• Ahead of Bell: '60 Minutes' report hits Lumber Liquidators

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Lumber Liquidators are sliding in Monday premarket trading following a report on "60 Minutes" that the company's laminate flooring made in China may not meet California's health and safety standards. The "60 Minutes" report, which aired on CBS on Sunday, said...

  • Consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January, second monthly decline, while income up

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January, second monthly decline, while income up.

  • Buffett says US economy continues growing at moderate rate

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the U.S. economy continues to improve steadily, and he doesn't think investors should be disappointed with 2 percent growth each year. Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday after releasing his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway...

  • Buffett praises IBM, ExxonMobil even after selling oil firm

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett is praising both IBM and ExxonMobil even though the computing business has struggled and Berkshire Hathaway sold its 41 million shares in the oil producer. Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday after releasing his annual letter to Berkshire...

  • First Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality. Samsung ramped up its camera technology in last fall's Galaxy Note 4, and the camera is even better in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge announced Sunday. More importantly, the new phones...

  • Colorado landscape marred by oil and gas boom scars

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    DENVER — Oil and gas companies have yet to fully restore land around half of the 47,000 inactive wells in Colorado and 72 percent of those unrestored sites have been in the process for more than five years, The Denver Post reported Sunday. The state requires oil and gas companies to...

  • Construction picks back up, but it's a different gig now

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. So he left construction, along with 2.3 million others nationwide during the economic downturn, and got a job installing traffic signals and street lights. "I...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Phone scams no laughing matter

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    This scam is taking southern Colorado by storm, again. In the last two weeks I have heard from more than 50 people who have received recorded messages from a man with an accent claiming to be Steve Martin. It's not the comedian or a law enforcement officer, but a crook who's trying...

  • Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a premium model with...

  • Dutch chipmaker NXP to buy Freescale Semiconductor for $12B

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. said Sunday it had agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion in a deal that will make it the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry. The deal pays Freescale shareholders only a small...