Christmas proposal memorable

Christmas 1981 was easily the best one ever for me. It was the Christmas that I proposed to my bride. I wanted to ask her that Christmas but every time I thought about it I got the shakes and cold feet. Then one day in early December, while I was back in Portales for the […]

Warren Buffett buying BNSF

NEW YORK (AP) — Making a $34 billion bet on the future of the U.S. economy, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Tuesday agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. “Berkshire’s $34 billion investment in BNSF is a huge bet on that company, CEO Matt Rose and his team, and the railroad industry,” Buffett […]

Residents wary of price drop

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Master Sgt. Ed Hugo said his friends used to laugh at him for driving a four-cylinder car, but when the gas prices went up and he was getting 37 miles per gallon, it was his turn to laugh. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Master Sgt. Ed Hugo said his […]

Food market investments helpful, risky

Freedom New Mexico The New York Times reports that in light of the world food crisis, large private investment funds around the world are going beyond placing bets on agricultural commodities like corn, wheat, soybeans and the like. Several are buying farmland, fertilizer, grain elevators, barges and ships. They figure that although the current run-up […]