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  • 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.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Columbus airport is joining its counterparts nationwide in training employees to recognize signs of human trafficking in an effort to curb exploitation. Beginning this month, all 400 employees at Port Columbus International Airport will view a 30- minute video on spotting signs of trafficking. The awareness campaign in Columbus joins...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- The U.S. stock market selloff ushered in the New Year with such a scare that a record 6 million investors called Fidelity Investments asking what they should do with their money. Already, retirement accounts at Fidelity ended 2015 lower than a year ago, with average 401 balances dropping to $87,900 from $91,300, the Boston- based brokerage firm's...

  • Royal Gold beats 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:13 PM ET

    DENVER _ Royal Gold Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $15.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Royal Gold shares have fallen 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CSG Systems posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:13 PM ET

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ CSG Systems International Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $23.7 million. CSG Systems expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.59 to $2.69 per share, with revenue in the range of $735 million to $760 million. CSG Systems shares have dropped 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MILWAUKEE— A civil liberties group said Wednesday that it plans to file federal discrimination and harassment complaints after a Wisconsin manufacturer fired seven Muslim employees for violating a company break policy that doesn't provide extra time for prayer. The news of the terminations was first reported by WLUK-TV in Green Bay.

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that the E.coli outbreaks appeared to be over, but Chipotle now faces a nationwide federal probe into its food-safety practices. "While we do expect trends to sequentially improve behind a major PR and advertising campaign set to launch next week and the recent closing of the CDC E. coli...