• Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress return from July Fourth fireworks and parades Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. The funding fight is shaping up as a major partisan brawl against the backdrop...

  • Some Hamptons villages seek limits on new construction

    Updated: 32 min ago

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Mansions are as synonymous with the Hamptons as cocktail parties, manicured lawns and white sandy beaches. But some in tony villages on eastern Long Island are looking to slow down, or even stop, a growing trend of building ever-larger homes on small lots in...

  • Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man had used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. But after Jeremy Alcede lost ownership of his store in bankruptcy, a judge declared the business's...

  • Traders recall the 'rush' and 'roar' as famed pits close

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him. That roar...

  • Colorado drive-in theaters offer summer nights of nostalgia

    By Amanda Hancock amanda.hancock@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PUEBLO - It won't be dark for a couple of hours, so Chuck and Marianne James lean against their red pickup parked behind the snack shop and poke at a tray of fried chicken and french fries. They feed crumbs to their two dogs, who saunter in and out of the front seat, and watch as the...

  • Farmers eager for drones, but most can't legally fly them

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Farmers are eager for drone technology. The small, relatively inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles could replace humans in a variety of ways around large farms, such as transmitting detailed information about crops, directing farmers to problem spots and cutting...

  • New spa in Manitou Springs will showcase the city's historic mineral waters

    By rich laden - the gazette
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Manitou Springs' history runs deep below the city in the form of bubbling mineral springs, which were embraced first by Native Americans and later health seekers who believed in the healing power of the waters. - When the SunWater Spa fully opens in a few weeks in Manitou, it will tap...

  • Financial independence a balance of resources, spending

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    As we celebrate our country's independence, it's a good time to think through aspects of financial independence. Many people, when asked when they want to retire and what they want retirement to look like, will respond that they love to work and be active. They don't want to retire,...

  • MONEY & THE LAW: Marriage has huge financial and legal consequences

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    As you by now know (unless, say, you've been in a coma for the last two weeks), on June 26 the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that states must allow same-sex marriages and must honor same-sex marriages performed in another state. Although the legal analysis behind this...

  • Colorado Springs area business events starting July 5, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    MONDAY Colorado Springs Wedding and Event Vendors Networking Group - 9-10:30 a.m., Rocky Mountain Calvary, 4285 N. Academy Blvd., $60 for a year; Annie, 570-0761, tinyurl.com/mynxh83. Pikes Peak Workforce Center - Intro to PPWFC Orientation, 10 a.m.-noon, Citizens Service Center,...

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