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Archive for August 23rd, 2013

  • Jump in mortgage rates hurts US sales of new homes

    August 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July 9, 2013, file photo, a construction worker drills on the roof of a new home in New Paltz, N.Y. The Commerce Department reports on new-home sales for July, on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

  • Nasdaq breakdown puts pressure on crisis work

    August 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A television displays news about the Nasdaq on the Nasdaq building in New York, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Nasdaq halted trading Thursday because of a technical problem, the latest glitch to affect the stock market. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

  • Stock market closes higher; Microsoft surges

    August 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Trader Frederick Reimer works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Encouraging economic figures from Asia and Europe helped stocks advance and broke a six-day losing streak for the Dow Jones...

  • Pro-, anti-fracking sides turn out in NY for Obama

    August 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or fracking, demonstrate on the campus of Binghamton University hours before President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak about affordable college education during a town hall meeting, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013,...

  • NM Supreme Court opts to ‘admonish’ lawyer

    August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has decided to admonish but not suspend a Portales lawyer accused of trying to run down a district judge outside a county courthouse. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/179CMcD) that justices...

  • Gun show on Los Alamos school property questioned

    August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Some current and former educators in Los Alamos are questioning whether the community’s school system should continue to allow a gun show to be held in a gym in a long-closed school. The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club has...

  • 911 tape in boy’s murder case might go to appeal

    August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The trial of a 10-year-old boy accused of killing his father has been postponed as lawyers await the fate of a 911 recording now in the hands of a New Mexico appeals court. In a decision issued Friday, Judge George Eichwald agreed...

  • Las Cruces mayor eyes county job

    August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of Las Cruces says he has applied for a vacant Dona Ana County manager position. Ken Miyagishima said Friday he submitted his application and feels he has the experience for the job. The 50-year-old Democrat said he would...

  • Las Cruces police chief to step down

    August 23, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The chief of the Las Cruces Police Department had announced that is he stepping down. Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/14LLeNc) that Richard Williams said Friday he will retire after three years as the department’s...

  • Trial shows greed, machinations of China’s elite

    August 23, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    In this image taken from video, Former Chinese politician Bo Xilai, left, sits and speaks in a court room at Jinan Intermediate People’s Court in eastern China’s Shandong province, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Bo is accused of corruption and...