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  • Settlement reached in 2009 New York plane crash

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in the only case to go to trial following a 2009 plane crash into a home outside Buffalo, New York that killed 50 people. The deal was announced Thursday in state Supreme Court in Buffalo after more than a month of testimony. The...

  • Alpha Natural Resources 3Q results top Street

    Updated: 5 min ago

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources' third-quarter loss narrowed, helped by reduced costs. The coal producer's performance topped analysts' estimates. Alpha Natural Resources lost $185 million, or 84 cents per share, for the three months ended Sept. 30. That compares with a...

  • Harold Gary Morse, developer of The Villages, dies

    Updated: 19 min ago

    THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Harold Gary Morse, the developer of one of the world's largest retirement communities and one of the biggest Republican donors in Florida, has died. He was 77. Morse died Wednesday, according to The Villages Daily Sun, which received a statement from the...

  • For-profit programs face 'gainful employment' rule

    Updated: 33 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government. Schools with career-oriented programs that fail to comply with the new rule announced Thursday by the Obama administration stand to lose...

  • FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

    Updated: 45 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. That claim is bogus, and the company misled consumers by suggesting that its...

  • Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher

    Updated: 50 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are mostly higher as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 150 points as of midday Thursday, almost entirely thanks to a strong gain for Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock. The...

  • Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust fundraiser set for Nov. 13

    Rich Laden
    Updated: 56 min ago

    The Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust's annual celebration and fundraiser takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road on Colorado Springs' west side. The event includes silent and live auctions for items such as sporting events,...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    James Proby has joined the Pikes Peak Workforce Center as the team lead for the Business Relations Group. He'll be responsible for business services and connecting businesses with resources to assist them in hiring. A Colorado Springs native, he has worked at New Horizons Computer...

  • Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market. Weekly applications increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The...

  • Average US 30-year loan rate up to 3.98 pct.

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage rose to 3.98 percent from 3.92 percent...

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