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  • The Public Regulation Commission is close to deciding whether to approve a plan by Public Service Co. of New Mexico to close part of the San Juan Generating Plant and replace it with a mix of more coal along with nuclear, natural gas and solar power. Members of the Association of Commerce and Industry, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Four Corners...

  • Instead, researchers from the nonprofit Vera Institute of Justice found those costs are sometimes covered by other county agencies or general funds, adding to the true costs of incarceration. The New York City Department of Correction, which runs the nation's second-largest jail system with about 11,000 average daily inmates, has a $1.1 billion budget.

  • Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the pact that Equifax, Experian and TransUnion struck with attorneys general in 31 states. "I am pleased that our agreement brings about reforms that will provide for more effective dealings and better communication between consumers and the credit reporting agencies," said Alabama Attorney General Luther...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY/ WASHINGTON, May 20- Facing a backlash over the side effects of its oil and gas boom, Oklahoma is poised to overturn an 80- year-old statute that allows cities and towns to ban drilling operations within their borders. The move by Oklahoma's Republican-majority legislature follows a similar law signed on Monday by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in...

  • Ted Turner ranch in New Mexico caught in wolf debate Monday, 18 May 2015 | 2:49 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Media mogul Ted Turner set out years ago to establish a fund to bolster the dwindling populations of everything from falcons and frogs to Mexican gray wolves, using the nearly 2 million acres he owns in a dozen western states as home base for the projects. Now, one of his New Mexico ranches is caught in a dispute between the state and federal...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y.— At the front of a classroom, health worker Cheryll Moore demonstrates "the nod"— a jerk of the head forward and then quickly back— a telltale sign of heroin use, though not necessarily of an overdose. Because of naloxone's effectiveness in nearly instantaneously bringing overdose victims back from near-death, New York and a handful of other states are...

  • The immediate effects of the rulings appear limited to a single mine in northwestern Colorado that could lose its permit if a new environmental review isn't completed within four months. Two of the rulings involving Colorado mines, from U.S. A similar case threatens to block production at another mine, in the coal-rich Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming.

  • WILLISTON, N.D., May 15- Oil and gas producer WPX Energy Inc would add one or two drilling rigs in North Dakota if WTI oil prices stabilized around $65 per barrel, Chief Executive Rick Muncrief told Reuters on Friday. The forecast falls in line with U.S. shale peers, several of whom have pointed to $65 to $70 per barrel as the range in which they would add rigs and ramp up...

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 6 to 888 Friday, 15 May 2015 | 1:40 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by six this week to 888.. Houston- based Baker Hughes said Friday that 660 rigs were seeking oil and 223 explored for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas lost six rigs, Wyoming declined by two and Alaska, Arkansas,...

  • NEW YORK, May 13- Royal Dutch Shell Plc will consider small additions to its North America oil and gas business, despite ruling out large acquisitions after its deal to buy BG Group Plc, Marvin Odum, director of Shell's Americas exploration and production business, said in an interview Wednesday. Still, the London- based major will consider smaller deals in North...

  • At least seven members of Congress or their aides said Wednesday that the lawmakers obtained approval for the May 2013 trip from the House Ethics Committee. Ted Poe, R- Texas, said Wednesday that the Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians told Poe's office and the Ethics Committee before the trip that it was the sole sponsor of the event.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The head of Sandia National Laboratories plans to step down after five years at the helm of the Albuquerque, New Mexico- based research center. The laboratory is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp. and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque...

  • CLIVE, Utah— In a barren landscape of scrub just off a major Utah highway, a 10- foot-deep pit the size of about 75 football fields could soon house a kind of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive for 2 million years. EnergySolutions' plan to bring up to 700,000 metric tons of depleted uranium to Utah from a federal stockpile has been on hold through six years of...

  • Why homebuyers face a tough spring Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:12 AM ET

    Eager to buy your first home this spring? Bidding wars have broken out in hot real-estate markets like Denver and Los Angeles, where there aren't enough houses to meet demand. "Inventory is still fairly low in a lot of markets across the country," said Skylar Olsen, senior economist at real estate data firm Zillow.

  • Energy companies increased by one each the number of oil rigs in the Permian basin of West Texas and eastern New Mexico- the biggest and fastest growing U.S. shale oil field- and in the Barnett in Texas. That was the first increase in the Permian since December and the first in the Barnett since March, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday.

  • May 5- U.S. oil refiner Western Refining Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower crude costs. Western Refining, which has refineries in El Paso, Texas and Gallup, New Mexico, said cost of products sold fell 45 percent to $1.74 billion in the quarter. Net profit attributable to Western Refining rose 24 percent to $106 million, or $1.11...

  • Delek said it would buy 33.7 million Alon USA shares, valuing each share at $16.985, which is a premium of more than 8 percent to the stock's Tuesday close. Alon USA's shares were up 5 percent at $16.50 in trading after the bell on Tuesday, while Delek's shares rose 3.2 percent to $39.10. For a year after that, Delek can acquire up to 49.99 percent of Alon USA at its...

  • Delek said on Tuesday it would buy 33.7 million Alon USA shares and that the deal value was based on Delek's closing price of $37.90 on Tuesday. Delek said it would pay $200 million in cash, 6 million in stock and issue Alon Israel an unsecured $145 million promissory note maturing in January 2021. Delek has refineries in Tyler, Texas and El Dorado, Arkansas while...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The U.S. consumer bureau and the Navajo Nation filed charges on Tuesday against companies and executives they say used H&R Block franchises to operate an illegal tax-refund scheme. The CFPB said Jeffrey Scott Thomas and his company, J. Thomas Development of NM Inc, no longer own the four H&R Block franchises and that H&R Block did not...

  • NEW YORK, April 13- Oil production from the fastest-growing U.S. shale plays is set to fall some 45,000 barrels per day to 4.98 million bpd in May from April, the first monthly decline in over four years, projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed on Monday. Oil production from the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico were forecast to...