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  • Japan posts 20th straight monthly trade deficit

    March 18, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2014 file photo, a passenger plane prepares for landing near an oil refinery in Kawasaki, southwest of Tokyo. Japan has notched its 20th straight monthly trade deficit in February as soaring energy imports continued to offset the...

  • Canada’s longtime finance minister resigns

    March 18, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April 18, 2013, file photo, Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty arrives for a G-20 dinner during the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund in Washington. Flaherty, a fixture on the world financial...

  • State senator files to remain in governor’s race

    March 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The secretary of state’s office reports that Democratic Sen. Linda Lopez of Albuquerque has filed the necessary nominating petition signatures to remain a candidate for governor in the June primary election. Lopez and Attorney...

  • Las Cruces woman is arrested in property spat

    March 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces woman is in custody for allegedly trespassing onto her mother in-law’s property to take back some belongings and sell an above-ground swimming pool. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s deputies say 28-year-old Laura...

  • Fire burns thousands of acres in New Mexico

    March 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CROSSROADS, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire that burned thousands of acres of prairie in eastern New Mexico was caused by a blown tire. State Forestry Division spokesman Dan Ware said Tuesday that evidence at the scene points to sparks from an exposed wheel rim or...

  • Sullivan retires as Clovis Media Inc. publisher

    March 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Ray Sullivan has retired as publisher of Clovis Media Inc., after five decades in the newspaper industry, including 14 years at CMI’s Clovis News Journal. The News Journal (http://bit.ly/1l0LWmk) reports that Sullivan retired...

  • New Mexico to study cost-sharing for Amtrak route

    March 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico plans to study whether to help pay part of the cost of keeping Amtrak’s Southwest Chief on its current route. A state budget signed by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez allocates $50,000 to the Legislative Council...

  • Man convicted of murder in Albuquerque killing

    March 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man faces a potential life sentence after being convicted of murder in the 2010 shooting death of another man during a home robbery in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1p7KR9x ) reports that William Pagan-Rivera...

  • Utilities sue Bernalillo County over fees

    March 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three utilities are asking a federal court to prohibit Bernalillo County from enforcing a new ordinance that imposes fees for using roads and other public rights of way for lines. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1j0t9mA )...

  • More bats found in cave at N.M. national monument

    March 18, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Researchers report finding twice as many bats hibernating in a cave at a national monument in in northwestern New Mexico and they say that may be the result of fewer human visitors. The Gallup Independent (http://bit.ly/1jl8YBA ) reports...