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    Photographer Kyle Zimmerman jumping into real estate career
    The photography studio isn?t going away. But Kyle Zimmerman, the owner of Albuquerque?s Kyle Zimmerman Photography, has officially launched a new residential real estate career. ?It started in my mind about five years ago when I had dinner with a friend who is a photographer and real estate agent,? Zimmerman said. ?He said that it was cool to be able to fall back on real estate when things were slow.? The friend was Seth Jacob, an associate broker with Associated Mountain Realtors?

    Elon Musk ads a 'thank you,' says AED president
    The new Elon Musk digital ads that Albuquerque Economic Development Inc. is putting in three newspapers on the West Coast are part of a new strategy to spread the word about the city. The simple digital ad tells Elon Musk, who is the CEO of Tesla Motors, to ?Click Here.? The idea is to get anyone named Elon Musk, and anyone not named Elon Musk, to click on it. Gary Tonjes, the president of AED, said the ads are more of a thank you to Musk for giving Albuquerque a shot at becoming the home to?

    Santa Fe Southern Railway ceases passenger service
    The Santa Fe Southern Railway has suspended all passenger service in Santa Fe. The luxury excursion service took passengers to and from the Santa Fe Railyards. Recently, the company signed an agreement with X Train Holdings Corp. of Las Vegas, Nevada, for X Train to run an innovative luxury service on the company?s trains. Karl Ziebarth, the chairman of the board of directors for SFSR, said on Tuesday that the company was notified on Friday that X Train would no longer run passenger service. ?We?

    New report highlights New Mexico's aging workforce
    A new report released by New Mexico Voices for Children highlights the state's low workforce participation rate among younger workers. According to the report, over 60 percent of New Mexico workers are in the 25 to 54 age group, almost 25 percent are older than 55 and around 15 percent are 16 to 24. The percentage of the labor force aged older than 55 has increased dramatically over the last several decades, up nearly 15 percentage points from 1990. The unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds?

    New medical tenant nabs one of last available spaces in Winrock exterior
    Although Nordstrom Rack, Dave & Buster?s and Joe?s Crab Shack might generate more excitement, Winrock Town Center just signed a significant tenant to its roster. Uptown Park Dental signed a long-term lease at the Albuquerque development, marking the first medical user to decide to make the mall home. Uptown Park is part of the Family Dental Centers, which operate locations at Cottonwood Mall and in Santa Fe at the Santa Fe Place shopping center. There are two locations in Texas ? also in?

    Personal income in New Mexico climbs in Q2
    Total personal income in New Mexico grew by $1.1 billion in the second quarter, or 1.4 percent, marking the largest growth rate in at least a year, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Tuesday. The growth was led by significant earnings increases in several sectors, including management of companies and enterprises (2.62 percent); retail trade (2.12 percent) and health care and social assistance (2.1 percent). Net earnings in the state grew by $565 million; dividends, interest and rent?

    EcoPesticides opens new lab, hires director
    EcoPesticides International Inc., an Albuquerque-based company that received startup money from STC.UNM, announced today it's opening a new wet lab in Santa Fe and has hired a director for the laboratory. Katherine Rodgers, who was an served as an engineering and lab technician for xF Technologies in Albuquerque before joining EcoPesticides, will lead development on the new lab, the company said in a press release. EcoPesticides is currently developing microbial pesticide technologies to defend?

    Keenan and Associates changes name to Integrion
    Keenan and Associates, a third-party claims administration company, announced it's changing its name to Integrion Group. The company was founded in Albuquerque in 1965 by Michael Keenan. It has recently added medical case management and a catastrophic loss team and will soon be a adding a special investigation unit, Integrion said in a press release. In 2012, the company was bought by New Mexico Mutual. The company also unveiled a new logo and a new website, Want Albuquerque?

    Check out our most-read stories of the month for September
    September was an exciting month. From an IRS raid right across the street from our offices, to our two (count 'em, two) major awards ceremonies, we didn't have a dull moment. Click through to our slideshow to see which stories our readers were most excited about (hint: you guys love slideshows). We had a lot of great stories last month, and we'll keep bringing you great stories this month and every month. Keep reading and sharing, and maybe your favorite story will make the cut next month. Want?

    See which people have the highest salaries at UNM
    Today, we're publishing a searchable database of the UNM Salary Book. The database is taken from the UNM Sunshine Portal and presented here in an organized, searchable form. Salaries are displayed from highest salary down and can also be searched by name, job title, department or numerical salary figure. Click through to the accompanying slideshow to see the 25 highest-paid people at UNM. The highest salary listed in UNM's Salary Book is School of Medicine Dean Paul B. Roth, at $650,000. The top?