SANTA FE, N.M.-- More than 30,000 state and local government workers face a 15 percent increase for their health care insurance starting next month, but it could be only the beginning of higher costs as New Mexico's self-insurance program digs out of a financial hole.
NEW YORK, June 13- When the state of Mississippi begins offering subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's reform law this year, residents will have only one choice- Magnolia Health Plan- a small insurer little known in most of the country.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- It's the age old and seemingly answerless question: What in the world is my dog thinking? And one that has spawned a growing market not only of scientific research but of everything from decks of pet tarot cards to television and radio shows and books by pet psychics and animal trainers.
*Snowden vows to stay in Hong Kong and fight extradition. WASHINGTON, June 12- The head of the National Security Agency said on Wednesday that extensive U.S. surveillance efforts had helped stop "dozens" of possible attacks, and warned that making details of the top-secret programs public had compromised national security.
WASHINGTON, June 12- Life is most expensive for people living in Hawaii, New York and Washington, D.C., and cheapest for those in South Dakota, North Dakota and Mississippi, according to U.S. government data released on Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA-- Atlas Resource Partners is acquiring about 466 billion cubic worth of proven natural gas reserves for $733 million. Atlas Resource now expects its full year 2014 distribution to its unit holders of at least $2.60 per unit, up about 27 percent from its current annualized distribution of $2.04.
SANTA FE, N.M.-- Five government, insurance and health care officials are in the running to manage New Mexico's newly independent insurance regulatory agency. Among the candidates are state Insurance Superintendent John Franchini and Milton Sanchez, who directs the Office of Health Care Reform in Gov.
CONCORD, N.H.-- New Hampshire's Senate voted unanimously Thursday to prohibit bosses from requiring employees or job applicants to disclose user names or passwords to personal Facebook, Twitter or other social media or email accounts. The House passed the bill in March, but the Senate amended it Thursday so the House must review the changes.
Shares of Occidental were up 2.2 percent on Monday at $94.12, nearly $11 higher than before CEO Steve Chazen mentioned on the quarterly conference call that he was looking at potential deals to "move the needle" for the stock.
CAPE TOWN, June 3- The battle between Airbus and Boeing over their next-generation of long-haul jets is heating up, with a string of major airlines flagging plans on Monday to place multi-billion dollar orders.
A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Obama administration acted within its authority to adopt the 2011 rule, which affects firearms sellers in states bordering Mexico.
HOUSTON, May 31- Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP shelved a $2 billion plan to convert a natural gas pipeline to carry cheap West Texas crude to Southern California, citing lack of shipper interest. "We don't believe in the concept of build it and they will come," Mark Kissel, a Kinder Morgan executive, said on Friday. "
A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the administration acted within its authority to adopt the rule, which affects firearms sellers in states bordering Mexico.
MINA ZALDIVAR, Chile, May 30- High in Chile's bone-dry Atacama desert, mining engineer Enrique Miranda surveys a metal structure filled with a pungent mix of earthworms and woodchips. "That's lunch for the worms," says Miranda, an environmental supervisor who has worked at Barrick Gold Corp's Zaldivar copper mine for 18 years.
NEW YORK, May 27- Think of college savings, and most investors think automatically of a 529 plan.
The FDA said full clinical information about the patients is still being gathered, but it suggested some of the problems were infections and that "at least one of these infections appears to be fungal in nature." The FDA has since stepped up its oversight of pharmacies that compound drugs tailored to specific patient needs.
CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.
We score all the states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.
LONDON, May 21- U.S. farmers are withdrawing unsustainable volumes of groundwater to irrigate their crops, resulting in an accelerating decline in aquifers across the central and western United States, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.
WASHINGTON, May 20- Water levels in U.S. aquifers, the vast underground storage areas tapped for agriculture, energy and human consumption, between 2000 and 2008 dropped at a rate that was almost three times as great as any time during the 20th century, U.S. officials said on Monday.