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  • NMSU creates company to manage, develop assets

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is creating a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation to manage and develop the Las Cruces-based university's land, property and water assets. According to the university, all of the Aggie Development Corp.'s net revenue will be contributed to the...

  • European Central Bank in database security breach

    BERLIN (AP) — The European Central Bank says contact data have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it's stressing that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised. The Frankfurt-based central bank for the 18 nations that share the euro said...

  • UN agency rankings of humanity's progress

    In its annual report on human development, the United Nations Development Program ranks 187 countries based on measures such as the health and longevity of their people, education and income, and personal security. Since 1990, those measures have been compiled into the agency's index of human...

  • LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. says its quarterly profit more than doubled as its mobile division ended three quarters of losses. The South Korean consumer electronics company said Thursday its net income for the April-June quarter was 411.8 billion won ($400 million), compared...

  • UN human development report faults inequality

    TOKYO (AP) — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United Nations said Thursday in its...

  • European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

    BERLIN (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Lufthansa and Air Berlin extended their cancelations through Thursday and Air France said it was suspending its...

  • South Korea unveils stimulus after ferry sinking

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government unveiled stimulus plans Thursday after the shock of a deadly ferry sinking slowed economic growth to the lowest level in three quarters. The finance ministry said government spending would increase by 11.7 trillion won ($11.4 billion)....

  • Farm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America. The White House is announcing the money Thursday as part of a rural conference it is holding this week. Colorado-based CoBank is part of a network of banks that...

  • New Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percent

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate to 3.5 percent but signaled a pause in its program of rate hikes. The announcement prompted a sharp drop in the New Zealand dollar, which was trading down nearly 1 percent at $0.8625. New Zealand has...

  • China factory index at 18-month high in July

    HONG KONG (AP) — China's manufacturing rose in July to its highest level in 18 months, in a sign that mini-stimulus measures to shore up growth in the world's No. 2 economy have taken hold. The preliminary HSBC purchasing managers' index rose to 52.0 in July from 50.7 in June on a 100-point...

  • Manhattan Moment: Professional licenses, not taxes, are the biggest barriers to small business creation

    What is the biggest challenge faced by small businesses today? Surprisingly the answer is not high taxes — it is professional licensing requirements.

  • The fight in Congress that has Democrats defending big business

    In the battle to renew the Export-Import Bank, Senate Democrats are lining up behind the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, while many Republicans are in sympathy with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the iconic foe of crony capitalism.

  • Billionaire Obama adviser: Punish companies that ignore climate change

    The climate change debate took a sharp left turn on Tuesday when several former cabinet secretaries, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a key Wall Street donor to environmental causes said companies that don't buy into global warming should be punished and penalized.

  • Oops: Here's who wound up with half a million dollars in federal money

    Nearly $500,000 in Indiana venture capital funds wound up going to a startup business headed by the very man whose firm had been hired by Indiana to manage the venture capital fund.



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