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  • 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...

  • In Colorado, fears about InBev's entry into craft beer Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:58 AM ET

    DENVER— In a former bakery south of downtown Denver, Matthew Fuerst makes beer flavored with ingredients like Hatch green chiles that he chops by hand. Fuerst worries InBev could use its distribution leverage and buying power to squeeze other craft beers out of liquor store shelves, discount its own craft beer line and buy up raw materials after its purchase...

  • Intrawest Resorts reports 2Q loss Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:45 AM ET

    DENVER _ Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $27.3 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 61 cents per share. Intrawest Resorts shares have climbed 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • M.D.C. Holdings misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:23 AM ET

    DENVER _ M.D.C. Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $22.6 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. M.D.C. Holdings shares have fallen 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • UDR reports 4Q results Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:57 PM ET

    The real estate investment trust, based in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, said it had funds from operations of $123.3 million, or 42 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 42 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $222.1 million.

  • Chipotle beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:35 PM ET

    DENVER _ Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $67.9 million. The average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.85 per share. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1 billion.

  • As Chipotle reported continuing sales declines on Tuesday, the embattled chain also said the scope of a previously disclosed federal criminal investigation has widened beyond a single restaurant in California. Previously, it had said it was served a subpoena in relation to a California restaurant, where there was a norovirus outbreak over the summer.

  • Mesa Labs posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 8:57 AM ET

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. _ Mesa Laboratories Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $2.4 million. Mesa Labs shares have increased 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Mesa Labs, Earnings Report.

  • Array BioPharma reports 2Q loss Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 7:30 AM ET

    BOULDER, Colo. _ Array BioPharma Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $24.2 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 6 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $43.6 million.