• No trade breakthrough expected with Japan during Abe visit

    Updated: 38 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington next week comes amid heightened attention in Congress to an Asia-Pacific trade deal that has created a deep rift between President Barack Obama and members of his Democratic Party and whose central feature is...

  • Oil, gas, power, prices: big themes from energy meeting

    Updated: 38 min ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — In the year since the energy industry last gathered for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming. A chastened parade of energy executives, analysts, academics and government officials from several...

  • North Dakota, Colorado allowed to join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rules

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal court has allowed North Dakota and Colorado to intervene with Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging new rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land. The Obama administration announced in March that it will require companies that drill on federal lands to...

  • Midwest pheasant producers are anxious as bird flu spreads

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Bill MacFarlane has been anxious since a case of a deadly bird flu strain was recently confirmed in domestic poultry just 50 miles from his southern Wisconsin farm, the largest pheasant operation in North America that supplies 1.8 million birds each year to the...

  • Mylan makes official bid for Perrigo in generic drug contest

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Generic drugmaker Mylan is making official its offer for over-the-counter medicines maker Perrigo as it remains at the center of a three-way battle: Mylan wants to buy Perrigo, while a larger rival wants to buy Mylan. Perrigo has already rejected Mylan's offer and...

  • Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging. The combined company would have created an Internet and TV behemoth with unprecedented power over what Americans download and watch. It would have...

  • Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics shares plunge as company faces increased competition

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Spectranetics Corp. shares plunged on record trading volume Friday after the company Thursday reported disappointing financial results and lowered its forecasts for the rest of the year. The company attributed the lowered forecast to increased competition and increased spending on...

  • Xerox and Amazon are big market movers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Xerox Corp., down $1.15 to $11.99 The copier company cut its earnings estimate for the full year amid sliding sales and a rising dollar. Time...

  • Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix door latches

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion. The recall covers certain 2012 through 2014 Ford Fiestas, and 2013 and 2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars that were made in Mexico. The...

  • Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The modest gains helped close out a relatively strong week for U.S. stocks, with the three major indexes rising between 1.4 and...

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