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  • HOUSTON/ RUNGE, Texas, July 14- Two years ago, Reg MacDonald's 20- day drilling classes were packed to capacity, with nearly 40 students eager to land lucrative jobs in the booming oil and gas industry. The latest rout in oil prices has been the last straw for many workers just getting back on their feet after the last downturn in 2008, said MacDonald, president of...

  • HOUSTON/ RUNGE, Texas, July 14- Two years ago, Reg MacDonald's 20- day drilling classes were packed to capacity, with nearly 40 students eager to land lucrative jobs in the booming oil and gas industry. The latest rout in oil prices has been the last straw for many workers just getting back on their feet after the last downturn in 2008, said MacDonald, president of...

  • July 12- The biggest challenge facing Airbnb is not the regulatory crackdown from cities such as New York, but blatant discrimination occurring on the company's platform, Chief Executive Brian Chesky said on Tuesday. Airbnb was late to acknowledge and address discrimination on the home- and apartment-renting website, Chesky said during the Fortune...

  • U.S. supporters celebrate after their loss to Germany after watching the match at FIFA Fan Fest on June 26, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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  • ASPEN, Colo., July 12- Magic Leap, a startup backed by technology powerhouses including Google and Alibaba that has raised more than $1.4 billion, has hired more than 600 employees and is close to starting production of its first "mixed reality" products. Speaking at the Fortune magazine technology conference in Aspen, Chief Executive Rony Abovitz said the company...

  • Colorado ranks 3rd for Top States

    CNBC’s Scott Cohn reports why Colorado gets some bragging rights in this year's Top States For Business competition.

  • ASPEN, Colo., July 11- The chief executive of WeWork said on Monday that the co-working office space provider would hit a revenue run-rate of $1 billion next year. WeWork, one of the biggest' unicorns'- startups worth more than $1 billion- recently raised more than $400 million at a valuation that sources pegged at more than $15 billion. Speaking at the Fortune...

  • GOOGLE NOTIFIES USERS OF 4,000 STATE-SPONSORED CYBER ATTACKS. July 11- A senior executive of Alphabet Inc's Google unit said on Monday that the company was notifying customers of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber attacks per month. Speaking at a Fortune magazine tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, Google senior vice president and Alphabet board member Diane...

  • ASPEN, Colo., July 11- General Motors Co and ride-hailing company Lyft Inc said on Monday they would expand their short-term rental program to California and Colorado, building on an effort that GM President Dan Ammann said has "dramatically exceeded expectations." It currently operates in Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. In a joint interview with...

  • Zackary Ryan Kuykendall and Jimmy Andrew Suggs have been arrested in connection with a wildfire that has destroyed at least three homes and three buildings north of Nederland in Boulder County.

    Two men were arrested Sunday in connection with a wildfire in Colorado that has charred more than 500 acres and forced nearly 2,000 people from their homes, authorities say.

  • July 11- General Motors Co and ride-hailing company Lyft Inc said they would expand their express drive program to California and Colorado. Express drive, a short-term rental program that makes GM cars available to Lyft drivers at affordable rates along with insurance and maintenance, will also include the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the extended-range...

  • The minutes for the June 14-15 meeting of the U.S. central bank, which took place before Britons voted to leave the European Union, showed widespread unease over the "Brexit" vote, as well as a severe slowdown in hiring by U.S. employers. Since the vote, stocks have been volatile on Wall Street, while investors have driven up safe-haven assets such as gold and yields on...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ DETROIT, June 30- Ride services company Lyft Inc is poised to take advantage of a surge of investor interest in the transportation service sector as it closes in on a possible sale of the company or new capital raise, people familiar with the situation said. Venture capitalists and corporate investors have poured nearly $28 billion into the ride...

  • John P. Morgridge made his fortune, estimated at $1 billion by Forbes, as chief executive of Cisco Systems Inc. The 83- year-old and his wife Tashia signed the Giving Pledge in 2010 to donate at least half of it. Morgridge's son John D., 53, and his wife Carrie, 49, head the Morgridge Family Foundation, a Denver- based philanthropy that supports causes like the Denver...

  • Hertz's deal with Uber will allow drivers in Los Angeles to rent cars from certain off-airport Hertz locations. The deal could be expanded to other areas in the United States, Hertz said. Hertz, which piloted a similar partnership with Lyft in Las Vegas and Denver last year, said it would also rent cars in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

  • The fast-casual chain hopes the addition will help boost sales and foot traffic at stores.

  • Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella speaks at a shareholders' meeting in Bellevue, Washington.

    Humans have a lot to contribute even in the face of artificial intelligence, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said.