Activity in fed funds—used by banks and government-backed lenders to exchange cash reserves parked at the Fed—surged throughout the past year when the central bank raised interest rates at the fastest pace in decades.
Employers in leisure and hospitality led January’s job growth, as restaurants, bars and hotels hired at a robust pace. Healthcare organizations snapped up workers last month to fill roles at doctors’ offices and outpatient facilities.
(THE CONVERSATION) - It’s a case of déjà vu all over again on the debt ceiling debate. Republicans, who regained control of the House of Representatives in November 2022, are threatening to not allow an increase in the debt limit unless they get unspecified spending cuts in return. In so doing, they risk pushing the U.S. government into default. [...]
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(THE CONVERSATION) - Scientists have known for years that unhealthy diets – particularly those that are high in fat and sugar – may cause detrimental changes to the brain and lead to cognitive impairment. Many factors that contribute to cognitive decline are out of a person’s control, such as genetics and socioeconomic factors. But ongoing research increasin […]
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(THE CONVERSATION) - Australians love to gamble. It’s often said that if they could, they would bet on two flies crawling up a wall. The Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge were funded, in part, by government lotteries. It’s only been five years since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal law that essentially banned sports betting in most stat […]
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(STACKER) - Stacker compiled a list of the most common birds seen near feeders in New Mexico using data from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch. Birds are ranked by the percent of sites visited from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6. Ties are broken by the average group size when seen, any further ties were not [...]
(THE CONVERSATION) - The microbes living in your food can affect your risk of cancer. While some help your body fight cancer, others help tumors evolve and grow. Gut microbes can influence your cancer risk by changing how your cells behave. Many cancer-protective microbes support normal, cooperative behavior of cells. Meanwhile, cancer-inducing microbes unde […]
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Revel Entertainment Center was rumbled on Saturday night when local boxers stepped into the ring. New Mexico was the real winner of the night, as all four bouts were won by local products. The main event of the evening featured fan-favorite Matthew "Diamond Boy" Griego and Puerto Rico native Bryan Aquino. [...]
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It seemed like everything was falling early for the Lobo women's basketball team on Saturday. UNM built an early lead thanks to 71% shooting, and the Lobos were able to hold on for a 83-78 win. For the third consecutive game, at least four Lobos scored in double-figures. Aniyah Augmon and Paul [...]
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Saturday, February 4, legislators are set to debate a contentious topic fundamental to lawsuits against some public officials. Today, they'll discuss qualified immunity. Currently, New Mexico prohibits using qualified immunity as a legal defense in civil rights cases. In 2021, legislators created the New Mexico Civil Rights Act, […]