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  • Obama order to expand labor rights for contractors

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday. Obama's order will require companies seeking federal contracts valued at more than...

  • Whole Foods plans major marketing push

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is getting ready to launch its first national marketing campaign and expand home delivery as it looks to fend off bigger players muscling into the organic and natural foods category. The company, based in Austin, Texas, said the marketing campaign this fall...

  • New concierge medical 
offices land in Springs

    by WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com e_SEmD
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Two new medical offices in northern Colorado Springs are joining the ranks of others that charge patients fees in exchange for same-day appointments and longer visits with doctors - a niche type of practice known as concierge medicine now offered by a handful of local doctors and...

  • Colorado Springs unemployment rate falls to 5 1/2-year low, but news isn't all rosy

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs area job market took another big step forward in June as the area's unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent, the lowest in 5½ years and the biggest month-to-month drop since at least 2000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. June was a banner...

  • J&J withdraws fibroid treatment device from market

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus amid regulators' growing concern that the electronic surgical tools raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the body. In April, J&J suspended sales of...

  • Judge: Peanut salmonella trial may exceed 2 months

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a southwest Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up for more than two months, the trial judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands told several dozen people called...

  • US judge slaps $1.3B fine on Bank of America

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments. The fine was against Countrywide Financial, which Bank of America...

  • Judge says Crystal CEO should testify in lawsuit

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg should testify in a federal lawsuit pitting the refined sugar manufacturers against the corn syrup industry, a federal judge ruled Wednesday after presiding over a hearing in the case. Berg, head of the largest sugar beet...

  • House authorizes GOP-led plan to sue Obama alleging he exceeded constitutional powers

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House authorizes GOP-led plan to sue Obama alleging he exceeded constitutional powers.

  • New 'know your customer' rules proposed for banks

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is proposing new rules for banks and other financial firms aimed at preventing the use of anonymous companies to launder illicit profits. The Treasury Department opened the proposal Wednesday to public comment for 60 days. The so-called "know your...

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