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  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe. A group backed by companies growing the crops counters with ads playing heavily on the airwaves that urge...

  • SpaceX capsule splashes down in Pacific

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX capsule loaded with space station experiments is back on Earth. The unmanned Dragon capsule parachuted into the Pacific, west of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, on Saturday. It departed the International Space Station earlier in the day with 3,300 pounds of gear...

  • Gold nugget found in California finds secret buyer

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the largest gold nuggets in modern times pulled from Northern California's Gold Country has sold to a secret buyer. The new owner of the so-called Butte Nugget and its exact price will both remain mysteries at the buyer's request, the San Francisco...

  • How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help. The popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze the vast amounts of data we put online...

  • US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday. Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and...

  • Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pause

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors. Nine days ago, after a series of sharp sell-offs, the Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 7.4 percent from its September record as fears of a global economic slowdown intensified. Stocks have surged back this...

  • Colorado Springs recycling nonprofit joins national network

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Since its founding in 2009, Blue Star Recyclers of Colorado Springs has operated as a social enterprise - a nonprofit that employs for-profit business practices but creates a positive social impact. In Blue Star's case, it hires people with autism and other disabilities. Now, Blue...

  • Colorado Springs company lays off 105 workers

    By Wayne Heilman 
and rich laden The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Diamond Wire Material Technologies, a diamond wire cutting business in Colorado Springs, laid off 105 employees - about a third of its workforce - Friday, the result of one of its prime customers filing for bankruptcy this month. Employment and production at the Diamond Wire operation...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Heather Whitworth has been hired as finance officer for the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs and will be responsible for the financial operations of the nonprofit and its three affiliate organizations. Whitworth worked for The Resource Exchange for 13 years, including nine as...

  • Nevada puts stop to ridesharing Uber for now

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn't take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is set for Nov. 6. The state's attorney general sought the...

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