• O'Malley points to financial regulation as a campaign issue

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering entering the Democratic presidential race, said Saturday that financial regulation needs to be at the forefront of the 2016 campaign and suggested big banks need to be broken up if they might harm the...

  • Centennial-based health care technology group expanding into Colorado Springs

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Prime Health Collaborative, a Centennial-based group that works to build links between Colorado's technology and health care industries, will meet next month in Colorado Springs to expand those efforts to southern Colorado. Up to 75 health care industry executives, doctors, investors...

  • Silicon Valley shuttle drivers vote to unionize

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shuttle drivers who ferry tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco have voted for union representation. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://tinyurl.com/nf3ltp2) that drivers working for Compass Transportation voted 104-38 in favor of joining...

  • Moody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Chicago's credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city's $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities. The agency said Friday that it lowered the rating on $8.3 billion in general obligation debt from...

  • Annual report offers new clues about Buffett's successor

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is proud of what he's built as Berkshire Hathaway's CEO over the past 50 years, but he's also willing to admit making a few costly mistakes along the way. Buffett used his annual shareholder letter released Saturday to make the case for...

  • Lawmakers may end tax break on jet fuel, to Delta's dismay

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport, setting up a face-off with one of the state's largest employers, Atlanta-based Delta Airlines. The latest version of the bill from Republican Rep. Earl Ehrhart would...

  • Berkshire Hathaway's 4Q profit declines 17 percent

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Saturday that its fourth quarter profit slid 17 percent because of declines in the paper value of its investments and derivative contracts. Berkshire's quarterly profit declined to $4.16 billion, or $2,529 per Class A share, on $48.3...

  • Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has stripped millions of acres of crucial plant...

  • Dallas-area ice forces cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Freezing rain that coated parts of Texas and Oklahoma for the second consecutive day left highways slick and forced the cancellation of another 1,000 flights Saturday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, one of the nation's biggest airline hubs. The Saturday chaos...

  • Added tax season hassle for some due to health form errors

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there's an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law. The government sent consumers...