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  • SANTA FE, N.M.— It's 2007, and Steve Jobs has just finished launching the first iPhone before an enraptured audience when he nearly collapses, exhausted by the illness that will kill him four years later. At this moment in Mason Bates' opera "The (R) evolution of Steve Jobs," a harrowing sound emerges from the orchestra pit, a crushing downward progression that's...

  • LONDON, July 18- U.S. oil and gas exploration and production companies are drilling new wells faster than they can be fractured and hooked up to gathering systems, creating a growing backlog of drilled but uncompleted oil and gas wells. By June, the number of drilled but uncompleted oil and gas wells across the seven largest shale plays had topped 6,000, according...

  • Halting the litigation would help Takata sell its healthy business to Key Safety Systems, which is owned by China's Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp, according to TK Holdings Inc, the U.S. unit. Funds from that $1.6 billion proposed sale will be used to compensate injured drivers, according to court papers filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Facebook's plans for New Mexico now call for a half-billion-dollar investment and a data center that will span an area equal to 17 football fields. The governor praised the announcement, saying Facebook is among the state's key partners as it works to diversify its economy. Facebook broke ground on the first building in October.

  • LONDON, July 18- U.S. oil and gas exploration and production companies are drilling new wells faster than they can be fractured and hooked up to gathering systems, creating a growing backlog of drilled but uncompleted oil and gas wells. By June, the number of drilled but uncompleted oil and gas wells across the seven largest shale plays had topped 6,000, according...

  • Bay Minette, Alabama, July 18- Dr. Nicole Arthur, a family practice physician, was trained to avoid Cesarean deliveries in child-birth, unless medically necessary, because surgery increases risks and recovery time. But she has adjusted her approach since arriving last year at the 70- bed North Baldwin Infirmary in rural, southern Alabama.

  • Bay Minette, Alabama, July 18- Dr. Nicole Arthur, a family practice physician, was trained to avoid Cesarean deliveries in child-birth, unless medically necessary, because surgery increases risks and recovery time. But she has adjusted her approach since arriving last year at the 70- bed North Baldwin Infirmary in rural, southern Alabama.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. shale oil production is forecast to rise for the eighth consecutive month, climbing 112,000 barrels per day to 5.585 million bpd in August, the U.S. Energy Department said in a report on Monday. The increase comes amid market concerns that rising shale output will dampen the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' efforts to curb a...

  • NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. shale oil production is forecast to rise for the eighth consecutive month, climbing 112,000 barrels per day to 5.585 million bpd in August, the U.S. Energy Department said in a report on Monday. The increase comes amid market concerns that rising shale output will dampen the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' efforts to curb a...

  • More than 500,000 visitors have flocked to Meow Wolf's kaleidoscopic walk- and crawl-through exhibit space since it opened in a converted Santa Fe bowling alley in early 2016. The offering appeals directly to Meow Wolf's fan base to help outfit a creative studio in Santa Fe with heavy manufacturing equipment, while hiring a new creative team.

  • DOVER, Del.— Japanese auto parts supplier Takata is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge for an injunction prohibiting the governments of Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from prosecuting lawsuits involving the company's lethally defective air bag inflators. In a complaint filed Thursday, Takata also is seeking to extend the automatic halt of...

  • ST. LOUIS— The $10 per hour minimum wage law in St. Louis will be short-lived, but an effort launching Friday will encourage and pressure businesses to honor the higher wage even if state law doesn't require it. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia have minimum wage rates above the U.S. minimum, ranging from $7.50 per hour in New Mexico to $12.50 per hour in...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The U.S. agency responsible for overseeing the nation's nuclear weapons cache is laying out the qualifications that will be required from the next manager of Los Alamos National Laboratory. It was first announced in late 2015 that Los Alamos National Security LLC would be losing the contract to manage the northern New Mexico lab since it...

  • The FCC wants a reliable verification system that would prevent scam artists from spoofing the number of a bank, debt collector, government tax agency or other organizations to trick consumers into disclosing confidential financial or account information. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said "Americans are mad as hell" at robocalls, which represent the top source of...

  • Facebook’s planned Los Lunas data center in New Mexico will create thousands of construction jobs. Over time the company’s investment could reach as high as $1 billion.

    Facebook's investment for a data center in New Mexico could reach as high as $1 billion and will create thousands of construction jobs.

  • A large 20-foot-deep (6-meter) sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles, is cordoned-off on February 18, 2017, after a powerful storm hit southern California.

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  • A rendering of the upcoming Facebook data center in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Tax deals for companies like Apple, Facebook and Amazon can cost millions per job. A new accounting rule will put sunlight on these deals.

  • Members of the media tour the Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, which produces lithium-ion batteries for the electric-car maker.

    Elon Musk has displayed a mastery for political deals, and it will be put to the test again as states bid on a planned Tesla SUV plant.

  • Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team work the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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