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Archive for March 21st, 2014

  • Campaign seeks more young Coloradans for insurance

    March 21, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Model Meghan McMahon laughs after giving a sticker to Iggy Cole, age 3, who gave it to his baby brother August, as McMahon handed out literature and juice shots on an outdoor pedestrian mall, encouraging the public to get health coverage under the Affordable...

  • Wal-Mart looks to shake winter with sales push

    March 21, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this May 28, 2013, file photo, an outdoors sign for Walmart is seen in Duarte, Calif. After enduring a severe winter that chilled business, Wal-Mart is trying to lure shoppers into its stores with the biggest weapon in its arsenal: a big sale....

  • Chew on this: Gum loses its pop

    March 21, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sunday Oct. 24, 2010, file photo, a garbage bin sits full of bubble gum, at Yankee Stadium, in New York. U.S. gum sales tumbled 11 percent over the past four years. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Gum seems as appealing...

  • Better news on the US economy drives stocks higher

    March 21, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, March 14, 2014, file photo, trader Steven Kaplan works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks fell Thursday March 20, 2014 after comments from the new head of the Federal Reserve suggested U.S. interest rates...

  • New Mexico sued over public-school financing

    March 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Parents of public school students have sued the state to increase funding for education and target more assistance to disadvantaged students who are living in poverty or learning English. The lawsuit was announced Thursday by the New...

  • New Mexico man pleads guilty to threatening Obama

    March 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to making threats against President Barack Obama and is facing up to five years in federal prison. Prosecutors say Tracy York White, of Las Cruces, entered into a plea agreement Thursday in a Las...

  • Dealers sue New Mexico over auto inspection rule

    March 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico automobile dealers are suing the state attorney general over a new rule requiring inspections and damage disclosures for used vehicles before they’re sold to the public. Attorney General Gary King’s office says...

  • FBI: Man arrested in death of Thoreau man

    March 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The FBI has arrested a 21-year-old northwestern New Mexican man in a homicide. FBI spokesman Frank Fisher says agents arrested Kevin Martinez of Church Rock on Thursday in the death of Leslie Morgan of Thoreau. Fisher says Martinez will...

  • New Mexico high court complains about appeals law

    March 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court wants the Legislature to correct what it calls an “outdated and dysfunctional” state law governing appeals of certain cases. Cities can go directly to the state Supreme Court — rather than...

  • Carlsbad man survives car crash down a cliff

    March 21, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A Carlsbad man is recovering after the pickup truck he was driving veered off the road and down a cliff in the Rocky Arroyo area. Cory Lemon says he fell asleep while driving last Sunday night from Carlsbad to the small community of...