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  • Stocks mostly fall on Greece, China up on stimulus hope

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell on Friday amid concerns over Greece, while stocks in mainland China extended gains on expectations of further policy easing. KEEPING SCORE: European markets traded lower, with Britain's FTSE 100 down 0.7 percent at 7,008.19 and France's CAC 40 shedding 1.2 percent to 5,162.69....

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    Stanton L. Kensinger and C. Stuart Sloat of the Olive Real Estate Group in Colorado Springs were recently named 2014 CoStar Power Brokers by the CoStar Group Inc. The award recognizes the top commercial real estate brokerage firms and brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in their respective...

  • What the heck is Bubba's 33? It's coming to Colorado Springs

    Texas Roadhouse, a national restaurant chain that's enjoyed success for years with a location along Powers Boulevard, is bringing a new restaurant concept to the busy corridor on Colorado Springs' east side. Bubba's 33, which touts itself on Facebook as a "sports bar, American restaurant and pizza place," is under construction southeast of...

  • Tax breaks pave the way for two hangar projects at Colorado Springs Airport

    Construction crews are expected to begin building hangars at the Colorado Springs Airport this summer for Sierra Nevada Corp. and Rampart Aviation LLC, the first wave of development expected as a result of recently adopted tax breaks for projects on airport property. Denver-based H+L Architecture filed plans earlier this month with the city's...

  • China stocks up on stimulus hope, other markets subdued

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Stock markets in China and Hong Kong extended gains on Friday on expectations of further policy easing, but other stock markets in the region were subdued. KEEPING SCORE: Shanghai Composite index gained 1.1 percent to 4,241.57 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.3 percent to 27,821.62. South Korea's Kospi inched up 0.1...

  • Steve Wynn caught in middle of ex-wife, board proxy fight

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elaine Wynn said Thursday she has her ex-husband Steve Wynn's endorsement in her battle to remain on the board of the casino-hotel company they co-founded. Elaine Wynn cited statements the Wynn Resorts Ltd. CEO made on Charlie Rose's interview show this week that he didn't agree with the board's decision not to re-nominate...

  • Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and personal relationship" with an airline industry lobbyist. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said Shelley Rubino, a vice president for global...

  • Court monitor: Apple antitrust cooperation has 'declined'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc.'s cooperation with efforts to improve its compliance with antitrust laws after a federal judge concluded it colluded with electronic book publishers to raise prices five years ago took on an "adversarial tone" recently, a court-appointed monitor says. The monitor, Michael Bromwich, said in a report made public...

  • Airline flight delayed when snoring passenger poked with pen

    CHICAGO (AP) — A passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Manchester, New Hampshire, was removed after allegedly poking a snoring passenger with a pen. Airline officials say the woman was removed Thursday for "causing a disturbance." The Chicago Fire Department was called to evaluate the man. Southwest spokeswoman Brandy...

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  • Yahoo chooses to stay with Microsoft in updated search deal

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented. An agreement announced Thursday extends a search partnership that Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. forged in 2009 while they were being led by different CEOs. Current Yahoo CEO...

  • Ex-JPMorgan banker charged with stealing $20M from clients

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former JPMorgan Chase & Co. banker was arrested Thursday on charges he stole $20 million from clients over a four-year period, using some of the money to make personal investments and pay a home loan. Bail was set for Michael Oppenheim, 48, of Livingston, New Jersey, at $1 million by a magistrate judge who also required home...

  • Top US lawmakers strike deal to fast-track trade deals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional lawmakers struck a long-sought, bipartisan agreement Thursday for the broadest trade policy pact in years, allowing President Barack Obama to negotiate trade accords for Congress' review and move forward with talks on a sweeping partnership with Pacific nations. Obama quickly said he will sign the bill if...

  • Why your rent will rise again this year

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again. Renting has gotten increasingly expensive over the last five years. The average U.S. rent has climbed 14 percent to $1,124 since 2010, according to commercial property tracker Reis Inc. That's four percentage points faster than inflation, and more than double the rise...

  • Greece finance minister vows compromise in loan talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis promised Thursday to compromise in negotiations over the next installment of a bailout loan that would prevent a default on the country's debts. Yet Varoufakis also denounced some of the reforms demanded by the country's European creditors, suggesting the two sides remain far apart....

  • American Express tops 1Q profit forecasts

    NEW YORK (AP) — American Express posted a 6 percent increase in profits for the first quarter, but the company's results took a hit from a stronger U.S. dollar. Here's a breakdown of AmEx's results: DOLLAR ISSUES: American Express had a decline in revenue in the quarter, and most of the decline can be attributed to a stronger dollar. A...

  • Christie: Pension dispute a state budget matter, not court

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his plan to lower contributions to public employee pension funds is a state budget matter and no business of the courts. The Christie administration make that argument in its latest filing Thursday in a lawsuit over his plans for the state to make lower contributions than what is outlined in a 2011 law....

  • Coming to the Kentucky Derby? Leave selfie sticks at home

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — For the 160,000 people crammed into Churchill Downs on Derby Day, picture-taking can run neck-and-neck with betting and sipping mint juleps amid a winning field of photo opportunities: sleek racehorses, daring fashion statements, celebrities and the twin spires. But this year, they'd better not use selfie sticks....

  • IRS says prominent Texas businessman, late brother owe $3B

    DALLAS (AP) — The IRS wants $3.2 billion to cover back taxes that it says are owed by a prominent Texas businessman and his late brother who the IRS says hid income by setting up overseas trust funds. The Internal Revenue Service detailed its claim in documents filed Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas. It seeks to recover more than...

  • Work plan possibly ignored in accident that killed family

    BONNEY LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Officials in the Washington city where a concrete slab fell from an overpass and killed a young family in a pickup below say they would've closed the roadway if they had known heavy work was being performed on the structure. John Woodcock, chief engineer for Bonney Lake, told KING-TV (http://is.gd/Clcl28) that the...

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