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Archive for April 19th, 2013

  • Stocks tied to the consumer are hot. Maybe too hot

    April 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Trader Gregory Rowe calls out an order on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, April 19, 2013. The broad Standard & Poor’s 500 index opened higher early Friday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP) — The great engine of global growth,...

  • Ark. House backs $140M in tax cuts; Beebe to sign

    April 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Arkansas State Rep. Nate Bell, R-Mena, speaks from his desk in the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Friday, April 19, 2013. Bell posted on Twitter: “I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their...

  • Airlines, pilots sue government to stop furloughs

    April 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This April 18, 2011 file-pool photo shows an air traffic controller working in a terminal radar approach control room at the Atlanta TRACON in Peachtree City, Ga. Airlines and the nation’s largest pilots’ union are joining forces to...

  • G-20 countries pledge stronger efforts

    April 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister of Japan, Minister of Finance, and Minister of State for Financial Services, smiles during a media availability, after a meeting at the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund Friday, April...

  • Clovis man facing murder charges in beating case

    April 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Clovis man is facing new charges in connection with a robbery and fatal beating in January. Clovis police say an arrest warrant for first-degree murder was issued Friday for 23-year-old Daniel Murrell III. They say...

  • Panelists named to select NM insurance regulator

    April 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health care and insurance industry officials and a state legislator were named by Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday to a panel that will select New Mexico’s newly independent insurance regulator. A nine-member committee will name...

  • New Mexico’s jobless rate edges up slightly

    April 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials report that New Mexico’s unemployment increased slightly last month, and that job growth remains slow. The Department of Workforce Solutions said Friday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.9...

  • Governor names transportation cabinet secretary

    April 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has named longtime Department of Transportation official Tom Church as cabinet secretary to run the agency responsible for New Mexico’s network of roads and bridges. Church has served as acting department...

  • Supreme Court disciplines Socorro County judge

    April 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court suspended a Socorro County judge on Friday for misconduct in seeking favorable treatment for his stepson who had been jailed for failure to pay child support. Magistrate Court Judge James Naranjo is suspended...

  • FBI’s NM sheriff probe may center on donations

    April 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office may center on a sheriff’s program where traffic citations could be dismissed in exchange for donations to charities. County spokeswoman...