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  • Visa increases dividend by 20 percent

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Visa Inc. says it will increase its quarterly dividend by 20 percent. The Foster City, California-based global payments company said Wednesday that it will pay a quarterly dividend of 48 cents per share on Dec. 2 to its class A shareholders of record as of...

  • Colorado Springs real estate agent named Colorado Realtor of the Year

    Rich Laden
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Randy Reynolds, a broker associate with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Rocky Mountain in Colorado Springs and a veteran Springs real estate agent, was named Colorado Realtor of the Year by the Colorado Association of Realtors at the organization’s 94th annual convention Oct. 19-21 in...

  • Six Flags and Yahoo are big market movers

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Six Flags Entertainment Corp., up $4.40 to $38.90 The amusement park operator reported a boost in quarterly revenue and the results topped...

  • Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending lower, breaking a four-day winning streak, as a drop in the price of oil dragged energy companies lower. The energy sector in the Standard & Poor's 500 index sank 1.7 percent, more than twice as much as the rest of the market. Small-company stocks and...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: 12 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.

  • Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets. Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental payment ranging from $10 to $50 is quickly becoming the norm, adding to the cost. Apartment managers...

  • Mazda roadster in Guinness World Records

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Driving the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like letting loose of heavy burdens. The smartly styled, 13-foot-long two-seater is so efficient in design, there's not a lot of room to carry extra baggage. The car, itself, weighs less than 2,600 pounds and is energetic and eager to...

  • At a glance: List of models with problem air bags

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the number of vehicles and manufacturers covered by a warning about air bags. Ten automakers and almost 8 million vehicles are covered. The agency is urging owners to get air bags repaired due to the potential danger to...

  • Norfolk Southern CEO says rail mergers won't work

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp.'s CEO doesn't think railroad mergers are a good idea even if regulators might approve one. CEO Wick Moorman said Wednesday during a conference call on Norfolk's Southern's quarterly results that he doesn't think railroad mergers "make sense at...

  • Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will also boost government benefits for millions...

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