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  • The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies. Last year, the median pay for women CEOs rose to $15.9 million, a 21 percent gain from a year earlier, according to a study by...

  • China stocks seesaw, investors jittery after big tumble

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks seesawed on Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off while other world benchmarks were uneven, as European shares slumped while Asian indexes finished higher. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks opened lower, with France's CAC 40...

  • Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach. The...

  • Republican Wyoming on board with federal sage grouse policy

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Many Republicans are wary of a large federal effort to protect the greater sage grouse — but not the Republican governor of Wyoming, the state with the biggest share of the birds and more energy development in their habitat than any other. Interior Secretary...

  • Colorado Springs cost of living falls to 2-year low

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 min ago

    What was bad for the energy industry in the first quarter was good for Colorado Springs. After hitting an 11-year high for all of last year, the cost of living in Colorado Springs fell in the first quarter to the lowest level in two years when compared with the national average,...

  • Oklahoma-based bank's acquisition brings it into Colorado Springs, Denver

    By Paul Monies The Oklahoman -
    Updated: 19 min ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Bank SNB - with locations in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas - will expand its footprint into Colorado with its parent company's $41.7 million acquisition of First Commercial Bank. Stillwater-based Southwest Bancorp Inc. said Wednesday it entered into a cash and stock...

  • Washington farmers are dumping unprofitable apples

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A record crop of apples, coupled with the West Coast port slowdown earlier this year, is taking a toll on Washington apple growers. Nearly $100 million worth of apples that cannot be sold have been dumped into fields across central Washington, the nation's most...

  • Hastert indictment offers few clues about alleged misconduct

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Illinois Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct." But it...

  • For failed Atlantic City loan program, big promises fizzled

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The former chief executive of a Tennessee financial firm that was purchased by a group seeking to run a loan program in Atlantic City says he was never told of those plans. Jim Thigpen says investor W. Wesley Drummon boasted of a business plan that involved...

  • US economy likely shrank in 1st quarter but rebound expected

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A brutal winter, plunging investment by energy companies and a widening trade gap likely combined to shrink the U.S. economy at the start of the year. But the slump is expected to prove short-lived. The government on Friday will issue its second of three estimates of...

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