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  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announcement Thursday that 8 million have...

  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are...

  • Venture investments highest since 2001

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday. Startup investments totaled $9.47 billion in the...

  • California cross-border airport clears key hurdle

    Yesterday

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has reached agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. The agreement requires the investor...

  • Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business. The world's largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service Thursday that it says will cut fees for its low-income customers by up to 50 percent...

  • PepsiCo's profit rises on snack sales, price hikes

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the company sold more snacks around the world and hiked prices, including on its drinks. The company, which also makes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Mountain Dew and Tropicana, said global snack volume rose 2...

  • Innovate Colorado Springs sparks ideas to foster entrepreneurship

    by WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    More than 900 people attended the 14 events staged by Innovate Colorado Springs this week in what officials are calling a successful start of an effort to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the area. Nearly 100 business, education, nonprofit and community leaders concluded...

  • FuseSport of Colorado Springs plans to grow workforce with infusion of $1 million

    by WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    FuseSport, which moved its headquarters from Australia to Colorado Springs a year ago, has landed nearly $1 million from local investors, and plans to use it to boost marketing of its sports management software and significantly expand its staff. The investments come from PV...

  • Judge wants Detroit mayor to back bankruptcy plan

    Yesterday

    DETROIT (AP) — Looking years ahead, the judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy said Thursday he wants assurances from the mayor and other elected leaders that they'll follow a final plan that likely cuts pensions, sheds debt and plows millions into better services. The bankruptcy...

  • Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach. The nation's largest arts and crafts chain said its subsidiary Aaron Brothers...

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