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  • Atari's 'E.T.' game joins Smithsonian collection Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian. Museum specialist Drew Robarge made the announcement Monday in a blog post.

  • 14 cities get Bloomberg 'innovation team' grants Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Fourteen cities ranging from Long Beach, California, to Jerusalem are getting up to $3 million from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation to create "innovation teams" to jump-start new approaches to poverty, public safety, job growth and other issues, the foundation announced Monday. Winners range in size from Centennial, Colorado,...

  • That will widen Alaska's budget gap to almost $3.4 billiuon, Fitch said in a Dec. 11 report. States such as Texas, North Dakota, Alaska, Oklahoma and New Mexico are all likely to feel strains next year, Wells Fargo Securities municipal analyst Roy Eappen said in a recent report. Meanwhile, household sentiment in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas where memories...

  • Judge refuses to shut down Lyft in New Mexico Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— A New Mexico judge has refused to bar a ride-hailing service from operating in the state, saying a state regulator's authority is unclear. State District Judge Raymond Ortiz declined Thursday to enforce a cease-and-desist order issued against Lyft by the Public Regulation Commission six months ago, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

  • Emcore posts 4Q profit Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Emcore Corp. on Thursday reported earnings of $15.5 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The Albuquerque, New Mexico- based company said it had profit of 50 cents per share. Emcore shares have fallen 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Falling oil prices raise new concerns for states Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    Some states, such as Texas, have diversified their economies since oil prices crashed in the mid-1980s. Others, such as Alaska, remain heavily dependent on oil and will have to tap into sizeable savings to get by. U.S. crude oil prices that topped $100 per barrel this summer have plunged to barely $60 this week, the result of high supplies globally and expanded...

  • Congressman's Native American remark causes outcry Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:16 PM ET

    Paul Gosar's reference to American Indians as "wards of the federal government" has struck a harsh chord with tribal members and legal experts in the days following a discussion about a controversial Arizona land deal that would make way for the country's largest copper mine. The Arizona Republican was responding to concerns from Phil Stago of the White...

  • Texas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado together account for almost 98 percent of the total rise in U.S. oil output since the beginning of 2008.. But Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado have collectively contributed almost an extra half million barrels per day compared with January 2008, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • With future uncertain, Colorado shields its water Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    DENVER— With demand increasing across the West, Colorado is drawing up a strategy to keep some of the trillions of gallons of water that gushes out of the Rocky Mountains every spring— most of which flows downstream to drought-stricken California, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. He referred to the Colorado River Compact of 1922 that covers water allocations to...

  • US Border Patrol: Female agents wanted Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    TUCSON, Ariz.— The U.S. Border Patrol is on a hiring spree for a very specific type of agent: a female one. The agency's southwest region includes Arizona, Texas and California. That's a concern for Juanita Molina, executive director of the Border Action Network, an immigrant rights group in Tucson.

  • US Border Patrol: Female agents wanted Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    TUCSON, Ariz.— The U.S. Border Patrol is on a hiring spree for a very specific type of agent: a female one. The agency's southwest region includes Arizona, Texas and California. That's a concern for Juanita Molina, executive director of the Border Action Network, an immigrant rights group in Tucson.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- Oil production from the United States' biggest shale plays is poised to keep expanding at the same breakneck pace into early next year, according to new U.S. projections released on Monday that highlighted a slow response to tumbling prices. Oil production from the three main plays- the Bakken, Eagle Ford and Permian Basin- is set to rise by some...

  • COLUMN-Oil in Arcadia: John Kemp Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    Some of that crude came from states such as North Dakota, Texas and Alaska, and the rest from foreign suppliers like Canada, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Nigeria. On Saturday, the New York Times published a carefully researched essay chronicling "The Downside of the Boom" about how " North Dakota took on the oversight of a multi-billion dollar oil industry with a...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. fund firms are taking extra measures to make sure they don't get stuck holding hard-to-sell bonds in the event that fixed income markets see a massive race to the exits when interest rates start to rise. Over the past few months a growing number of asset managers, including Neuberger Berman, Natixis Global Management and T. Rowe Price have been...

  • Nov 23- The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States dropped 10 cents in the past two weeks, hitting a four-year low, according to the latest Lundberg survey released on Sunday. The gasoline price is down about 41 cents a gallon from a year ago and has dropped 88 cents from a 2014 peak of $3.72 in May. The highest price within the survey area within 48 U.S....

  • Canadian crude imports likely to keep falling -NEB Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    Canada has the world's third-largest crude reserves behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, most of which are located in the oil sands in northern Alberta. The closure of Shell Canada's Montreal East refinery in Quebec, and Imperial Oil Ltd's refinery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has also reduced demand for imported crude. NEB data showed that the U.S. shale boom has...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 13- Farmland values in the central U.S. Plains held mostly steady in the July-September quarter compared to a year ago, with land prices and loan demand generally tracking commodity price trends, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Thursday. The bank's district includes Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, western Missouri, eastern Colorado and...

  • Nov 1- Voters in several U.S. states will decide the fate of $44.7 billion in borrowing and other budget measures on Tuesday, with investors in the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market focused mainly on large offerings in California and New York. "Just two states, California and New York, are presenting voters with meaningful bond measures for approval," Peter Hayes,...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Oct 31- A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash of the vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the...

  • *China Q3 growth slowest since 2009 but less weak vs forecast. Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday as less worrisome data on China and a report on the European Central Bank possibly moving to buy regional corporate bonds allayed some concerns about the global economy and reduced safe-haven bids for low-risk government debt. The ECB story catapulted us down from...