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  • US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June

    Updated: 27 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year. Consumer spending increased 0.4 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis following slower increases of 0.3...

  • French Fry Heaven, a fries-only eatery, opens in downtown Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 42 min ago

    You can eat a hamburger without french fries, but can you eat fries as a stand-alone snack? Maybe more important, can a business succeed selling just fries? The founder of fries-only eatery French Fry Heaven and the chain's local franchisee believe so - on both counts. "A pretzel...

  • US consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in June with income also up 0.4 percent

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in June with income also up 0.4 percent.

  • Solid US hiring stretches into 6th month as employers add 209,000 jobs; rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid US hiring stretches into 6th month as employers add 209,000 jobs; rate rises to 6.2 pct.

  • Burger King 2Q profit rises 19 percent

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Burger King Worldwide Inc. said its profit climbed by 19 percent in the second quarter as lower costs and growth overseas boosted results. The Miami-based company said global sales at established locations rose 0.9 percent. While the figure edged up just 0.4 percent in...

  • Hilton 2Q earnings jump 35 pct to $209 million

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.'s (HLT) second-quarter earnings rose 35 percent and topped Wall Street expectations. The McLean, Virginia, hotelier said Friday it earned $209 million, or 21 cents per share, in the three months that ended June 30. That compares with...

  • US employers add 209,000 jobs, hiring streak extended

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery. Still, July's gain was less than...

  • Chrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years. The automaker said Friday that it sold 167,667 vehicles in the U.S. during the month compared with 140,102 in the prior-year period. Jeep...

  • Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message. Economists predict that the government will say employers added 225,000 jobs in July, according to a survey by data provider...

  • Maggie's Farm opens to eager customers, makes retail marijuana history in El Paso County

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Kevin "Sarge" Mac Donald came out of Maggie's Farm retail marijuana shop clutching a white bag with an eighth of an ounce of Jesus OG. Mac Donald, who represents Ward 1 on the Manitou Springs City Council, spent $62.02 buying the marijuana, while dozens of people lined up along the...

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