Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market

NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges.

Home sales strong in first quarter

First-quarter residential real estate sales in Santa Fe County remained strong — ending March with 382 residential sales, an increase of 15 percent from a year earlier and the highest sales volume to start the year since 2007.