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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. power sector's shift toward burning less coal and using more natural gas and renewable energy will not be derailed by the Supreme Court ruling against the Obama administration's limits on carbon emissions, state regulators and utilities said on Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court decided 5-4 on Tuesday to block the Environmental...

  • GREELEY, Colo. _ Pilgrim's Pride Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $63.1 million. The Greeley, Colorado- based company said it had net income of 25 cents per share. Pilgrim's Pride shares have increased nearly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LAKEWOOD, Colo. _ Good Times Restaurants Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $1.1 million in its fiscal first quarter. Good Times Restaurants expects full-year revenue in the range of $67 million to $69 million. Keywords: Good Times Restaurants, Earnings Report.

  • DENVER— Only four of the estimated 500 oil and gas companies operating in Colorado say they can't meet the April 1 deadline to implement new safety rules to limit spills during major floods, according to regulators. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission imposed the rules after a 2013 flood along the Front Range caused the release of 48,000 gallons of...

  • *Asahi eyes overseas expansion beer sales fall in Japan. TOKYO/ LONDON, Feb 10- Asahi Group Holdings Ltd is in exclusive talks to buy SABMiller's Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands for 2.55 billion euros, it said on Wednesday, as the Japanese company aims to offset slow growth at home. With Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime, Asahi would get sizeable footholds in the...

  • TOKYO/ BRUSSELS, Feb 10- Asahi Group Holdings Ltd has offered to buy SABMiller's Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands for 2.55 billion euros, it said on Wednesday, as the Japanese company seeks to offset slow growth at home. Asahi is Japan's biggest brewer with a 38 percent market share, but the company has sought growth outside of Japan where a shrinking...

  • Western Union tops 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 4:17 PM ET

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Western Union Co. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $212.3 million. Western Union expects full-year earnings to be $1.58 to $1.70 per share. Western Union shares have decreased 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has fallen slightly more than 9 percent.

  • The VA also would be required to keep Congress closely informed about large projects. Money could not be spent on advance planning or design until 60 days after Congress is notified. Congress reluctantly approved up to $625 million in additional spending for the project last fall, the money to come from other accounts within the VA.

  • Feb 9- Oil and gas producer WPX Energy Inc said on Tuesday it has agreed to sell natural gas assets in Colorado's Piceance Basin for $910 million to a private firm, in a deal viewed by investors as a bright spot in the sluggish market for oil and gas properties. WPX said its unit, WPX Energy Rocky Mountain LLC, will be bought by Terra Energy Partners LLC, a private company...

  • CVS Health's fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent, as acquisition gains helped the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager meet Wall Street's earnings expectations. That deal, which closed last summer, gave CVS Health national reach in dispensing prescription drugs to assisted living and skilled nursing homes, long-term care facilities,...

  • All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. GOP presidential candidates are vowing to repeal "Obamacare," while offering hardly any detail on how they'd replace it without millions losing coverage. They are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois,...

  • Chipotle urges workers to stay home if they're sick Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures. "If you're feeling sick, especially if you've vomited, whether at work or at home, you need to let your manager or your field leader know right away," Moran...

  • DENVER— By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes. The contradiction is most evident when the rubber hits Colorado's aging and underfunded roads. "The budget battle here plays to people...

  • Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico, but most settled into the Animas riverbed before that, the EPA said in a preliminary report on the metals. The EPA said most of the metals consisted of small particles and came from Cement Creek, a tributary that carried the water from the mine to the Animas. An EPA- led cleanup crew...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 48 this week to 571.. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas declined by 19 rigs, Oklahoma dropped eight, Louisiana dropped five, Pennsylvania lost three, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming each declined by two and Ohio dropped...

  • Two compounds once used in nonstick cookware coatings, firefighting foam and other materials were detected in utilities serving about 69,000 people in the city of Fountain and an unincorporated community called Security-Widefield, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said. Officials at the communities' water districts said the chemicals would...

  • DCT reports 4Q results Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:46 PM ET

    DENVER _ DCT Industrial Trust Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 51 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $89.2 million.

  • Apartment Investment Management reports 4Q results Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:31 PM ET

    DENVER _ Apartment Investment and Management Co. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 59 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $241.1 million.

  • Arrow Electronics tops Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:43 AM ET

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. _ Arrow Electronics Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $158.5 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.82 per share. Arrow Electronics expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.34 to $1.46 per share, with revenue in the range of $5.25 billion to $5.65...

  • Level 3 meets 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:11 AM ET

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. _ Level 3 Communications Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.32 billion. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 52 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.07 billion.