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  • Unemployment rates fell in 17 states in March and were mostly unchanged in 33, the Labor Department said Friday. Arkansas, Colorado, Maine and Oregon reported the lowest unemployment rates since 1976. Colorado's rate, at 2.6 percent, was the nation's lowest. Several other states are benefiting from low unemployment rates: The rate is 2.7 percent in Hawaii and...

  • NEW YORK— Wells Fargo agreed Friday to expand a recently settled class-action lawsuit by an additional $32 million as well as extend claims for fraudulent accounts that may have been opened going back to 2002.. While the increase of $32 million is notable, the bigger news is Wells has now expanded its window for unauthorized accounts going back 15 years.

  • NEW YORK, April 21- Hedging has become all the rage as investors seek cover ahead of Sunday's national elections in France that could signal whether the country remains in the European Union. The latest polls show a tight race, with four candidates- including two who advocate splitting France from the EU- clustered within five points of one another.

  • GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. _ National Bank Holdings Corp. on Thursday reported net income of $8.3 million in its first quarter. National Bank Holdings shares have risen slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: National Bank Holdings, Earnings Report.

  • SEATTLE— A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain's much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear. Starbucks' entry into the unicorn food craze was released Wednesday and its popularity was too much for 19- year-old Colorado barista Braden Burson. Burson tells The Associated Press that he didn't think his...

  • DENVER _ Janus Capital Group Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $30.9 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $259.4 million.

  • SEATTLE— Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/ 20, when college students gather— at 4:20 p.m.— in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. But in recent years, a consensus has emerged around the most credible explanation: that it started with a group of bell-bottomed buddies from...

  • Eight of those states, plus the District of Columbia have legalized pot for all adults over 21.. But the United States' marijuana experiment isn't over. In 1996, California voters blew a hole in the anti-marijuana wall by saying sick people could use weed.

  • NEW YORK— Over the years, "The O'Reilly Factor" was a forum for heated exchanges led by host Bill O'Reilly and, appearing elsewhere on Fox News Channel, he was often ready with a barbed remark. —2003: Jeremy Glick, the son of a Port Authority worker killed in the 9/ 11 attack on the World Trade Center, proposed that CIA support of anti-Soviet Afghan fighters in the late 1970 s...

  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— It's the fish tank featuring a colorful reef made of glass marijuana pipes that ultimately sets the Speakeasy Vape Lounge apart from any other strip-mall bar and confirms what it really is: one of the United States' only legal pot clubs. The fact that it and a few dozen like it already exist in Colorado was all but lost in a recent fight over...

  • FORT COLLINS, Colo. _ Woodward Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $38.1 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 66 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $500.7 million.

  • DENVER _ Guaranty Bancorp on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $9.8 million. Guaranty Bancorp shares have risen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Guaranty Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- The U.S. Supreme Court, in a case with wide consequences for the policing of Wall Street, indicated on Tuesday it may diminish the Securities and Exchange Commission's ability to get back ill-gotten profits reaped through defendants' misconduct. The court's conservative wing peppered the government during a one-hour argument with...

  • The federal appeals court in Denver ruled that Kokesh must pay the full amount to the SEC. Lawyers for Kokesh say the five-year window should reduce his payment to just $5 million because the SEC did not bring charges against him until 2009.. The SEC argues the time limit doesn't apply because it's not assessing a penalty, only trying to recover illicit profits.

  • Francis hospital's problems have advocates promising to push again to expand the state's Medicaid program under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Brownback and a local hospital board member said expanding Medicaid, which provides coverage for the poor, disabled and elderly, would not save St. Francis would be a stronger hospital...

  • Citing leaked internal emails, The Times newspaper reported staff at Aspen discussed destroying supplies of life-saving cancer medicines during a price dispute with the Spanish health service in 2014.. Aspen, Africa's largest generic drugmaker, declined to comment on specific allegations because it could be in breach of sub-judice laws that apply to...

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • OTTAWA, April 13- Canada was on track to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018 after the government put forward legislation on Thursday that will see it regulate production but left the details of how the drug will be sold up to the provinces. Recreational marijuana has been legalized in some U.S. states, including Colorado and Washington, but Canada...