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  • U.S. startup seeks crowdfunding to produce business jet Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 25- XTI Aircraft, a Denver, Colorado- based aerospace startup firm, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Tuesday to raise $50 million to fund the production of the TriFan 600, a six-seat fixed wing jet that can take off and land like a helicopter. The company's leaders include Jeffrey Pino, the former president of Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- U.S. single-family home prices rose a tad faster from a year ago in June, suggesting resilience in the housing sector as the Federal Reserve has stuck to a near-zero interest rate policy, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. Denver, San Francisco, and Dallas again experienced the biggest year-over-year home appreciation among the 20 cities...

  • US home prices rise steadily in June as sales pick up Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    Prices rose 10.2 percent in Denver, 9.5 percent in San Francisco and 8.2 percent in Dallas. Chicago posted the smallest gain, just 1.4 percent. The National Association of Realtors said last week that sales of existing homes rose 2 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.59 million, the fastest pace since February 2007.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- U.S. single-family home prices rose a tad faster from a year ago in June, suggesting resilience in the housing sector as the Federal Reserve has stuck to a near-zero interest rate policy, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. Denver, San Francisco, and Dallas again experienced the biggest year-over-year home appreciation among the 20 cities...

  • Navajo farmers reject use of water after mine spill Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 8:47 AM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— One of the largest communities of Navajo farmers along the San Juan River has voted to keep irrigation canals closed for at least a year following a spill of toxic sludge at a Colorado gold mine. The unanimous vote by more than 100 farmers in Shiprock, New Mexico, was heart-wrenching and guarantees the loss of many crops, Shiprock Chapter President...

  • US home rents rose in July as ownership market cooled Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    On a month-to-month basis, rents increased in Baltimore, Boston, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. By contrast, home values in those markets declined. The trend is most pronounced around Washington, where home values slipped on an annual as well as on a monthly basis. Over the past 12 months, the median home price in Washington fell 0.7 percent to $356,500.

  • Documents released by U.S. officials have revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency knew of the potential for a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine more than a year before a government cleanup team accidentally triggered such a release earlier this month. About 3 million gallons of water from the mine flowed into Colorado's Animas...

  • EPA knew of 'blowout' risk for tainted water at gold mine Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | 12:42 AM ET

    The EPA released the documents late Friday following weeks of prodding from The Associated Press and other media organizations. The plan was produced by Environmental Restoration LLC, a private contractor working for the EPA. EPA spokeswoman Melissa Harrison said Saturday she could not immediately answer questions about the matter.

  • President Barack Obama signed a federal declaration of emergency for Washington state on Friday, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate relief efforts in 11 counties and several Indian reservations hard hit by wildfires. The Okanogan Complex includes the so-called Twisp River fire,...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week increased by one to 885.. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, North Dakota and Oklahoma each gained three rigs and Alaska, California, Kansas and Wyoming each gained one. Texas lost six rigs, Pennsylvania declined by two and...

  • Economic issues occupied a small portion of the GOP's first presidential primary debate last month, a stark contrast from the primary debates of 2012, which focused heavily on jobs and the economy. In Nevada, which will pick Republican and Democratic nominees Feb. 20, unemployment is still high at 6.8 percent. Nevada has added about 45,000 jobs in the past year,...

  • North Dakota is leading a lawsuit filed on June 29 challenging an Obama administration rule that gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. District Judge Ralph Erickson in North Dakota to suspend the new guidelines they claim are...

  • PHOENIX— The tiny seedling was brought over from Eastern Europe and parts of Asia nearly 200 years ago and planted along riverbanks across the United States, mostly in the Southwest, to prevent erosion. It was brought to the U.S. as a method to prevent erosion along bodies of water like the Colorado River. The invasive plant is difficult to eradicate because of its...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 21- Top shale oil producer Pioneer Natural Resources Co has found an unusual way to both save water and cut costs for its wells: tapping the treated runoff from toilets, sinks and showers in west Texas. Producers are also trying to mitigate long-term risks of water scarcity in the arid Permian Basin of West Texas, where the top U.S. oilfield is situated.

  • The EPA said in recent days that poisons including lead and thallium have been detected in river sediment samples collected from the Animas River, which travels from Colorado into northern New Mexico, joining the San Juan River before emptying into Lake Powell along the Utah- Arizona border. In Colorado, contaminants exceeding drinking-water standards were...

  • Theater chain checks bags nationwide after shootings Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 7:29 AM ET
    Members of The Nashville Fire Department and Metro Police enter Hickory Hollow Cinemas on August 5, 2015 in Antioch, Tennessee.

    Movie theater chain Regal Entertainment Group has begun to check bags in response to shootings at theaters around the country.

  • Colorado rebrands anti-pot campaign for kids Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 4:03 AM ET

    Marijuana isn't evil, but teens aren't ready for it: That's the theme of a new effort by Colorado to educate youths about the newly legal drug. Colorado launched a rebranding effort Thursday that seeks to keep people under 21 away from pot. It's a second try for Colorado when it comes to keeping minors away from marijuana.

  • LOS ANGELES— Movie theater chain Regal Entertainment Group has begun to check bags in response to shootings at theaters around the country, a procedure it acknowledged on its website was "not without flaws" and would inconvenience guests but provide better security. It's unclear when the policy began, but several local TV stations reported online that...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Brooklyn Brewery, the craft beer maker operating from New York City's most populous borough, resisted taking money from investment firms for almost three decades, according to co-founder and Chairman Steve Hindy. The $19.6 billion U.S. craft beer market grew by about 18 percent in barrel volume in 2014, according to the Brewers Association.

  • Reflecting plans announced in May and June, when U.S. crude futures averaged $60 a barrel, drillers added two oil rigs in the week ended Aug. 14, bringing the total count up to 672, the highest since early May, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said in its closely followed report. Drillers added oil rigs in two of the four major U.S. shale oil basins, with five in the...