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Archive for January 1st, 2014

  • Obama’s tarnished health care law at a crossroads

    January 1, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Howard Kraft discusses signing up for health insurance as he sits in his Lincolnton, N.C. home Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. All things good, bad and unpredictable converge Jan. 1 for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul as the law’s major benefits take...

  • Safety questions after ND oil train derailment

    January 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    The water tower in Casselton, N.D., is covered with soot, early Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, from an oil train derailment and explosion on Monday afternoon. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack) CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — A fiery oil train derailment’s near-miss of a small...

  • Japan promises equality, but women find few jobs

    January 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 photo, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Human Resources Seniror Operating Officer Katsura Tottori speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo. Some companies are reluctant to invest in women employees because they worry...

  • 2013 was the year of unstoppable stocks

    January 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, May 3, 2013, file photo, a specialist wears a “Dow 15,000″ hat as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, as a big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to a record high. The...

  • Nixon renews push for Medicaid expansion in Mo.

    January 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2013 file photo, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at the Harrisonville Community Center in Harrisonville, Mo. Nixon is renewing his push to expand Medicaid eligibility to more lower-income adults. Nixon held a news conference...

  • Caretaker: Child’s death was avoidable

    January 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family that helped raise a 9-year-old Albuquerque boy who died after police say his biological mother kicked him repeatedly claims the child’s death could have been prevented. Police found Omaree Varela unresponsive in his...

  • Lawyer: Slaughterhouse lawsuit is grandstanding

    January 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico attorney general lacks jurisdiction and is trying to bolster his bid for governor with a lawsuit to block the opening of a horse slaughterhouse in Roswell, a lawyer argued in a court filing Tuesday. Valley Meat Co....

  • NM man is arrested in fatal crash on Navajo Nation

    January 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Upper Fruitland man is in custody in connection with a fatal car accident on the Navajo Nation. The FBI says 23-year-old Fanderick Chiquito was arrested Tuesday. He’s expected to make his initial appearance Thursday in U.S....

  • New Mexico lags in population growth

    January 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Census estimates indicate New Mexico gained just 1,747 people in the 12 months ended in July, putting the state among the bottom for population growth. The new estimates put New Mexico’s estimated population at 2,085,287, an...

  • Navajo Nation company buys New Mexico coal mine

    January 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A company owned by the Navajo Nation finished its purchase of a northwestern New Mexico coal mine the same day an Arizona utility took ownership of a California utility’s stake in a power plant that gets its fuel from the mine....