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  • M.D.C. Holdings misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:23 AM ET

    DENVER _ M.D.C. Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $22.6 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. M.D.C. Holdings shares have fallen 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • UDR reports 4Q results Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:57 PM ET

    The real estate investment trust, based in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, said it had funds from operations of $123.3 million, or 42 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 42 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $222.1 million.

  • Chipotle beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:35 PM ET

    DENVER _ Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $67.9 million. The average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.85 per share. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1 billion.

  • As Chipotle reported continuing sales declines on Tuesday, the embattled chain also said the scope of a previously disclosed federal criminal investigation has widened beyond a single restaurant in California. Previously, it had said it was served a subpoena in relation to a California restaurant, where there was a norovirus outbreak over the summer.

  • Mesa Labs posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 8:57 AM ET

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. _ Mesa Laboratories Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $2.4 million. Mesa Labs shares have increased 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Mesa Labs, Earnings Report.

  • Array BioPharma reports 2Q loss Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 7:30 AM ET

    BOULDER, Colo. _ Array BioPharma Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $24.2 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 6 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $43.6 million.

  • The Chilean Health Ministry says all three Zika cases reported Tuesday were contracted outside Chile. It says one person was infected while traveling in Venezuela, one in Colombia and one in Brazil. The World Health Organization says Zika is likely to spread to every country in the Americas where the Aedes aegypti is found.

  • Advanced Energy beats 4Q profit forecasts Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 5:26 PM ET

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. _ Advanced Energy Industries Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $36.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Fort Collins, Colorado- based company said it had profit of 89 cents. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday the most recent illness reported to the agency started on Dec. 1. Denver- based Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. undertook an aggressive revamping of food preparation methods at its more than 1,900 locations. Its stock rallied following the CDC announcement, closing Monday up $19.67, or 4.3 percent, at...

  • LOS ANGELES— Dwayne Angebrandt wasn't all that surprised when his bosses at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asked their expert on sex trafficking to put together a public presentation on how to spot the signs of it. What really took him aback was the audience he was asked to deliver it to: a group of strip-club operators. But as the special agent in charge of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 1- We all like to moan and complain about how there is not enough money in our budgets at the end of the month. Separate out households from commercial entities like restaurants, and around 20 percent of what we purchase at the supermarket eventually finds its way into the trash bin, estimates Dana Gunders, senior scientist at the National Resources...

  • Facebook moves to ban gun sales on social network Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 | 11:03 AM ET
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    Facebook is banning private gun sales on its network and Instagram, moving to clamp down on unlicensed gun transactions, The NY Times reports.

  • *Morgan Stanley on UK bear markets: http://reut.rs/1PAPXHU. LONDON, Jan 27- Good news for investors rattled by the "bear market" in many stock indices is that the selling may only last a few months-- the bad news is that another big lurch lower is likely and that previous peaks will not be revisited for years. Worries over China, collapsing oil prices and rising U.S....

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- Biotech's biggest companies could help restore investor confidence in the beaten-up industry as they report quarterly results starting this week. Valuations suggest biotech shares could be closing in on a bottom, and some analysts said strong results could clear the way for potential buyers. "If you do see sentiment returning to the large caps...

  • *House prices rise 5.8 percent in November from year ago. NEW YORK, Jan 26- U.S. consumer confidence improved in January despite a stock market rout and house prices accelerated in November, suggesting underlying strength in the economy despite a sharp growth slowdown in recent months. "Households remain quite upbeat about the economic prospects and, given the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- Annualized U.S. single-family home prices rose more than expected in November and at the fastest pace in 16 months, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. Home prices in three U.S. cities, Dallas, Denver and Portland, Oregon, are now at record levels, the survey showed. San Francisco matched its previous peak and Charlotte, North Carolina, is less...

  • YOUR MONEY-Just how smart can you make your home? Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 9:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 26- Carlos Espinosa, a design professional based in Boulder, Colorado, has a completely decked-out "smart" home- light switches he can control from his mobile phone, a security system, moisture detectors that alert him to leaks and integrated stereo speakers. Smart home gizmos are poised to make up a $60 billion segment of the global industry, according...

  • UPDATE 1-Sprint slashes 2,500 jobs to cut costs Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 4:08 PM ET

    Jan 25- Sprint Corp has axed at least 2,500 jobs across six customer care centers and its Kansas headquarters as part of its plan to cut $2.5 billion in costs, a company spokeswoman said on Monday. The job cuts, mostly in customer care, also include 574 positions at Sprint's headquarters at Overland Park, Kansas, Sprint spokeswoman Michelle Boyd said.

  • The S&P 500 has already fallen as much as 9 percent this year, with stocks battered by concerns over China's slowing economy, plunging oil prices and Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer's comments that he expected about four rate hikes this year. But investors expect the Fed may soften its tone on interest rates when it concludes a two-day meeting on Wednesday,...

  • Jan 21- U.S. regulators have asked a federal judge in Nevada to order a professional racecar driver and various entities he and his late brother controlled to pay more than $1.32 billion for engaging in a scheme to deceive payday lending customers. The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday filed papers in federal court in Las Vegas seeking to force Scott Tucker...