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  • Anti-Trump protestors  throw rocks at police horses, light fires

    Protesters clashed with police officers outside a Donald Trump rally Tuesday night in Albuquerque.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • April 13- Leading global coal producer Peabody Energy Corp filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Wednesday after a sharp drop in coal prices left it unable to service debt of $10.1 billion, much of it incurred for an expansion into Australia. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing from Peabody, the world's biggest private-sector coal producer, ranks among the...

  • State of pain: New Mexico

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from a New Mexico oil boomtown about the downturn in the energy sector.

  • Hobbs, New Mexico

    Two years ago, when crude oil prices topped $100 per barrel, the boom in Hobbs was something to behold.

  • New Mexico's crude realities has workers over a barrel

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports declining oil prices is being felt in "The Land of Enchantment" as the unemployment rate doubles in Lea Country and workers weather the bust, hoping a boom will return to the Permian Basin.

  • NEW YORK, April 7- Until last week, high school senior Alex Gomez was missing a key piece in his puzzle-like plan to pay college tuition next year to the University of Colorado. The 18- year-old from Ruidoso, New Mexico had already lined up family savings, financial aid, work study and loans, and then won a $7,500 scholarship from student-loan lender Sallie Mae for...

  • March 31- Peabody Energy Corp, the largest U.S. coal producer, said it would lay off about 235 employees at a mine in the Powder River basin, two weeks after the company flagged bankruptcy risk. The reductions affect about 15 percent of the workforce at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in the basin straddling Montana and Wyoming, the company said on Thursday.

  • Activist Erin Brockovich uses a computer model to display the growing environmental hot spots as she speaks during an Oklahoma Earthquake Town Hall Meeting at the University of Central Oklahoma February 23, 2016.

    The U.S. Geological Survey released data on man-made earthquakes related to wastewater injection from oil and gas drilling.

  • HOUSTON, March 28- Earthquakes caused by human activity will now be included in the U.S. Geological Survey's seismic risk maps, the agency said on Monday after a sharp rise in temblors linked to wastewater disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is at the greatest risk for hazards associated with induced seismicity, the USGS said,...

  • "Volkswagen must be held accountable for its false and misleading promotion and sales of its vehicles in the Commonwealth," Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said in a statement. Kentucky is at least the fifth U.S. state to sue VW, along with New Jersey, Texas, New Mexico and West Virginia. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco the status of talks over a...

  • March 22- The U.S. state of Kentucky filed suit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units Tuesday over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions scandal. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said VW willfully violated Kentucky's Consumer Protection Act by fraudulently promoting diesels. Kentucky is at least the fifth U.S. state to sue VW, along with...