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  • 'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" finale went out on top at the box office, debuting with $56.2 million over the weekend and taking in $90.6 million since opening Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" cut its usual swath...

  • NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams. "I'm devastated," Johnson said after Gov. Andrew Cuomo's health and environmental...

  • National coal mining deaths

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — National coal mining deaths dropped by more than half the year after the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion in West Virginia, from 48 to 21, and there were 20 each in 2012 and 2013, and a record low of 15 so far in 2014. The U.S. averaged about 30 coal mining...

  • US coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths. Federal mine safety officials credit changes they've...

  • Canadian man told to pay $1.5 million for credit card fraud

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery — stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the...

  • US companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdles

    Updated: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels. And outside Orlando, Florida, Danny Howell just knows there would be demand for his classic Chevrolet...

  • California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

    Updated: 11 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe. It's a rare case of the law getting ahead of an...

  • AROUND TOWN: A Talarico-Dreiling catering business anniversary

    Linda Navarro
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The year was 1989. Michelle Talarico was manager of a local restaurant where the band Appaloosa was playing, with songstress Kathy Dreiling at the microphone. Then the women decided it might be kind of fun and possibly a good idea to buy a little box-lunch and takeout deli called...

  • Increased drone use creates a buzz at Castle Rock shop

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Castle Rock - The buzzing noise coming from Santa's sleigh as it flies over Colorado this week won't be the reindeer kicking into high gear. It will be from drones that Santa will deliver to good children and adults this year. Since the state's first store specializing in hobbyist...

  • Colorado Springs area business events Dec. 21, 2014

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    MONDAY CC&V Coffee Club - 10 a.m., CC&V Visitor Center, 371 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, free; 689-2341, 
689-4052. TUESDAY Toastmasters - 7:30-8:30 a.m., Memorial Hospital, Monarch Room, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave.; Jon, 
510-9831. Tri-Lakes Business Accelerators - 8-9:15 a.m.,...