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  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 418 rigs sought oil and 92 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas and Oklahoma each gained two rigs and Alaska, California, North Dakota and Pennsylvania each was up one. Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • DENVER— A new analysis from a nonpartisan group finds that Donald Trump's latest tax proposals would increase the federal debt by $5.3 trillion over the next decade, compared with $200 billion if Hillary Clinton's ideas were enacted. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget looked at Trump's newly revised tax plan as well as other proposals.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- What does a pug looking at a computer have to do with the Oct. 1 start date for parents and students to fill out the federal financial aid form known as the FAFSA? The "get the word out" efforts come from many directions, said Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Along with national...

  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept 21- The world's biggest gold miners will stay shy of big acquisitions, top executives said this week, noting that a jump in the price of bullion has made potential purchases pricey, and memories of failed deals linger. The need for financial discipline was the dominant theme at the Denver Gold Forum this week, an annual conference for top...

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    Jake Novak says if the election were held today, Trump would beat Clinton. The question is: Can he hang on to the momentum? Or, will he blow it?

  • NEW YORK— Chipotle is making another push to convince people that its food won't make them sick, with plans to run more newspaper and digital ads outlining the safety steps it has taken since last year's E. coli outbreak. The ads beginning Wednesday will be an open letter from co-CEO Steve Ells, who also recorded a video that will be promoted online.

  • RENO, Nev.— Eldorado Resorts has agreed to buy Missouri- based Isle of Capri Casinos for $1.7 billion in combined stocks and cash, a move that will add 13 casino-resorts to the Reno- based company's portfolio. The company based in the St. Louis area operates 14 casino properties in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Pennsylvania.

  • NEW YORK— Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? Philadelphia recently passed a tax on sugary drinks, several other places have proposed them, and the government this year recommended we limit our intake of added sugars to 10 percent of daily calories, underscoring how significant elected officials believe the...

  • DENVER, Sept 19- Barrick Gold's Veladero gold mine in Argentina, one of its five core mines, could resume operations in the next two weeks, Barrick President Kelvin Dushnisky said in an interview on Monday. Barrick was fined nearly $10 million by authorities in the Argentinian province of San Juan for last year's leak, which was caused by a defective valve.

  • DENVER, Sept 19- Barrick Gold expects to be able to reach its target of reducing debt by $2 billion by year-end even without selling any assets, company President Kelvin Dushnisky said on Monday. "We are confident we will get to our $2 billion mark with or without an asset sale... presuming gold prices continue to cooperate," Dushnisky said in an interview on the...

  • DENVER, Sept 19- Barrick Gold expects to be able to reach its target of reducing debt by $2 billion by year-end even without selling any assets, company President Kelvin Dushnisky said on Monday.

  • DENVER— Donald Trump's tax plan may cost $1.5 trillion over the next decade more than he has projected and skew even more to the wealthy, according to a nonpartisan analysis released Monday. Trump was relying on estimates from the Tax Foundation, which supports lower taxes, when he pitched the plan to the public. But the National Federation for Independent...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Sept 19- The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP's early targets. Cynthia Coffman, attorney general of Colorado, said her state's likely ability to comply with the...

  • The launch will be postponed until at least Sept. 26, according to United Launch Alliance, a joint venture by Lockheed Martin and Boeing Co.. The satellite is the latest in a series of imaging satellites built by Lockheed Martin. It is operated by Colorado- based DigitalGlobe, which provides images for government and private customers.

  • The launch will be postponed until at least Sept. 26, according to United Launch Alliance, a joint venture by Lockheed Martin and Boeing Co.. The satellite is the latest in a series of imaging satellites built by Lockheed Martin. It is operated by Colorado- based DigitalGlobe, which provides images for government and private customers.

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP's early targets. Cynthia Coffman, attorney general of Colorado, said her state's likely ability to comply with the...

  • The burrito chain says Mark Crumpacker's return was announced internally Sept. 8. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. announced June 30 that it placed Crumpacker on leave after a news report that he was one of the customers named in a New York cocaine ring indictment. The Manhattan District Attorney's office says Crumpacker's case is still open, with a court date for...

  • GOLDEN, Colo.— Joe Coors Jr., a member of Colorado's prominent beer brewing family, onetime congressional candidate and prominent executive, has died. "The entire family is deeply saddened by Joe's death," said Pete Coors, vice chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Co.. Joe Coors was a great-grandson of brewery founder Adolph Coors.

  • Sept 16- U.S. drillers this week added oil rigs for an 11th week in the past 12, according to a closely followed report on Friday, although the rate of increases has slowed as crude prices remain below the key $50 a barrel level that spurs a return to the well pad. RIG-OL-USA- BHI> The oil rig count plunged from a record high of 1,609 in October 2014 to a low of 316 in May...

  • NEW YORK— Donald Trump has attached a price tag to an economic vision promising what many economists say is impossible: lower taxes, a dramatic expansion in some federal programs and a slimmer government running a smaller deficit. In a speech Thursday to the Economic Club of New York, Trump said that his plan— a mix of tax cuts, regulation elimination and new...