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  • Ford expands drivers air bag recall nationwide

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver's side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S. The move announced Thursday adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the list of those recalled due to driver's inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp. The inflators...

  • US jobless aid applications decline to 289,000

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers. Weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That is the...

  • Circus disputes citation for hair-hanging accident

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has contested a citation it received from federal regulators for an accident that sent eight hair-hanging acrobats plummeting to the ground during a live performance, severely injuring most of them. Stephen Payne, a...

  • US stocks open higher, building on Fed gains

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening sharply higher, building on gains from the day before after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to raise interest rates. The market is coming off its biggest one-day rise since October 2013. The Dow Jones industrial average...

  • Kraft Foods CEO to retire; Cahill named successor

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Kraft Foods Group Inc. says that CEO Tony Vernon plans to retire later this month. The company named Chairman John Cahill as his successor. Vernon has served as CEO since the consumer packaged food and beverage company's spinoff from Mondelez International Inc....

  • $1.99-and-under gas comes to Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Yes, Virginia, there is gas under $2 in the Pikes Peak region. A gallon of regular gasoline was selling for $1.98 on Wednesday at the Sam's Club on Colorado Springs' south side, while the city's two Costco Wholesale Clubs and a second Sam's on the north side were selling it for...

  • Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 289,000, lowest level in 6 weeks

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 289,000, lowest level in 6 weeks.

  • Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what? To give you a feel for what that connectivity brings, here's...

  • 200-person call center in Colorado Springs to close

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Corinthian Colleges Inc. said Wednesday it will close its 200-employee call center in Colorado Springs on Feb. 28 - the result of an agreement it reached last month to sell most of its campuses to a nonprofit group. Santa Ana, Calif.-based Corinthian said the center, run by its...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Aubrey McCoy has been promoted to director of operations and marketing for the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. She came to Colorado Springs in 2011 as an El Pomar Foundation fellow, working with the Sports Corp. on several events that included the annual Rocky Mountain State Games. She...

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