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  • Labor market still needs Fed support, chair says

    July 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen listens as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, before the Senate Banking Committee. Yellen said Tuesday that the economic recovery is not yet complete and for that reason the Fed intends to...

  • Senate backs 2 nominees to serve on energy panel

    July 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Feb. 9, 2011 file photo shows Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Acting Chair Cheryl LaFleur speaking in Omaha, Neb. The Senate has approved two nominees for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under an unusual political deal...

  • US preparing unilateral sanctions on Russia

    July 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This July 14, 2014 file photo shows black smoke billowing following a mortar attack during fighting between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian fighters in Luhansk, Ukraine. The United States is considering imposing unilateral sanctions...

  • Anxiety grows as possible NY rail strike nears

    July 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Pedestrians wait to ride a train at Jamaica station on the Long Island Rail Road Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in New York. Prospects of a strike which the unions said they were planning at 12:01 a.m. next Sunday, would affect 300,000 daily riders who travel in and...

  • Company tries again to tap NM plains for water

    July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A commercial venture that sought to drill dozens of wells in western New Mexico in hopes of shipping the water to more populated areas is making another run at getting approval for the $600 million project. Augustin Plains Ranch...

  • New Mexico’s elderly fastest growing demographic

    July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans over age 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population so far this decade, according to the Census Bureau. That trend is expected to continue in the coming decades and is partly why New Mexico’s population...

  • Santa Fe Fire Department provides home visits

    July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe has a new program underway to help residents with health problems before they need to call an ambulance. The Fire Department says its so-called “Community Protection Initiative” results from collaboration between...

  • State Police: Officers fire shots at woman

    July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Police says some of its officers fired shots at a woman during a criminal investigation in northeast Albuquerque. Details are sketchy but the incident occurred Tuesday morning in northeast Albuquerque. According...

  • 2 regions have higher hospitalization rates

    July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say communities in opposite corners of the state have the highest rates for hospitalizations in cases in which hospitalizations might be avoided. The state Department of Health Services looked at 2012 rates of...

  • Police: New Mexico man escapes gun fire with knife

    July 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORGO, N.M. (AP) — Police say it was a case of a man bringing a knife to a gun fight — and winning. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://goo.gl/g3kgSY) a 65-year-old man stabbed Johnnie Ridley last week after Ridley fired a .22 caliber revolver...