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  • Gap and Dynegy are big market movers

    Updated: 9 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 Gap Inc., up $2.25 to $45.43 The clothing and apparel retailer reported a 10 percent jump in quarterly profit, topping expectations, and raised...

  • Stocks end mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — More tensions in Ukraine left the stock market slightly lower in quiet trading. Investors were also poring over a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, which gave few clues about the central bank's next moves on interest rates. Trading was unusually quiet with...

  • Jackson Hole demonstrators rally against rate hike

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Shadowing central bankers and economists at the annual Federal Reserve conference here, a group of about 10 demonstrators pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen not to yield to pressure to raise interest rates. Carrying placards and green T-shirts embossed with...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 20 about lending to women-owned businesses, Maria Coyne, head of small business banking at KeyBank, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. examines banks' lending records and makes a judgment about whether...

  • US rig count down 17 to 1,896

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,564 rigs were exploring for oil and 330 for gas. Two were listed as...

  • Oregon files lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over state's troubled health exchange website

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon files lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over state's troubled health exchange website.

  • Downtown Colorado Springs business owner cites vagrants, parking for store's closure

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Rhonda McDonald looked out through the window of Fabulous Finds on Wednesday as a crew cleaned feces from the sidewalk in front of her downtown business and construction vehicles filled up nearby parking spots. Since spring, she had considered closing the 41/2-year-old home-decor...

  • Hotel occupancy in Colorado Springs sizzled in July

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    A mild summer with no wildfires or major floods made a big difference for Colorado Springs area hotels in July as the area's hotel occupancy rate jumped by the biggest percentage since at least 2000, according to the Rocky Mountain Lodging Report. The occupancy rate in July increased...

  • Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of...

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