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  • Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    As people in countries such as China, India and Indonesia get wealthier they are increasingly turning to air travel for vacation or business, creating an enormous financial opportunity for the airlines. The number of passengers worldwide could more than double, to 7.3 billion a year, in the next two decades, according to the International Air Transport...

  • Woodward misses Street 3Q forecasts Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. _ Woodward Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $43.8 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 71 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $537.2 million.

  • Drought dings quality of winter wheat in Northwest Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 12:19 PM ET

    HELENA, Mont.— Intense drought conditions have shrunk the kernels and disrupted the proteins of winter wheat crops in Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the region that produces a fifth of the U.S. harvest. Blake Rowe, CEO of the Oregon Wheat Commission and Oregon Wheat Growers League, said the heat wave in May and June caused Oregon's prominent soft white winter...

  • DENVER— Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. And because the crop has been illegal for so long, neither growers nor scientists have any reliable research to help fight the infestations. There's nothing, "said Frank Conrad, lab director for Colorado Green Lab, a pot-testing lab in Denver.

  • Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world are meeting at the Vatican Tuesday to bask in the star power of eco-Pope Francis and commit to reducing global warming and helping the urban poor deal with its effects. Already, the Vatican has engaged Nobel science laureates, global faith leaders, the U.N. leadership, eco-friendly businesses and...

  • This table contains projected and actual enrollment figures for the newly eligible Medicaid population in the 30 states and the District of Columbia that have opted to expand the program under the federal Affordable Care Act. Where available, it also provides the estimated and revised cost of paying for the program during the 2017 fiscal year, when states...

  • Problems keep piling up for Veterans Affairs Department Saturday, 18 Jul 2015 | 3:11 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Department of Veterans Affairs faces a serious numbers problem— multiple, in fact. Congress approved a sweeping overhaul of the department in response to headline-grabbing woes, but the VA continues to be plagued by missteps, including an internal report indicating that nearly one-third of veterans with pending applications for VA health...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Utah attorneys defending a hotly contested law banning minimum prices for contact lenses argued this week that the state has the right to regulate industry price-fixing even if the products are sold to customers elsewhere. Any sales by Utah- based retailers are in-state transactions, no matter where the contacts are shipped, the Utah Attorney...

  • CoBiz posts 2Q profit Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    DENVER _ CoBiz Financial Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $7.4 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.

  • Jeanne Achille used to find business travel "really depressing" because she never got to sightsee in the places she was visiting. But these days, Achille, CEO of The Devon Group, which does public relations and marketing for tech firms, is "quite intentional" about flying in early for a business trip or staying over an extra day "to squeeze in a side trip, a spa visit, try...

  • Two hackers have scored a million frequent-flier miles each on United Airlines for finding security holes in the airline's computer systems. United spokesman Luke Punzenberger said Thursday that two people have received the maximum award of 1 million miles each and others got smaller awards. United has suffered several major problems with technology...

  • APNewsBreak: New rule to protect streams near coal mines Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 11:11 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration proposed new regulations Thursday designed to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation's streams, a long-anticipated move that met quick resistance from Republicans, even as the administration projected only modest job losses in coal country. In describing the proposed rule's impact, the...

  • DENVER— Colorado is known for pushing boundaries on marijuana, but health officials' decision to reject pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder shows the issue is far from settled. The state Board of Health voted 6-2 Wednesday against adding PTSD to the list of ailments eligible for treatment with medical marijuana. The Department of Health and...

  • NEW YORK, July 15- Nelson Peltz, chief executive of hedge fund Trian Fund Management, said on Wednesday that losing a proxy battle with DuPont Co has proven to be a major blow to shareholders. "It has been a significant loss for shareholders," Peltz said at the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha Conference in New York. Peltz also said that PepsiCo was...

  • UPDATE 2-Pluto probe survives encounter, phones home Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 9:18 PM ET

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passed by the ice-and-rock planetoid and its entourage of five moons at 7:49 a.m. EDT. But right on time, New Horizons made radio contact with flight controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab outside Baltimore, sparking a wave of shouts and applause from an overflow crowd gathered to watch the drama...

  • Vancouver- based Cannabix Technologies Inc, founded by a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, expects to be first out of the gate with a "pot breathalyzer"- a handheld device similar to those used to detect alcohol. Other hopefuls, such as Colorado- based Lifeloc Technologies Inc and a chemistry professor-PhD student duo at Washington State University,...

  • July 10- US Airways will become history on Oct. 17, as the carrier's flight reservations move over to American Airlines in one of the last steps in the creation of the world's largest airline. The last two flights on subsidiary US Airways are scheduled to leave at 9:55 p.m. local time on Oct. 16, from San Francisco to Philadelphia and from Phoenix to Denver.

  • US Airways schedules final flights for Oct. 16 Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    July 10- US Airways has scheduled its final two flights ever for the night of Oct. 16, setting an end date for a major part of its integration with American Airlines. Parent American Airlines Group Inc, formed by the two airlines' 2013 merger, said on Friday that it will have a single website, reservations system and brand starting on Oct. 17. The last two flights on...

  • Drillers added oil rigs in two of the four major U.S. shale oil basins- eight rigs in the Permian in West Texas and eastern New Mexico and one in the Niobrara in Colorado and Wyoming- and cut five rigs each in the other two basins- the Eagle Ford in South Texas and the Bakken in North Dakota and Montana. On Friday, crude futures traded between $52 and $54 a barrel in see-saw...

  • An app with high expectations Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 1:56 PM ET
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    One entrepreneur is lighting up the social networking space by combining tech with a love for cannabis.