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  • Second recreational marijuana shop to open in Manitou Springs

    The tight-knit Manitou Springs community coupled with the streams of tourists that pass through for the Incline, Pikes Peak and small mountain-town relaxation make the city a prime spot for a new recreational marijuana shop, a spokeswoman for an emerging business says. Owners of Emerald Fields, a Glendale recreational marijuana shop, plan to...

  • US stocks slip a day after Nasdaq passes 5,000 milestone

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are moving lower in midday trading, pulling the Nasdaq composite index back below 5,000. The decline Tuesday came a day after the Nasdaq closed above that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago. The Nasdaq was down 47 points, or 0.9 percent, at 4,960 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern. The...

  • Popeyes CEO on rivals, why deep-fried wins on menus

    NEW YORK (AP) — Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder isn't shy about sharing her opinion of competitors' chicken. The 58-year-old executive's frankness isn't surprising considering Popeyes turnaround during her tenure represents a vindication of sorts. In her upcoming book, Bachelder recounts a low point in her career when she was serving as president...

  • Traffic rises but key revenue figure falls at Delta

    ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. said Tuesday that a key revenue measure fell 1.5 percent in February mostly because the strong dollar reduced the value of international ticket sales. The figure is revenue for each seat flown one mile. It rises when airlines fill more seats or charge higher average fares. Atlanta-based Delta said that...

  • Best Buy hikes shareholder dividend, offers one-time payment

    Best Buy Co. raised its quarterly dividend 21 percent and plans to give shareholders an additional one-time payment after the nation's largest electronics chain reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit. The Minneapolis-based company said it will raise its cash dividend to 23 cents per share from 19 cents, and it will pay...

  • Meat distributor sued after worker killed in running blender

    OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — The family of a cleaning worker who was killed when he fell into a running industrial meat blender at an Oregon plant is suing the meat distributor for $5 million. The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/dCMPuF ) that the lawsuit filed last week in Clackamas County Circuit Court accused Interstate Meat Distributors of...

  • US safety agency probes Pierce fire truck steering problems

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports of steering problems that could affect up to 1,500 Pierce fire trucks nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers trucks made since the 2004 model year. The agency says it received a complaint in January from a fire department that a...

  • US stocks ease in early trading, Nasdaq below 5,000 points

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower, pulling the Nasdaq composite back below 5,000 points. Offshore drilling company Nabors sank 1.5 percent in early trading Tuesday after reporting earnings and revenue that fell well short of what analysts were looking for. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 41 points, or 0.2 percent,...

  • Primoris Services misses Street 4Q forecasts

    DALLAS (AP) — Primoris Services Corp. (PRIM) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $8.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Dallas-based company said it had net income of 17 cents. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents...

  • Beauty magnate's Maine estate sold to veterans nonprofit

    ROME, Maine (AP) — The former Maine summer home of beauty magnate Elizabeth Arden has been purchased by a nonprofit dedicated to disabled veterans. The Travis Mills Foundation announced the purchase Tuesday. The foundation says it intends to make extensive renovations to the property and convert it into the nation's first fully accessible,...

  • Navistar reports 1Q loss

    LISLE, Ill. (AP) — Navistar International Corp. (NAV) on Tuesday reported a loss of $42 million in its fiscal first quarter. The Lisle, Illinois-based company said it had a loss of 52 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.10 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of...

  • Insys Therapeutics tops 4Q revenue forecasts

    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Insys Therapeutics Inc. (INSY) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $9.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Chandler, Arizona-based company said it had net income of 25 cents. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense, were 53 cents per share. The specialty pharmaceutical company posted revenue of $66.5...

  • Dick's beats Street 4Q forecasts

    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $155.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Coraopolis, Pennsylvania-based company said it had profit of $1.30. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was...

  • AutoZone tops Street 2Q forecasts

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — AutoZone Inc. (AZO) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $211.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Memphis, Tennessee-based company said it had net income of $6.51. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of...

  • Best Buy beats 4Q profit forecasts

    RICHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Best Buy Co. (BBY) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $519 million. On a per-share basis, the Richfield, Minnesota-based company said it had net income of $1.46. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.48 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average...

  • Global stocks limp after Nasdaq milestone, China in focus

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a milestone for the Nasdaq, as investors looked ahead to the release of China's growth target. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 was flat at 4,915.77, as was Germany's DAX, which traded at 11,408.47. Britain's FTSE 100 edged down 0.1 percent to 6,933.63. U.S. shares were set to...

  • Springleaf buying OneMain Financial for $4.25 billion

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Personal finance company Springleaf Holdings is buying Citigroup's OneMain Financial for $4.25 billion. OneMain Financial Holdings Inc. of Baltimore provides personal loans and has more than 1,100 neighborhood branches across 43 states. The Citigroup subsidiary, originally founded as Commercial Credit, has about 5,600...

  • Japan negotiator: TPP trade deal with US do-able by spring

    TOKYO (AP) — A senior Japanese trade negotiator says a deal with the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring. Hiroshi Oe, a deputy chief trade negotiator for Japan, said talks with the U.S. toward forging the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, have made progress. He said he expected the two sides...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    Realtor Jean Wheaton of Re/Max Properties Inc. in Monument has qualified for the Re/Max Diamond Award Club for 2014. Fewer than half of 1 percent of the Re/Max network received the honor last year. The award recognizes agents whose gross commission is at least $1 million. Wheaton has been an agent with the company for 13 years. get More,...

  • New vehicle registrations in El Paso County hit the slow lane in February

    After hitting a 10-year high last year, the automobile and truck market in El Paso County has gone into reverse. According to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office, the number of new vehicles registered in the county last month fell 15.4 percent from February 2014 to 1,662. It marks the third decline in the past four months and the...

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