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  • Drilling plans near Ann Arbor met with opposition

    April 26, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken on Thursday, April 24, 2014, Michigan State University Extension professor Curtis Talley speaks during a meeting at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District about plans to drill for oil or natural gas in an area west of Ann Arbor, Mich....

  • State leaving online health exchange for US site

    April 26, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Cover Oregon interim chief information officer Alex Pettit speaks during an advisory committee meeting in Portland, Ore., Thursday, April 24, 2014. After months of deliberation over what to do with Oregon’s botched online health exchange, the advisory...

  • Governor orders more actions on California drought

    April 26, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Raffa Chavez, left, and Gloria Sandoval use umbrellas during a late-season storm in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, April 25, 2014. While bringing much needed rain and snow to California it is not expected to make much of a dent in the state’s drought....

  • Rand Paul seeks new allies among Romney 2012 team

    April 26, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. responds to a question during his public address at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, Friday April 25, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass. Fighting to move beyond his father’s shadow, Paul is...

  • Ex NY Lt. Governor: More fiscal woes for US cities

    April 26, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July 9, 2009, file photo, Richard Ravitch, who was appointed to the post of New York lieutenant governor, answers questions during a press conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Ravitch, former lieutenant governor under David Paterson,...

  • Governors form Great Lakes investment partnership

    April 26, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In a Nov. 24, 2008 file photo, then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson listening as President George W. Bush, makes a statement on the economy outside the Treasury Department in Washington. An organization representing the eight states and two Canadian...

  • Stocks drop sharply; Amazon, tech shares drop

    April 26, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – Traders Daniel Leporin, left, and Michael Urkonis work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this April 23, 2014 file photo. Global stocks tumbled Friday April 25, 2014 after tensions over Ukraine mounted and Standard & Poor’s...

  • Nearly 35K New Mexicans sign up for health plans

    April 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials report that nearly 35,000 New Mexicans have signed up for health insurance through a federal online marketplace since October. The figures released Friday are based on enrollment information supplied to the...

  • NM small businesses eligible for disaster loans

    April 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Small businesses in eight New Mexico counties are eligible for federal disaster loans due to the drought. The U.S. Small Business Administration made the announcement Friday, saying the loans can help offset economic losses from...

  • Silver City Daily Press closing its doors

    April 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — After nearly 79 years in business, the family-owned Silver City Daily Press announced Friday it will publish its final edition on Monday. Publisher Tina Ely made the announcement with a posting on the newspaper’s website. In a...