American Indian Jewelry
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque /ˈælbəˌkɜrki/ is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is the county seat of Bernalillo County, and it is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population was 555,417 as of the July 1, 2012 population estimate from the United States Census Bureau, and ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the U.S. The Albuquerque MSA has a population of 902,797 according to the United States Census Bureau's most recently available estimate for July 1, 2013. Albuquerque is the 59th-largest United States metropolitan area. The Albuquerque MSA population includes the city of Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corrales, Los Lunas, Belen, Bosque Farms, and forms part of the larger Albuquerque – Santa Fe – Las Vegas combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,163,964 as of the July 1, 2013 Census Bureau estimates.
Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico (UNM), Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), Presbyterian Health Services, and Petroglyph National Monument. The Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande flows through the city, north to south.
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Ruidoso New Mexico's Official Ruidoso Trading Post
RUIDOSO TRADING POST:
Located in the center of midtown you will find Ruidoso's most unique store. You won't believe you eyes! Over four thousand Sq Ft of the most unusual gifts and treasures to be found anywhere!
Specializing in Native American Jewelry, Kachinas, and Pottery. Largest bead shop in New Mexico featuring thousands of strands of genuine pearls. Turquoise of every size and color. Natural turquoise nuggets from $1.00 to $25,000.00.
Largest t-shirt shop in Ruidoso, Custom made or design your own. Eclectic Gems, Minerals, and Jewelry from all corners of the globe. Vintage signs, candles, and wind chimes, Something for everyone. Just walking thru this mini mall is entertainment in itself. Enjoy a soft drink from yesteryear or quench your hunger with an frozen treats. Eat your way thru Ruidoso newest candy store The Candy Post featuring old time vintage candies and sweets for all ages. See the largest bear in town and adopt a hand carved bear from Ruidoso. Dig in our barrel of tumbled stones or take home a grab bag of rocks or fossils. Gold pans and free gold maps. Visit the salt lamp room glowing with tranquility. These unusual Himalayan rock lamps alleviate ailments and disorders. They promote health and wellness and even cure snoring. They may have landed in Roswell but we have Aliens!! Something for everyone! Bring your cameras to the most photographed store in Ruidoso. Discover the land of enchantment at the Ruidoso Trading Post!
Located at the corner of Center and Sudderth St.
2553 Sudderth Dr. Ruidoso, NM. 88345
During summer 7 days a week 10:00 to 5:00
Albuquerque, New Mexico | Wikipedia audio article
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
00:02:42 1 Etymology
00:03:31 2 History
00:13:13 3 Geography
00:15:16 3.1 Geology
00:17:54 3.2 Cityscape
00:18:03 3.2.1 Quadrants
00:18:33 22.214.171.124 Northeast Quadrant
00:19:42 126.96.36.199 Northwest Quadrant
00:20:56 188.8.131.52 Southeast Quadrant
00:21:41 184.108.40.206 Southwest Quadrant
00:23:06 3.3 Climate
00:26:53 3.4 Hydrology
00:29:23 4 Demographics
00:32:21 4.1 Religion
00:33:47 5 Arts and culture
00:34:20 5.1 Points of interest
00:35:30 5.2 International Balloon Fiesta
00:35:59 5.3 Architecture
00:38:10 5.4 Parks and recreation
00:39:00 6 Sports
00:40:13 7 Government and politics
00:41:50 7.1 Police department
00:43:55 8 Economy
00:46:02 9 Education
00:48:33 10 Infrastructure
00:48:42 10.1 Transportation
00:48:51 10.1.1 Main highways
00:52:30 10.1.2 Bridges
00:53:21 10.1.3 Rail
00:53:39 10.1.4 Freight service
00:54:07 10.1.5 Intercity rail
00:54:27 10.1.6 Commuter rail
00:55:16 10.1.7 Local mass transit
00:57:21 10.1.8 Bicycle transit
00:58:00 10.1.9 Walkability
00:58:17 10.1.10 Airports
00:58:58 10.2 Utilities
00:59:06 10.2.1 Energy
00:59:35 10.2.2 Sanitation
01:00:01 10.3 Healthcare
01:00:53 11 Media
01:01:20 11.1 In popular culture
01:01:29 11.1.1 In film
01:02:49 11.1.2 In music
01:03:31 11.1.3 In television
01:04:20 12 Notable people
01:04:29 13 Sister cities and twin towns
01:05:22 14 See also
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Albuquerque ( (listen) AL-bə-kur-kee; Navajo: Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil [pèːʔèltíːl tɑ̀xsɪ̀nɪ̀l]; Eastern Keres: Arawageeki; Jemez: Vakêêke; Zuni: Alo:ke:k'ya ;Jicarilla Apache: Gołgéeki'yé) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico and the 32nd-most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated population of 558,545 in 2017. Albuquerque is the principal city of the Albuquerque metropolitan area which has 910,726 residents as of July 2017. Albuquerque's MSA is the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. The Albuquerque MSA population includes the cities of Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corrales, Los Lunas, Belen, Bosque Farms, and forms part of the larger Albuquerque–Santa Fe–Las Vegas combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,171,991 in 2016.
The city was named in honor of Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 10th Duke of Alburquerque who was Viceroy of New Spain from 1702 to 1711. The growing village was named by provincial governor, Francisco Cuervo y Valdés. The Duke's title referred to the Spanish town of Alburquerque, in the province of Badajoz, near the border with Portugal.
Albuquerque serves as the county seat of Bernalillo County, and is situated in the north central part of the state. The Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande flows through the city. Albuquerque has one of the highest elevations of any major city in the U.S. with ranges from 4,900 feet (1,490 m) above sea level near the Rio Grande to over 6,700 feet (1,950 m) in the foothill areas of Sandia Heights and Glenwood Hills.
Albuquerque is home to institutions and monuments such as Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, the University of New Mexico, Central New Mexico Community College, Presbyterian Medical Services, Presbyterian Health Services, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque Biological Park, and the Petroglyph National Monument. The city is the location of the New Mexico Technology Corridor, a concentration of high-tech private companies and government institutions. Albuquerque is also the home of the International Balloon Fiesta, the world's largest such gathering of hot-air balloons from around the globe, taking place every October.
Credit Card Reform After the Financial Crisis: Rio Rancho Town Hall, New Mexico
The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 or Credit CARD Act of 2009 is a federal statute passed by the United States Congress and signed by President Barack Obama on May 22, 2009. It is comprehensive credit card reform legislation that aims ...to establish fair and transparent practices relating to the extension of credit under an open end consumer credit plan, and for other purposes. The bill was passed with bipartisan support by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights was introduced in the 110th Congress as H.R. 5244 in the House of Representatives by Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York and the chair of the House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. The bill had passed 312 to 112 but was never given a vote in the Senate.
In the 111th United States Congress the bill was reintroduced as H.R. 627 and on April 30, 2009, the House passed it, with a strong bipartisan basis, with 357 yes votes to 70 no votes. The Senate followed suit and passed an amended version on May 19 with 90 yes votes and 5 no votes. The House passed the amended bill the next day by a vote of 279 to 147 and it was signed into law by President Barack Obama on May 22, 2009.
The bill went into effect on February 22, 2010, nine months after it was enacted.
The Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights includes several provisions aimed at limiting how credit card companies can charge consumers but does not include price controls, rate caps, or fee settings.
Gun rights advocates in the Senate, led by Tom Coburn (R-Okla) added an unrelated rider to the bill to prevent the Secretary of the Interior from enforcing any regulation that would prohibit an individual from possessing a firearm in any unit of the National Park System or the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Senate passed the amendment 67-29.
This amendment overturns a Reagan-era policy prohibiting firearms from being carried in national parks. The George W. Bush administration had attempted to implement a similar policy through the rulemaking process just before leaving office, but the change was struck down by a federal judge. The provision has been heavily criticized by environmentalists, anti-gun groups, and park supporters, including the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, but it was applauded by gun rights groups.
The act was not expected to affect existing credit card contracts. However, the act that was passed applies to contracts made in the past by setting an effective date of February 22, 2010, which gave banks time to prepare and notify their customers. While it is a common criticism that the CARD Act led banks to raise interest rates and limit credit availability in response to its passage, studies by CardHub.com and the Center for Responsible Lending revealed that such trends were merely the result of economic pressures typical of a recession and not the law. Actually, according to these studies, historical economic data shows that the interest rate increase and decline in available credit seen during the Great Recession should have been worse considering the widespread unemployment, credit card delinquency and credit card charge-offs.
In a speech on the one-year anniversary of the CARD Act, Special Adviser Elizabeth Warren said that much of the [credit card] industry has gone further than the law requires in curbing re-pricing and overlimit fees. However, she said there was still much work to be done, that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's next challenges will be about further clarifying price and risks and making it easier for consumers to make direct product comparisons.
In 2012, many stay-at-home mothers complained that because they have no individual income, the act prevents them from acquiring credit cards without their husbands' permission. As of September 21, 2012, the CFPB announced that they would be making the change due to a petition on Change.org.
The bill was cosponsored by House Financial Services Committee chair Barney Frank and Representatives Maxine Waters, Luis Gutiérrez, Stephen Lynch, Keith Ellison, Steve Cohen, Chaka Fattah, Maurice Hinchey, Jim Langevin, Jerrold Nadler, Carol Shea-Porter, Hilda Solis, Peter Welch, Albert Wynn, Peter DeFazio, Charles Gonzalez, Gene Taylor, David Obey, Mazie Hirono, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Nancy Boyda, John Dingell, Corrine Brown, Bennie Thompson, Alcee Hastings, Yvette Clark, Jesse Jackson, Danny Davis, Kirsten Gillibrand, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Diane Watson, Michael Arcuri, Eliot Engel, John Tierney, Chris Van Hollen, George Miller, Jim Moran, Anthony Weiner, Neil Abercrombie, and Jan Schakowsky.