• TransUnion plans to raise up to $100M from IPO

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — TransUnion plans to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering for shares of the credit score company. Affiliates of Advent international Corp. and Goldman Sachs & Co. will still own a majority of the voting power in the company after the IPO is complete,...

  • Manitou Springs' second recreational marijuana shop opens this week

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    It's no April Fool's joke: A new recreational pot shop plans to open its doors in Manitou Springs on Wednesday. Emerald Fields, the second store for a company that first opened in Glendale, calls itself a "cannaboutique," and has the interior designers to prove it. The designers...

  • Pharmacist group says members shouldn't aid in executions

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections. The policy adopted by American Pharmacists...

  • Distillers: Stiff whiskey law stifles town's boozy revival

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TRIMBLE, Tenn. (AP) — Booze, bikes and rock 'n' roll. That's the plan for economic development in the northwestern Tennessee town of Trimble that's home to about 600 people. Michael Ballard, the owner of the Full Throttle distillery, says the only thing standing in the way is what he...

  • AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials. Nearly all truck tires have been built...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

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    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Sarah Ryals and Jane Peck have joined the board of the Women's Resource Agency in Colorado Springs. Ryals is a marketing consultant who has spent her career in communications in agency and corporate environments. Peck has worked in health care since 1981 and has served as the practice...

  • NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — While officials caution that they aren't certain what caused last week's blast in New York's East Village, the explosion is highlighting a long-known problem: the illegal siphoning of natural gas. Statistics are limited. The president of New York's Consolidated Edison...

  • Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former and current college students calling themselves the "Corinthian 100" say they are on a debt strike and refuse to pay back their student loans. The name comes from Corinthian Colleges Inc., which operated the for-profit Everest College, Heald College and...

  • US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Chinese leaders to suspend proposed curbs on foreign security technology and said a Beijing-led regional bank should work in partnership with existing institutions. The United States and Europe say Beijing is improperly blocking...

  • Asian stocks gain on economic data, China stimulus hopes

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive economic data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7 percent to 25,018.57 and the China's Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5 percent to 3,803.86. Japan's...

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