• Watch what Fourth of July fireworks you light in Pikes Peak region

    BY ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Don't get burned by not knowing what you can and cannot celebrate with on the Fourth of July - keep this information in mind to stay safe and legal with fireworks this holiday weekend. In El Paso County, only certain fireworks are restricted, while fountain and ground spinner...

  • Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy. Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $2.3 trillion, according to figures from data provider Dealogic, the second-best half-year...

  • US official: China, US working to end ivory trade

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China want to increase cooperation in fighting wildlife trafficking and are working to end commercial ivory trading, a U.S. Cabinet secretary said Friday. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell met in Beijing with Vice Premier Wang Yang and Forestry...

  • Insurer Aetna agrees to buy competitor Humana in deal valued at $37B

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Insurer Aetna agrees to buy competitor Humana in deal valued at $37B.

  • BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP is preparing to pay a record $18.7 billion to affected states. The oil giant hopes the settlement announced Thursday will bring an end to a long-running legal drama. The company said the...

  • Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again. Thickets of yellow cranes have crowded the skyline, where new glass-sided office buildings, hotels and apartment towers blot out views of the...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado-Pikes Peak recently added Greg Antl of Wal-Mart, Mitch Mann of the Air Force Academy Athletic Corp. and Alex Sullivan of UMB Bank to its advisory board. Antl, Mann and Sullivan join Big Brothers Big Sisters as it prepares to celebrate Big Brothers...

  • Subsidiary of Colorado Springs medical manufacturer wins $20 million court judgment

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    A subsidiary of Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer Spectranetics Corp. has won a $20 million judgment against its co-founder - who developed a competing product while with the company, yet allegedly failed to make it available to the firm. In 2012, AngioScore Inc.,...

  • China stocks plunge as market rout deepens

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    HONG KONG (AP) — China's main stock benchmark plunged more than 5 percent Friday as government stabilizing measures failed to reassure panicky investors while other Asian indexes fell ahead of Greece's weekend austerity referendum. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index in...

  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left...

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