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  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- As U.S. stocks continue to struggle in 2016, equities are showing some signs selling pressure may be reaching an end. Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago, views that as a positive sign. "My suspicion is that you are seeing institutions nibble at extremely compressed valuations," said Peter Kenny, equity market...

  • GLENDALE, Colo.— Colorado's newest pot shop has some wondering whether strippers and weed are too closely aligned on a busy highway just east of downtown Denver. The Smokin Gun Apothecary opened on a site formerly occupied by the Denver area's best known strip club, Shotgun Willie's. Beyond banning the sale of pot and alcohol in the same shop, Colorado has no...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 30 this week to 541.. Colorado, Pennsylvania and Wyoming lost two apiece and Kansas was off by one. Alaska, Arkansas, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • Red Robin beats 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 8:45 AM ET

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. _ Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $11.7 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 80 cents per share. Red Robin shares have dropped roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CoBiz posts 4Q profit Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 8:15 AM ET

    DENVER _ CoBiz Financial Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $4.4 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Zayo Group reports 2Q loss Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 8:07 AM ET

    BOULDER, Colo. _ Zayo Group Holdings Inc. on Friday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $10.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Zayo Group shares have declined 13 percent since the beginning of the year. Access a Zacks stock report on ZAYO at http://www.zacks.com/ap/ZAYO.

  • DaVita HealthCare reports 4Q loss Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 4:23 PM ET

    DENVER _ DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 96 cents per share. DaVita HealthCare shares have dropped 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 11- Demand for bank loans, loan extensions and renewals is surging among U.S. farmers, and farm incomes are forecast to fall for a third year as grain and livestock prices remain stubbornly low, according to a quarterly farm economy report from the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Kansas City. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis's region covers...

  • Summit Materials tops 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 10:48 AM ET

    DENVER _ Summit Materials Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $23.4 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share. Summit Materials shares have decreased 25 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WhiteWave beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 8:37 AM ET

    DENVER _ WhiteWave Foods Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $47.6 million. The Denver- based company said it had profit of 26 cents per share. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share.

  • CoreSite reports 4Q results Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 8:21 AM ET

    DENVER _ CoreSite Realty Corp. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 78 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $80.7 million.

  • Molson Coors misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 7:23 AM ET

    DENVER— Molson Coors Brewing Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $32.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 52 cents per share. Molson Coors shares have declined 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined slightly more than 9...

  • 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...

  • Pilgrim's Pride posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:43 PM ET

    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.

  • Good Times Restaurants reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:13 PM ET

    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.

  • Few oil-gas companies say they can't meet new flood rules Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 1:02 PM ET

    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.