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  • Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.

  • UPDATE 1-Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    April 14- Google Inc has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as the Web search giant ramps up plans to deliver wireless Internet access to remote parts of the world. The 20- person company will remain in New Mexico for the foreseeable future, Raburn said, with all employees joining Google.

  • US rig count up 13 to 1,831 Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 13 this week to 1,831.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained nine rigs, Texas increased by seven, California gained three and New Mexico increased by one.

  • PHILADELPHIA, April 10- A Philadelphia judge on Thursday set aside most of an arbitration ruling that could have cost the state of Pennsylvania some $180 million from a landmark 1998 settlement with the nation's tobacco companies.

  • Date set for New Mexico dig for Atari 'E.T.' games Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M.— Organizers of a search in a New Mexico landfill for a rumored stash of what some call the worst video game ever made by Atari announced Thursday that the dig will get underway this month.

  • Feds investigate chopper crash on hospital roof Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:22 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Federal investigators spent Thursday scouring the rooftop of New Mexico's only top-level trauma center in search of clues as they tried to determine what caused a medical helicopter to crash while taking off from the roof.

  • UPDATE 1-Chevron expects first-quarter profit to slip Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 5:54 PM ET

    April 9- Chevron Corp, the second-largest oil company in the United States, said on Wednesday it expected first-quarter income to slip because of high currency conversion costs and environmental charges in its mining unit.

  • Chevron expects first-quarter profit to slip Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    April 9- Chevron Corp, the second-largest oil company in the United States, said on Wednesday it expected first-quarter income to slip from the prior quarter because of high currency conversion costs and one-time charges in its mining unit.

  • Climate changes to result in bird, reptile shifts Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— As temperatures climb across the Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose— and lose big.

  • *Deal will also let Energen fund Permian basin drilling. *Energen shares up as much as 4 pct, Laclede falls as much as 3 pct. April 7- Energen Corp will sell its 150- year old natural gas utility Alabama Gas Corp to Laclede Group Inc for $1.28 billion in cash, helping it repay debt and fund drilling for oil and gas in the Permian basin.

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple's commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.

  • US rig count up 9 to 1,818 Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 7:13 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by nine this week to 1,818.. Louisiana lost six, Alaska fell by three, Kansas lost two and California, Colorado and Wyoming lost one each. Arkansas, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • No contamination found on 2nd trip into nuke dump Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 5:54 PM ET

    CARLSBAD, N.M.— Crews investigating a radiation leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico have turned up no contamination during a second trip farther into the half-mile-deep repository.

  • Larry the Cable Guy cancels New Mexico, Utah shows Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    HOBBS, N.M.— Larry the Cable Guy has canceled a couple of upcoming performances in New Mexico and Utah due to an injury he suffered on a movie set. The Hobbs News-Sun reports the blue-collar comedy actor was hurt in a fall Wednesday night while on set filming in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Even the healthy locked out of 2014 policies now Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 3:51 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

  • Feds reach $5.15B settlement over mining cleanup Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 2:16 AM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona— For decades, uranium ore was mined from the Lukachukai Mountains of northeastern Arizona, providing Navajos with much-needed employment but leaving behind a legacy of death and disease on the reservation.

  • Top toxic sites in Anadarko Petroleum settlement Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    Kerr-McGee left abandoned uranium mine sites, including contaminated waste rock piles, in the Lukachukai mountains of Arizona and in the Ambrosia Lake area of New Mexico. The Lukachukai mountains are located immediately west of Cove, Ariz., and are a culturally significant part of the Navajo Nation; the Ambrosia Lake area is just outside the Navajo Nation.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The Obama administration on Thursday listed the lesser prairie chicken, a small grassland bird native to parts of the country's oil and gas belt, as "threatened," a move that could draw the ire of some Western lawmakers and energy producers.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- More than 6 million people have now signed up for private insurance plans under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law known as Obamacare, reflecting a surge in enrollments days before the March 31 deadline, the White House said on Thursday.

  • March 27- A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

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