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Top News & Analysis Colorado

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana lost three rigs, New Mexico declined by two and Alaska, North Dakota and Oklahoma each lost one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • The results come amid growing controversy over attempts by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to prevent dialysis providers from using premium assistance from outside charities to steer patients into Obamacare individual insurance plans instead of Medicare or Medicaid to receive higher payments for medical services.

  • DENVER _ DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $157.7 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 91 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.74 billion.

  • DENVER _ WhiteWave Foods Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $62.1 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.1 billion.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A lucrative outdoor trade show that's been staged in Utah for two decades appears one step closer to leaving after a Thursday conference call intended to smooth discord over public lands issues between industry leaders and Gov. The hunt for a new host city for the Outdoor Retailer show— which brings an estimated $45 million in annual direct...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 16- A major truck fleet services company and a Silicon Valley startup are joining forces to market technology that allows large trucks to save fuel by driving closely together on the highway. Omintracs LLC, which provides dispatching, routing and other services to a majority of the largest U.S. trucking fleets, and Peloton Technology, which develops...

  • LITTLETON, Colo. _ Stillwater Mining Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $6 million. The Littleton, Colorado- based company said it had profit of 5 cents per share. Stillwater Mining shares have climbed almost 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DENVER— At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. Denver officials are working on regulations to open a one-year pilot of bring-your-own marijuana clubs, while state lawmakers are expected to consider measures to allow either marijuana "tasting rooms" run by marijuana...

  • DENVER _ Cimarex Energy Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $38.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 30 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 59 cents per share. Thirty-four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $372 million.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 14- Mexican conglomerate Alfa said on Tuesday it will sell its energy projects in the Eagle Ford shale in Texas, as well as its energy assets in Peru, while also stalling all energy investments due to lingering low oil prices. Alfa's Chief Financial Officer Ramon Leal said at a press conference the company was also looking at selling certain oil...

  • ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Innospec Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $22.1 million. The Englewood, Colorado- based company said it had net income of 90 cents per share. Innospec shares have climbed slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. _ Century Communities Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $15.1 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 67 cents per share. Century Communities shares have risen 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BOULDER, Colo. _ Nivalis Therapeutics Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $7.7 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 55 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 591 rigs sought oil and 149 explored for natural gas this week. Texas increased by seven rigs, New Mexico was up by four rigs, Louisiana and West Virginia each gained two and Pennsylvania was up one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Utah were all unchanged.

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  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Amazon said Friday that it will begin collecting sales taxes next month in Arkansas, which lawmakers say could generate as much as $100 million to help lift the state's lagging revenue and potentially fund future income tax cuts. Arkansas will be the latest state where the e-commerce giant has relented after years of resisting effort to...

  • By contrast, General Electric's market share stood at 42 percent in 2016, down from well over half in 2014, the association said, although GE remains the market leader in terms of overall installed capacity in the United States. Wind energy has surpassed hydropower as the biggest source of renewable electricity in the United States, according to the...

  • LAKEWOOD, Colo. _ Good Times Restaurants Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $633,000 in its fiscal first quarter. Good Times Restaurants expects full-year revenue in the range of $78 million to $80 million. Keywords: Good Times Restaurants, Earnings Report.

  • ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Western Union Co. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $355 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Western Union expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.63 to $1.75 per share. Western Union shares have declined 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 3...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday it lost $200 million during the year-end holiday season, despite a strong quarter of package shipping and expanded use of vote-by-mail in the November presidential election. Operating income came to $522 million, down from $1.3 billion in the previous year. An independent agency, the Postal Service does not use...