemployment claims in New Mexico. The state’s “fully integrated tax and claims system” launched Jan. 6. But because the switchover was done Jan. 1 to Jan. 6, those...

  • Ex-NM Congress candidate indicted in stalking case

    January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico congressional candidate accused of stalking a political rival and slashing the tires on her vehicles has been indicted by a Bernalillo County grand jury. The indictment accuses Gary Smith of aggravated stalking...

  • NM man facing charges in meat cleaver attack

    January 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FLORA VISTA, N.M. (AP) — A San Juan County man who was shot during an altercation last week is facing charges for allegedly threatening a man with a meat cleaver. The sheriff’s office says Tyson Mclemee is being held in the county jail on charges of...

  • Colorado movie theater reopens with ceremony

    January 17, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Guests take their seats at the Century Aurora cinema, formerly the Century 16, for a reopening and remembrance ceremony Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 in Aurora, Colo. The cinema is where 12 people were killed and dozens injured in a shooting rampage last July. (AP...