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  • Target breach puts corporate tech execs under fire

    March 6, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated image provided by Target Corp shows Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob. Jacob is resigning effective Wednesday, March 5, 2014, as the retailer overhauls its information security and compliance division in the wake of a massive pre-Christmas...

  • Drug firms settle with Montana for $5.9M

    March 6, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announces a $5.9 million legal settlement with subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson in Helena, Mont., on Thursday, March 6, 2014. The state’s lawsuit claimed Janssen Ortho LLC and Janssen Pharmaceuticals hid the dangers...

  • House passes bill to block Obama climate plan

    March 6, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 28, 2014, file photo, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy discusses proposed regulations with coal industry leaders at Dakota Gasification Synfuels Plant in Beulah, N.D. In a long-expected skirmish, House Republicans are moving to block...

  • New Mexico water official tapped for federal job

    March 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico water official has been selected by President Barack Obama to run the Bureau of Reclamation, which manages dams, reservoirs and hydroelectric power plants across the West. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell issued a statement...

  • Woman suing former New Mexico parole officer

    March 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against the state Corrections Department and a former probation officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman. Gordon Chavez was sentenced this week to 18 months...

  • New Mexico lifts tax from aircraft maintenance

    March 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will no longer tax parts and labor for maintaining aircraft under a new law taking effect in July. Gov. Susana Martinez signed the tax break into law on Thursday along with a measure to establish a one-stop online portal in...

  • New Mexico girl sentenced for killing foster mom

    March 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl who pleaded guilty in the killing of her foster mother in her southern New Mexico home now faces roughly 10 years in prison. District Court Judge James W. Counts on Wednesday sentenced Alexis Shields to 30 years in...

  • Lawmaker facing campaign over education proposal

    March 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A liberal advocacy group has launched a campaign against a New Mexico lawmaker for opposing a proposal to increase spending on early childhood education. The Center for Civic Policy on Thursday began running newspaper ads...

  • Jury awards $110,000 to former N.M. state employee

    March 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — A jury in Santa Fe has awarded a former state employee $110,000 for emotional distress resulting from a firing that jurors concluded violated a state law protecting whistleblowers. The District Court jury ruled Wednesday in favor of...

  • AP Exclusive: Man denies he’s bitcoin creator

    March 6, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Japanese media wait outside the residence, left, of Dorian S. Nakamoto Thursday March 6, 2014, in Temple City, Calif. Nakamoto, the man that Newsweek claims is the founder of Bitcoin denies he had anything to do with it and says he had never even heard of the...