• Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program. PBS and Harvard scholar Henry...

  • World finance leaders see threats ahead for global economy

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt. The finance ministers and central bank governors ended three days of...

  • Colorado Springs area business events starting April 19, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    MONDAY Colorado Springs Wedding and Event Vendors Networking Group - 9-10:30 a.m., Rocky Mountain Calvary, 4285 N. Academy Blvd., $60 for a year; Annie, 570-0761, tinyurl.com/mynxh83. Pikes Peak Workforce Center - Intro to PPWFC Orientation, 10 a.m.-noon, Citizens Service Center,...

  • Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential Greek debt default presents the most immediate risk. After finance officials wrapped...

  • Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. He was 91. Taubman,...

  • In NYC, debate over saving small shops amid chains' rise

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York is increasingly becoming chain store city. Looking for a "Seinfeld"-style coffee shop? It's sharing the city with 280 Starbucks and more than 530 Dunkin Donuts. A good neighborhood deli? It's competing with some 460 Subways. And the corner store may well now...

  • BMW recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix air bag problem

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash. The problem affects the 2005 to 2008 models of the Mini Cooper and Cooper S. BMW says the air bag may not work properly because of a...

  • Atmel sells its XSense product line, but Colorado Springs employees will stay on the job

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Atmel Corp. said Friday it has sold its XSense product line to a subsidiary of a Texas competitor, which will continue to manufacture the product at Atmel's Colorado Springs plant and retain the roughly 60 employees involved in the operation. In fact, a spokesman for the buyer -...

  • Fiorina says she'd neutralize Clinton's gender arguments

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race. But to do so, Fiorina is taking a page from the gender politics playbook herself. A former business...

  • Colorado Springs sales tax collections jump in March

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    City sales tax collections rebounded in March after declining in February, according to a report released this week by the Sales Tax Division of the Colorado Springs Finance Department. Sales tax revenues totaled $9.9 million in March, an 8.9 percent jump when compared with the same...

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