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  • As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks? The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee. Plenty of experts...

  • US consumer sentiment improves a bit in August

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups. The University of Michigan said Friday its index of consumer sentiment rose to...

  • As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks? The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and with each record close, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee. If only you had done that in the crashes that began in 2000 and 2008, you might be a lot...

  • US stocks edge higher in early trading

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as a series of reports on the U.S. economy rolls out. Consumer spending had its first decline since January, dipping 0.1 percent in July, as auto buying and income growth slowed. Other economic reports due Friday include a gauge of...

  • US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed. Consumer spending edged down 0.1 percent last month after a 0.4 percent increase in June, the Commerce Department reported Friday. It...

  • US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak.

  • US stocks edge higher in early trading

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as a series of reports on the U.S. economy rolls out. Consumer spending had its first decline since January, dipping 0.1 percent in July, as auto buying and income growth slowed. Other economic reports due Friday include a gauge of...

  • Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are putting Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of rival cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope. The nation's second-biggest tobacco company said Friday that the Federal Trade Commission has asked for additional...

  • Seasonal Halloween stores already scaring up business in Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    It happens every year about this time. Football? Lower temperatures? Aspen leaves getting ready to change? Nah. We're talking about the arrival of seasonal Halloween stores scaring up business in late August, even before the calendar turns to Labor Day. Two of the most widely...

  • Signs point to new Sprouts location in Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Sprouts Farmers Market, the Arizona-based natural foods grocer, plans a 28,000-square-foot store in northern Colorado Springs. The store would be built southeast of Voyager Parkway and North Gate Boulevard in the Northgate Plaza shopping center, which is part of the Copper Ridge...

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