• Insurer Aetna agrees to buy competitor Humana in deal valued at $37B

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Insurer Aetna agrees to buy competitor Humana in deal valued at $37B.

  • BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP is preparing to pay a record $18.7 billion to affected states. The oil giant hopes the settlement announced Thursday will bring an end to a long-running legal drama. The company said the...

  • Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again. Thickets of yellow cranes have crowded the skyline, where new glass-sided office buildings, hotels and apartment towers blot out views of the...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado-Pikes Peak recently added Greg Antl of Wal-Mart, Mitch Mann of the Air Force Academy Athletic Corp. and Alex Sullivan of UMB Bank to its advisory board. Antl, Mann and Sullivan join Big Brothers Big Sisters as it prepares to celebrate Big Brothers...

  • Subsidiary of Colorado Springs medical manufacturer wins $20 million court judgment

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    A subsidiary of Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer Spectranetics Corp. has won a $20 million judgment against its co-founder - who developed a competing product while with the company, yet allegedly failed to make it available to the firm. In 2012, AngioScore Inc.,...

  • China stocks plunge as market rout deepens

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    HONG KONG (AP) — China's main stock benchmark plunged more than 5 percent Friday as government stabilizing measures failed to reassure panicky investors while other Asian indexes fell ahead of Greece's weekend austerity referendum. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index in...

  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left...

  • Southwest says it has contract deal with flight attendants

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it has a tentative contract agreement with the union representing its flight attendants. The airline said late Thursday that the contract would run through May 2019 and includes pay raises, possible bonuses and changes in work rules. The union...

  • Judge rejects ex-Goldman board member's bid for exoneration

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — An ex-Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble board member was told Thursday that he can't use a court's ruling in another case to nullify his insider-trading conviction. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan rejected Rajat Gupta's request that he be allowed to...

  • Ocean City retains title as New Jersey's most popular beach

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — The winner and still champion of New Jersey's Top Ten Beaches contest is ... Ocean City! The southern New Jersey beach town that bills itself as "America's Greatest Family Resort" was named the state's most popular beach for the second straight year Thursday....

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