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  • New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half dozen kids — that is, baby goats — that arrived last week at...

  • Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the frame can rust and a wheel control arm can...

  • Colorado Springs City Council divided about adding marijuana question to November ballot

    By Monica Mendoza and John Schroyer, The Gazette -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    It's anybody's guess whether the Colorado Springs City Council will put a question on the November ballot asking if residents want to allow recreational marijuana sales. Members of a nonprofit group, Every Vote Counts, will begin lobbying this month for City Council's support to put...

  • Christian broadcaster James Dobson of Colorado Springs wins health care injunction

    Associated Press -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DENVER — Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance. A federal judge in Denver issued the...

  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announcement Thursday that 8 million have...

  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are...

  • Venture investments highest since 2001

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday. Startup investments totaled $9.47 billion in the...

  • California cross-border airport clears key hurdle

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has reached agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. The agreement requires the investor...

  • PepsiCo's profit rises on snack sales, price hikes

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the company sold more snacks around the world and hiked prices, including on its drinks. The company, which also makes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Mountain Dew and Tropicana, said global snack volume rose 2...

  • Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business. The world's largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service Thursday that it says will cut fees for its low-income customers by up to 50 percent...

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