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  • Gas ready to drop below $3 for 1st time in 4 years

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The average price of gasoline in the U.S. hit $3 a gallon Friday, and should soon drop below the benchmark for the first time since December 2010. The price at the pump fell 33 cents in October, thanks mainly to plunging oil prices, according to AAA. Many exuberant...

  • Colorado Springs unemployment, job growth figures give mixed signals -- but are they right?

    By Wayne Heilman -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    At first blush, the latest job numbers for the Colorado Springs area seem alarming. While the local unemployment rate in September fell to a six-year low of 5.8 percent, which is good news, the drop was the product of a 2,000-person decline in the labor force between August and...

  • Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides.

  • Police search Boeing plant; no armed man found

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Police in Everett, Washington, say they have searched a portion of a Boeing aircraft plant after two employees reported seeing what appeared to be an armed man, but officers found nothing to substantiate the reports. More than two hours after the 7 p.m. reports...

  • Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report


    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dollar continued to strengthen after the Fed signaled a rate hike earlier this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.7 percent to...

  • Rivals gear up for next round of Tenn. whiskey war

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them. Jack Daniel's...

  • Judge approves California city's bankruptcy plan

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Thursday approved a plan that allows Stockton to leave bankruptcy protection by eliminating more than $2 billion in long-term debt payments without touching the city's pension obligations. The ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein...

  • Kum & Go chain settles disabilities lawsuit

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Kum & Go convenience store chain agreed Thursday to spend millions of dollars to make changes at more than 400 stores in 11 states to settle a lawsuit that claimed its gas stations failed to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The class-action...

  • Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces...

  • Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) —'s low prices and seemingly endless array of goods have made it the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 percent of all e-commerce. The company is projected to have over $89 billion in revenue this year. Its massive success has driven other...