• US official: China, US working to end ivory trade

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. Cabinet secretary says Beijing and Washington are both working to end commercial ivory trading. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Friday that Chinese officials expressed their intention to end the ivory trade in China, the world's top market for illegal...

  • Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37B deal

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Health insurer Aetna Inc. has made a deal to buy competitor Humana Inc. in a $37 billion deal the companies say would create the second-largest managed care company. Adding Humana's large business in Medicare Advantage, the federal health care program for...

  • 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.

  • World stocks drift lower ahead of Greek vote; China plunges

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend austerity referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as much as 7 percent as government market stabilization measures failed to reassure panicky investors. KEEPING SCORE: European...

  • 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...

  • Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy. Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $2.3 trillion, according to figures from data provider Dealogic, the second-best half-year...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    Updated: 36 min ago

    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: 36 min ago

    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.,...

  • Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the...

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