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  • A look at large coal ash spills in the US

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, called coal ash, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. The Obama announcement ended a six-year effort that began after a massive...

  • Minimum wage rising for Colorado workers starting Jan. 1

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    Colorado's minimum wage workers will get a 23-cent-an-hour raise starting Jan. 1, thanks to a state constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2006 that requires their pay to keep up with inflation. The minimum wage for workers who don't receive tips increases to $8.23 an hour,...

  • From UCCS to Microsoft: Alumnus shares his story of success with new grads

    By debbie kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    Hard work, the ability to learn from his mistakes and sheer gumption led one of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' most notable graduates to become one of Bill Gates' right-hand employees at Microsoft. Students who graduated from UCCS on Friday have the same ability to...

  • Iron Mountain reaches $44.5M settlement with US

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Information storage and management company Iron Mountain agreed to pay $44.5 million to settle allegations that the company overcharged federal agencies for record storage services, authorities announced Friday. U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said the...

  • FDA OKs Cubist antibiotic for serious infections

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved since May. Zerbaxa treats serious and resistant bacteria, such as E.coli, that can cause...

  • FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the sale of a packaged treatment called Viekira Pak...

  • Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service has averted a shutdown of some of the Grand Canyon's iconic hotels and mule rides by awarding a temporary contract for services at the canyon's South Rim. The one-year contract goes to Xanterra Parks & Resorts Inc., which has been...

  • Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and...

  • US regulators close small Minnesota bank

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have closed a small lender, the 18th bank failure in the U.S. this year after 24 closures in 2013. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over Northern Star Bank, based in Mankato, Minnesota. The bank operated two branches and...

  • Kocherlakota warns Fed of 'unacceptable' risk

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of three Fed officials who dissented in the Fed's policy decision this week is warning that the central bank is taking an "unacceptable" risk by not paying more attention to the dangers posed by low inflation. Narayana Kocherlakota, the president of the Fed's...

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