• Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines

    Yesterday

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those...

  • Dirk Draper, the new CEO of the Colorado Springs RBA, brings skills to get things accomplished

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Dirk Draper rarely backs away from a challenge, but if he hadn't done so when he was in college, he might be writing this story instead of being its subject. Draper was a sophomore majoring in journalism at the University of Missouri when he went to the student newspaper to get...

  • Colorado Springs area business events starting March 29, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    MONDAY Pikes Peak Workforce Center - How to Make the Job Fair Work for You, 10 a.m.-noon, Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, free. Registration: ppwfc.org. Colorado Springs Toastmasters Club 555 - 6 p.m., City Hall Building, 212 E. Kiowa St.; tinyurl.com/o6hfahd....

  • Some British Airways frequent flier accounts miles breached

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some British Airways frequent flier accounts have been hacked, but the airline says that most personal information is safe. The London-based airline did not say how many accounts were compromised, but said they have been locked down and can no longer be accessed....

  • Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and...

  • Duke Energy CEO loses $600K in pay over coal ash pollution

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year's massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals. A portion of Good's $8.3 million...

  • Best Buy closes Canadian Future Shop brand, 1,500 lose jobs

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Best Buy is laying off 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time employees in Canada as it consolidates operations. The Richfield, Minnesota-based company also announced Saturday that it will close 66 of its Future Shop locations and rebranding the remaining 65 as Best Buy stores. The Future...

  • In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms. Building and fire inspectors, police, lawyers, city tax specialists and others combine...

  • Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity. Exelon Corp., operator of the largest fleet of U.S. nuclear plants, says it could have to close three...

  • Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that bothers activists but is little known to consumers. Horned calves are common in dairy herds and farms routinely remove the horn buds by burning or...

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