Economy

PMN awards $500,000 for community projects

Organizations looking for new ways to vitalize their communities have a new opportunity available. The PNM Fund of the PNM Resources Foundation has created a new grant program, PNM Power Up Grants.

Workforce Solutions helps community find jobs

Workforce Solutions Upper Rio Grande will be hosting its Job-A-Thon this Wednesday, April 2nd, from 10 am to 7 pm.

Two companies will close, lay off employees

Two businesses in El Paso will close their doors. United Blood Systems Inc., will close on April 11. The call center in Tempe, AZ will be expanding their facility and taking over operations.

UMC foundation receives $15,000 grant

University Medical Center Foundation received a $15,000 grant from the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation to support the “Sobreviviendo El Cancer/Surviving Cancer” program.

Biofuel Company to receive grant funds to expand production

Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Doug O’Brien today announced that USDA is making nearly $60 million in payments to 195 producers to support the production of advanced biofuel.

New grants will help improve water challenges

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will make $6 million in grants available this year, and up to $30 million total over the next five years as part of a new initia

Green home improvements can save you cash

During this time of the year, many homeowners plan big home improvement projects for the spring.

Gallego hosts tax assistance workshop

U.S. Representative Pete P. Gallego will host a tax assistance workshop Saturday, February 15 from 10am - 1pm at 11100 Santos Sanchez St, Socorro.

Free tax assistance workshop in Socorro

U.S. Representative Pete P. Gallego (D-Alpine) will host a tax assistance workshop Saturday, February 15 in Socorro. Constituents can have their 2013 Federal Tax return filed by Coalition for Family Economic Progress.

AARP Foundation free tax preparation sites

The AARP Foundation will be offering free tax preparation at different senior centers throughout El Paso. The services are free and open to individuals of any age with low to moderate income.

Texas prepaid tuition program deadline approaches

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds Texas families to enroll their children in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. The current enrollment period for the state’s prepaid college tuition program ends Feb. 28.

NMSU scholarship deadline set for March 3

The deadline for New Mexico State University students to apply for scholarships is quickly approaching.

Stocks drop as investors sweat earnings

 Stocks slid Thursday as investors worried about corporate earnings. The Dow dropped more than 180 points and declined for the third day in a row, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finished lower.

Restaurant opening second location downtown

Another El Paso restaurant is hoping to bank on the El Paso Chihuahuas opening next spring. El Luchador Taqueria and Bar, 1613 N. Zaragoza, is opening a second location in Union Plaza downtown.

Target confirms PIN data was stolen in breach

Target confirmed Friday that debit card PIN data was stolen in its recent massive breach, reversing its earlier stance that the codes were not part of the hack.