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Archive for July 24th, 2013

  • Obama: Washington has ‘taken eye off’ the economy

    July 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo., Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Obama hit the road to deliver remarks in Illinois and Missouri kicking off a series of speeches that lay out his vision for rebuilding the...

  • No more mail at your door? Delivery changes eyed

    July 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Dec. 5, 2011 file photo shows letter carrier Diosdado Gabnat moving boxes of mail into his truck to begin delivery at a post office in Seattle. Americans for generations have come to depend on door-to-door mail delivery. It’s about as...

  • Las Vegas Sands posts underwhelming profit for 2Q

    July 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (1)

    FILE – In this May 25, 2012 file photo, Sands Casino complex is lit up in Macau. Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s success continued in Macau helping net income more than double in the second quarter of 2013. But growth was tepid Las Vegas, and Wall Street...

  • Dell’s founder boosts offer to buy the company

    July 24, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, March 26, 2009 file photo, Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Inc., reacts to a question during a news conference in Beijing. A group led by Dell’s founder raised its offer for the struggling computer maker on...

  • Police: 2 dead after shooting at Albuquerque home

    July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a shooting in Albuquerque. Albuquerque police say officers responded to a home in response to a shooting call about 8 p.m. Wednesday. They say a woman called police to say there was a...

  • NM man arrested after SWAT team standoff at home

    July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former South Carolina law enforcement officer is in police custody in New Mexico after a SWAT team standoff at his Santa Fe home. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials say 44-year-old George Smith was taken to a hospital to be...

  • NM man sentenced after meth trafficking conviction

    July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Hobbs man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Donald Keith Colvin was given a 121-month prison term followed by three years of supervised release....

  • Correction: Driver’s License Fraud story

    July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — In a story July 23 about driver’s license fraud, The Associated Press reported erroneously Veronica Diaz’s plea in the case based on information provided by the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. Diaz entered what is...

  • San Juan County jail mistakenly releases inmate

    July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The San Juan County Detention Center’s administrator says he’s embarrassed that an inmate awaiting trial on charges stemming from a fatal accident was mistakenly released. Detention center administrator Tom Havel says he...

  • NM awarded nearly $19M to market health exchange

    July 24, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has received a nearly $19 million federal grant to market its health insurance exchange to uninsured individuals and businesses and to educate them about their options in the state’s online marketplace. The exchange,...