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  • DENVER— Beer maker Molson Coors Brewing said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit nearly doubled aa it sold a brewery in Canada. Molson Coors, based in Denver, sells Coors Light, Blue Moon and other beers in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Molson Coors reported net income of $158.8 million, or 78 cents per share, in the three months ending March 31, compared...

  • DENVER— Colorado's battle over who should regulate fracking— and how much— now shifts to the November election after the state Supreme Court overturned attempts by local governments to impose their own rules. The court ruled Monday that a ban on fracking in Longmont and a five-year moratorium in Fort Collins are invalid because they conflict with state law.

  • FORT COLLINS, Colo. _ Advanced Energy Industries Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $22.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $96.3 million.

  • BOULDER, Colo. _ Nivalis Therapeutics Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $7.8 million in its first quarter. The Boulder, Colorado- based company said it had a loss of 51 cents per share. Keywords: Nivalis Therapeutics, Earnings Report.

  • A study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs includes a list of the 10 U.S. hospitals with the highest profit from patient care services in fiscal year 2013.. To calculate the rankings, co-authors Ge Bai of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and Gerard F. Anderson of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore,...

  • CHICAGO— Seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits, according to new research, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital tax exemptions are headed for a contentious court battle that soon could determine whether medical facilities are paying their fair share of taxes. The research comes as cities in New Jersey, Michigan and Wisconsin...

  • The court ruled that a ban on fracking in Longmont and a five-year moratorium in Fort Collins are invalid because they conflict with state law. The cases before the Supreme Court were an outright ban on fracking approved by Longmont voters in 2012 and the moratorium imposed by Fort Collins voters in 2013. The Colorado Oil and Gas Association sued both cities,...

  • LITTLETON, Colo. _ Vista Gold Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $714,000 in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Littleton, Colorado- based company said it had a loss of 1 cent. Keywords: Vista Gold, Earnings Report.

  • Daytona Beach, Florida- based iGun Technology Corp. has been developing a "smart gun," a firearm that uses a ring with a chip in it to send a signal to a circuit board embedded in the firearm so that only an authorized user can fire the gun. Armatix GmbH of Unterfoehring, Germany, has developed a handgun that uses a watch that sends signals to the handgun.

  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path. Mossberg's iGun Technology Corp., based in Daytona Beach, Florida, relies on a simple piece of jewelry— a ring— that "talks" to a circuit board imbedded in a firearm to let it know the user is...

  • Daytona Beach, Florida- based iGun Technology Corp. has been developing a "smart gun," a firearm that uses a ring with a chip in it to send a signal to a circuit board embedded in the firearm so that only an authorized user can fire the gun. Armatix GmbH of Unterfoehring, Germany, has developed a handgun that uses a watch that sends signals to the handgun.

  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path. Mossberg's iGun Technology Corp., based in Daytona Beach, Florida, relies on a simple piece of jewelry— a ring— that "talks" to a circuit board imbedded in a firearm to let it know the user is...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Berkshire Hathaway's idiosyncrasies were on display this weekend, as tens of thousands of people filled an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for several hours Saturday at the conglomerate's annual meeting. No other company can match the crowds who attend Berkshire's meeting, the 51- year-tenure of its top two...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday 332 rigs sought oil and 87 explored for natural gas. Kansas, Louisiana, Texas and West Virginia were down two apiece. Alaska, Arkansas, California, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • The Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month authorized the Northeast Region Unmanned Aircraft System unit in Grand Forks to fly anywhere in the country. Alan Frazier, the chief pilot and architect of the unmanned aircraft program for the Grand Forks unit, said the agency's pilots and sensor operators are able and willing to hop on a plane with its...

  • GOLDEN, Colo. _ Golden Minerals Co. on Friday reported a loss of $6.3 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Golden, Colorado- based company said it had a loss of 10 cents. Keywords: Golden Minerals, Earnings Report.

  • The analysis by the Washington Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County found that greenhouse gas emissions— from facility operations to when the coal is burned in Asia— would increase by 2.5 million metric tons each year when the project is fully running. Other concerns include increased vessel traffic as 840 ships a year are added, and a potential for train...

  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. _ The Spectranetics Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $17.3 million in its first quarter. Spectranetics expects full-year results to range from a loss of $1.14 per share to a loss of $1.03 per share, with revenue in the range of $254 million to $266 million. Spectranetics shares have increased 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BOULDER, Colo. _ Dynamic Materials Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $413,000 in its first quarter. For the current quarter ending in July, Dynamic Materials said it expects revenue in the range of $44.7 million. Dynamic Materials shares have climbed 27 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DENVER _ Apartment Investment and Management Co. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 55 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in July, Apartment Investment Management expects its per-share funds from...