• Norfolk Southern meets 4Q profit forecasts

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $511 million. The Norfolk, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $1.64 per share. The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks...

  • AT&T buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings for about $1.88 billion, minus the company's debt. The deal will give AT&T Inc. companies that operate under the name Nextel Mexico and hold all of the wireless properties in Mexico held by NII Holdings Inc. That includes...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Buyer beware when it comes to used cars

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    One of the most common Call for Action complaints we get are about used cars. The most important thing to remember is that Colorado does not have a lemon law for used vehicles. Once you sign the papers and drive off, the car is yours, with all its baggage. Another misconception is...

  • Divide fire department's improved rating could lower property insurance rates

    BY LISA WALTON The Gazette -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    A fire department with no paid workers might pay dividends for Divide residents. Property insurance premiums in the tiny Teller County town may decrease this year because the Divide Fire Protection District, staffed completely with volunteer firefighters, has improved its fire...

  • Blizzard expected for 250-mile stretch of Northeast

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Maine starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said. A blizzard warning was issued for a 250-mile...

  • Airlines prepare to shut down in Northeast for snowstorm

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Airlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. More than 1,400 flights scheduled for Monday are expected to be cancelled, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. Most...

  • Obama seeks bigger wilderness designation in Alaska refuge

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land...

  • 5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides. When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. This month, the...

  • 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again. The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday. "American...

  • US gas prices fell 13 cents per gallon, but expected to rise


    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the lowest prices in more than five years are likely to increase because of rising wholesale...