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Archive for November 9th, 2013

  • Trans fat doesn’t stir much ‘nanny state’ debate

    November 9, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This May 31, 2012 file photo shows a man leaveing a 7-Eleven store with a Double Gulp drink, in New York. It’s one of our most personal daily decisions: what to eat or drink. Maybe inhale. Does banning trans fat from our food mean the...

  • The shutdown’s surprise effect on jobs numbers

    November 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks at the Port of New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in New Orleans. The government shutdown may have affected October’s jobs numbers. But not how you think. For weeks, the White House had been bracing for a bad report on hiring....

  • Michigan growers trying to get apples to doze off

    November 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Nov. 7, 2013 photo apples move along a conveyor line in the King Orchards production warehouse in Central Lake, Mich. The state’s apple producers had a bumper crop this year after bad weather caused disappointing yields in 2012. (AP Photo/John...

  • Brazil’s OSX to seek bankruptcy protection

    November 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April 7, 2009 file photo, Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista attends a ceremony in which Batista donated about $4.5 U.S. million dollars for the the Rio 2016 Olympic games bid, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The oil company of Brazil’s...

  • New rule demands parity for mental health coverage

    November 9, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius applauds as she announces easier access to mental health care during an address at former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s 29th annual mental health policy symposium at the Carter Center on Friday, Nov....

  • Obama nudges US to stop thwarting jobs growth

    November 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the Port of New Orleans. Obama traveled to the Gulf Coast region to make a case that more exports equal more jobs. After New Orleans he will go to Miami area for three Democratic...

  • NM interstate standoff ends after several hours

    November 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Traffic is flowing again through Albuquerque’s main interstate interchange following an hours-long standoff with a hit-and-run suspect. Officer Simon Drobik says the standoff ended around 5 a.m. Saturday when the suspect was...

  • NM pueblo to get $2.8M in flood assistance

    November 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA CLARA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — More than $2.8 million in federal funds are being made available to Santa Clara Pueblo to help with flood recovery. The money will go toward the installation of debris collection structures. The structures will reduce the...

  • New Mexico school district rescinds $24M contract

    November 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — The Los Lunas school district has rescinded a $24 million contract from an out-of-state construction company after learning the firm paid an entry fee for one of the school’s bid evaluators to enter a shooting competition....

  • NM senator takes on prescription drug abuse

    November 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall says steps need to be taken in New Mexico and across the country to curb escalating problems stemming from the abuse and trafficking of prescription drugs. The New Mexico Democrat met Friday in Los Lunas with...