• Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become 'the' place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and do-it-yourself home renovators bookmark shiny turquoise tiles for bathrooms. It's where people share ideas and ingenuity and get...

  • Salzman Real Estate joins forces with ERA Shields

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    One of Colorado Springs' few remaining independent real estate agents has joined one of the city's largest residential brokerages. Harry Salzman's business, Salzman Real Estate Services, merged Wednesday with ERA Shields Real Estate, a brokerage of nearly 100 agents that's a...

  • NuVasive CEO Lukianov out after expense reimbursement probe

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Spinal device maker NuVasive says Chairman and CEO Alex Lukianov resigned after the board concluded he didn't follow expense reimbursement and personnel policies. NuVasive says Lukianov resigned Saturday after an investigation by the board of directors. The company,...

  • US car buyers tap the brakes in March, following torrid run

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. car buyers tapped the brakes in March, a sign of a long-expected slowdown in the blistering pace of sales. March sales were up less than 1 percent compared with the same month a year ago. U.S. consumers bought 1.5 million new cars and trucks in March, according to...

  • US stocks ease for a second day; price of crude oil soars

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing modestly lower, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 77 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,698 Wednesday. The Dow slumped 200 points on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost eight...

  • KBR Inc. to pay $130K penalty over whistleblowers dispute

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A global technology and engineering firm has agreed to pay a $130,000 penalty in the first action taken for an alleged violation of a whistleblower protection rule enacted in response to the recent financial crisis, federal regulators said Wednesday. The Securities...

  • GoDaddy shares debut with jump following high pricing

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of GoDaddy, the Web hosting company known for racy TV commercials, rose 31 percent in their market debut. The Scottsdale, Arizona, company sold 23 million shares for $20 each, raising $460 million. That was better than it expected. It had previously estimated it...

  • US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease. White-nose syndrome first was first discovered among...

  • Honda shows off dramatic new Civic coupe at New York show

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — If a sporty lime-green metallic coupe shown at the New York auto show is any indication, Honda isn't playing it safe with the Civic anymore. When the company last rolled out a new Civic four years ago, it took no risks. The car was panned for unremarkable looks and a...

  • Lukewarm reception for new sign-up period under health law

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — About 36,000 people have taken advantage of a second chance to sign up for coverage under the president's health care law, the Obama administration said Wednesday. That's not a lot, considering that an estimated 4 million people are potentially eligible. The special...

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