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  • Halloween marijuana-candy scare baseless so far

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER — Police in Colorado have warned parents to look out for pot-laced Halloween candy. But parents don't seem too worried. A Denver-based testing company offered 1,000 free kits to parents wanting to screen their trick-or-treaters' haul for marijuana's psychoactive chemical. Only...

  • Off-track betting parlor moves to south of Colorado Springs

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    And they're off. A second off-track betting parlor opened Thursday in the Pikes Peak region, as the owners of Post Time on Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs moved a betting facility they had operated in Trinidad to the Country Bar in Fountain, south of the Springs. Post Time...

  • US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks markets are rising around the globe after Japan's central bank surprised investors with a new round of economic stimulus. The gains put major U.S. indexes back to the record high levels they were at just six weeks ago, erasing a mid-October swoon that brought...

  • US consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October. The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 86.9 from 84.6 in September....

  • Another Colorado coal mine cutting 150 jobs

    Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PAONIA — Colorado's North Fork Valley is losing more coal jobs. After losing its contract to sell coal to the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest public utility, the operator of the Bowie No. 2 mine near Paonia is eliminating 150 jobs. Bowie Resource Partners also cited...

  • Exxon defies low oil price with refining strength

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — ExxonMobil Corp.'s refining and chemical operations rescued the company's third-quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production. Exxon, the biggest U.S. oil company, posted a surprise increase in profit thanks to a 38 percent increase in...

  • MSG profit jumps on Fuse music TV network sale

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Madison Square Garden Co., which is mulling splitting into two separate companies, said Friday that its fiscal first-quarter net income soared compared with a year ago as it recorded a gain from selling its music television network Fuse. Shares of the New York...

  • Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy. For the first time, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is offering free shipping on what it considers the season's top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disney's hit film...

  • US stocks open higher, following gains in Asia

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 18 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,012 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 148 points, or...

  • AbbVie beats 3Q profit forecasts

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) on Friday reported earnings of $506 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the North Chicago, Illinois-based company said it had net income of 31 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and amortization costs, came...

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