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  • Alabama- Jay Grinney, HealthSouth, $7.8 million. Arizona- Don Slager, Republic Services, $10.9 million. Arkansas- Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores, $19.8 million.

  • As they travel through Santa Teresa, a border-crossing port of entry and unincorporated town, they pass millions of square feet of warehouses that store steel coil, wind turbine blades and specialty glass. Now the nonprofit group that operates Santa Teresa is working to transform the area from a place where people work into one where they might put down roots.

  • May 23- New Mexico sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an agency contractor and two mining companies on Monday over the 2015 breach of an abandoned Colorado gold mine that spilled some 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into three states. New Mexico, Colorado and Utah were affected. Colorado and New Mexico both declared state of emergencies over...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— New Mexico became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine, seeking tens of millions of dollars Monday for environmental and economic damage caused by the spill. The facts speak for themselves, and EPA for whatever reason is...

  • RATON, N.M.— For years, the Shuler Theater in this once-booming New Mexico mining town sat empty in a desolate downtown. That change comes as New Mexico is joining other states in pushing an initiative to revitalize downtown districts in isolated, small towns by rehabilitating aging, historic theaters. An economic development program, similar to efforts in Iowa...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday 318 rigs sought oil and 85 explored for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas declined by eight rigs while Kansas and North Dakota were down one each. Alaska, Arkansas, California, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Drillers kept the number of rigs at 318 in the week to May 20, holding at the lowest level since October 2009, Baker Hughes said in its closely followed report. RIG-OL-USA- BHI> Prior to this week, drillers added only one rig so far this year during the week of March 18. But with U.S. crude futures settling over $48 a barrel much of the week on production worries in Nigeria...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damage from the release of millions of gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine last year, New Mexico's top prosecutor charged in a pair of scathing letters sent to officials this week. Attorney General Hector Balderas wrote to the head of the U. S...

  • CHICAGO— Time off from work to care for a child or relative is codified in federal law. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Friday said 72 percent support paid family leave. New York, the latest to approve it, will launch its program in 2018..

  • WASHINGTON— A bipartisan agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including tens of thousands that have gone unregulated for decades. Barbara Boxer of California and Edward Markey, D- Mass.. David Vitter of Louisiana and James Inhofe of Oklahoma.

  • "It's sort of a situation where nobody, really, is going to end up looking good," said James Stevenson, director of North American coal for analyst firm IHS. Nationwide, self-bonding in the coal-mining industry tops $3.3 billion. That includes $2.3 billion in IOUs that the three biggest bankrupt coal companies— Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal and Peabody— owe in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 17- U.S. states owed $968 billion in unfunded pension benefits for retirees in 2013, the highest level in a decade, according to a report released Tuesday by Pew Charitable Trusts. The states also reported $587 billion in unfunded retiree health care liabilities and $518 billion in outstanding debt in 2013, according to Pew.

  • May 17- Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is making the opioid antidote naloxone available without a prescription in all its pharmacies in New Mexico, part of a plan to make the drug readily available in 35 states by the end of this year. The drugstore chain has already made naloxone available without a prescription in Alabama, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New...

  • May 17- Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said on Tuesday it would no longer require a prescription for the opioid antidote naloxone at all of its pharmacies in New Mexico. Naloxone, administered by injection or nasal spray, can be used in the event of an overdose to reverse the effects of heroin and other opioid drugs. The drug store chain, which operates more than 70...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Leaders in New Mexico's largest city have put off a decision on whether to join dozens of other communities that have set goals to get more of their electricity from renewable resources, a movement that has swept cities from the U.S. and Canada to Germany. The Albuquerque City Council voted during an hours-long meeting Monday to defer for...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— New Mexico's largest city could be joining dozens of other communities that have set goals to get more of their electricity from renewable resources in the coming years, a movement that has swept cities from the U.S. and Canada to Germany. The Albuquerque City Council will consider a resolution at Monday evening's meeting that calls for...

  • NEW YORK, May 5- Dozens of Verizon Communications Inc landline workers, on strike since mid-April after contract talks hit an impasse, marched on the company's annual shareholder meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday, and blocked traffic. The Albuquerque Police Department said no arrests were made but 15 people were cited. The action was called by the...

  • NEW YORK, May 5- Dozens of Verizon Communications Inc landline workers, on strike since mid-April after contract talks hit an impasse, marched on the company's annual shareholder meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday and several people were arrested for blocking traffic, unions said. The unions for the strikers said they also planned hundreds of...

  • May 5- Occidental Petroleum Corp raised its production forecast for this year, while keeping its $3 billion spending target unchanged, buoyed by lower operating costs and greater-than-expected production from its assets in the Permian Basin. Occidental said its production from U.S. fields increased by 17,000 boe/d to 307,000 boe/d in the first quarter, with...

  • "These things are crawling all over my city" in tests, "but I had to come to Austin to ride in one," said Liccardo. And so behind the technology display here in Austin was something as formidable as the technology but far less noticed: Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for "autonomous vehicles," as they're...