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  • GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.— Two western Colorado counties have been chosen to get technical assistance from the state to promote tourism after the downturn in the energy industry devastated their local economies, and a third county has received help with its outdoor recreation industry. Donna Lynne said the state is using its resources and developing...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Agriculture technology startup Indigo has raised $100 million in a new round of funding, bringing its total financing to more than $150 million, a sign of growing investor interest in new ways to ease food scarcity. The $100 million investment led by the Alaska Permanent Fund, a $54.3 billion fund owned and managed by the state of Alaska, is...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 371 rigs sought oil and 88 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 15, California was up by two and New Mexico gained one. Arkansas, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • *Nigeria outage of 700,000 bpd offset by other supply growth. NEW YORK, July 22- Oil prices fell again on Friday, on track to a weekly loss, with Brent hitting two-month lows, as Iraqi crude exports looked likely to rise, adding to the global glut. If confirmed, it would put OPEC's No. 2 producer back on track of supply growth after a two-month lag.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- Oil prices were on track to a weekly loss, with Brent hitting two-month lows on Friday, weighed by potentially higher Iraqi crude exports and bearish U.S. inventory data from earlier in the week. If confirmed, it would put OPEC's second-largest producer back on track of supply growth after two months of output declines. "These large and increasing...

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates ticked up noticeably in six states in June, even as employers continued to add jobs and the hiring outlook improved. A similar trend played out in five other states: Nevada and Oregon each saw a 0.3 percent increase, while rates went up 0.2 points in California, Maine and South Dakota. South Dakota had the nation's lowest rate in June,...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Facing hotel bills running into the thousands of dollars, some delegates to the Democratic National Convention are planning to do like college students on spring break and squeeze as many people into a room as they can. Nicole Lutkemuller, a Bernie Sanders delegate from Tahoma, California, said her two-bed room at the Marriott Hotel Philadelphia...

  • BEIJING/ TOKYO, July 22- General Motors Co and Isuzu Motor Co have agreed to cease collaboration on the development of midsize pick-up trucks made in Asia, ending a joint product development relationship that dates back to the mid-2000s. Isuzu, which specialises in light trucks and commercial vehicles, had developed its D-Max pick-up truck under the agreement...

  • DENVER _ CoBiz Financial Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $8.5 million. The bank, based in Denver, said it had earnings of 21 cents per share. Keywords: CoBiz Financial, Earnings Report.

  • GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. _ National Bank Holdings Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $4.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. National Bank Holdings shares have fallen almost 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: National Bank Holdings, Earnings Report.

  • DENVER _ Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $25.6 million. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 98 cents per share. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.04 billion.

  • The policy recommends an annual dividend of 10 cents per share when the average London Bullion Market Association gold price is up to $1,300 per ounce. That doubles to 20 cents a share when gold ranges between $1,300 and $1,399 an ounce and for each $100 an ounce increase above $1,399 the annual payout increases at a rate of 20 cents per share.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Agriculture technology startup Indigo has raised $100 million in a new round of funding, bringing its total financing to more than $150 million, a sign of growing investor interest in new ways to ease food scarcity. The $100 million investment led by the Alaska Permanent Fund, a $54.3 billion fund owned and managed by the state of Alaska, is...

  • ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Dish Network Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $410.5 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.85 billion.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Brewers Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller received U.S. antitrust approval for their $107 billion merger on Wednesday, bringing the largest-ever consumer products deal a big step closer to completion. The deal has already been cleared by Australia, Europe and South Africa, and AB InBev said it still expects closure this year.

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller received approval for their $107 billion merger from U.S. antitrust regulators on Wednesday after the companies agreed to unload beer assets and preserve competition from independent craft brewers. The Belgian brewer will make concessions beyond its publicly stated offer to sell it stake in...

  • DENVER _ Guaranty Bancorp on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $5.7 million. Guaranty Bancorp shares have risen 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Guaranty Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • That compared with $131 million, or 26 cents a share, in the same period a year ago and was well ahead of analysts' expectations, on average, of 29 cents a share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. It's a deep beat relative to our numbers and the street, " BMO Capital Markets analyst Andrew Kaip said. Newmont, which has mines in the Americas, Africa, Australia and Asia...

  • July 20- Massachusetts will ban the sale of "copycat" assault-style weapons similar to those increasingly used in mass shootings, state Attorney General Maura Healey said on Wednesday. "The gun industry has openly defied our laws here in Massachusetts for nearly two decades. They have been used in massacres in Orlando, Florida; San Bernardino, California; Newtown,...

  • FORT COLLINS, Colo. _ Woodward Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $51 million. The Fort Collins, Colorado- based company said it had profit of 81 cents per share. Woodward expects full-year earnings to be $2.75 to $2.95 per share, with revenue expected to be $2 billion.