Stocks open mostly lower, led by declines in energy sector

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening mostly lower, led by declines in energy stocks as the price of oil turns lower.

Consol Energy sank 4 percent in early trading Friday.

The Dow Jones industrial average...

Ohio stocks holiday liquor products as record year expected

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says it's taken extra steps to stock widely varied brands and packaging at state liquor stores for the holidays.

The Ohio Department of Commerce's Division of Liquor Control...

Produce in Costco salad linked to E. coli is being recalled

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal officials say a business is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in...

Supermarket union reaches deal with big chains

By: Wayne Heilman

A union representing workers at Colorado's three largest grocery chains has reached agreement on a new contract with Albertsons, King Soopers and Safeway with ratification votes scheduled through Dec. 10.


Big chains surrender spotlight to local small businesses on Saturday

By: Wayne Heilman

Jennifer Farnes and two retail neighbors are hoping that their participation in Small Business Saturday will help potential customers find them since they have little visibility from either Powers or Stetson Hills...

Colorado Springs City Council vote paves way for South Nevada development


A stretch of South Nevada Avenue filled with used-car lots, pawnshops, aging motels and deteriorating buildings was declared an urban renewal site Tuesday by the Colorado Springs City Council.

The move is...

Holiday shoppers get a head start on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now Thanksgiving Day is the new tradition for some shoppers.

Macy's officials said about 15,000 people were at the 6 p.m. opening...

Feds: California farm recalls produce used in Costco chicken salad linked to E. coli outbreak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Feds: California farm recalls produce used in Costco chicken salad linked to E. coli outbreak.