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  • NEW YORK— Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures. "If you're feeling sick, especially if you've vomited, whether at work or at home, you need to let your manager or your field leader know right away," Moran...

  • DENVER— By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes. The contradiction is most evident when the rubber hits Colorado's aging and underfunded roads. "The budget battle here plays to people...

  • Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico, but most settled into the Animas riverbed before that, the EPA said in a preliminary report on the metals. The EPA said most of the metals consisted of small particles and came from Cement Creek, a tributary that carried the water from the mine to the Animas. An EPA- led cleanup crew...

  • Two compounds once used in nonstick cookware coatings, firefighting foam and other materials were detected in utilities serving about 69,000 people in the city of Fountain and an unincorporated community called Security-Widefield, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said. Officials at the communities' water districts said the chemicals would...

  • DCT reports 4Q results Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:46 PM ET

    DENVER _ DCT Industrial Trust Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 51 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $89.2 million.

  • Apartment Investment Management reports 4Q results Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:31 PM ET

    DENVER _ Apartment Investment and Management Co. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 59 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $241.1 million.

  • Royal Gold beats 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:13 PM ET

    DENVER _ Royal Gold Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $15.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Royal Gold shares have fallen 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that the E.coli outbreaks appeared to be over, but Chipotle now faces a nationwide federal probe into its food-safety practices. "While we do expect trends to sequentially improve behind a major PR and advertising campaign set to launch next week and the recent closing of the CDC E. coli...

  • In Colorado, fears about InBev's entry into craft beer Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:58 AM ET

    DENVER— In a former bakery south of downtown Denver, Matthew Fuerst makes beer flavored with ingredients like Hatch green chiles that he chops by hand. Fuerst worries InBev could use its distribution leverage and buying power to squeeze other craft beers out of liquor store shelves, discount its own craft beer line and buy up raw materials after its purchase...

  • Intrawest Resorts reports 2Q loss Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:45 AM ET

    DENVER _ Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $27.3 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 61 cents per share. Intrawest Resorts shares have climbed 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Nevada governor seeks change in sage grouse mining rule Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 4:00 AM ET

    RENO, Nev.— The governor of gold-rich Nevada is pressing the Obama administration to alter its sage grouse protection plan to free up thousands of mining claims by shrinking the restricted area in exchange for making other unprotected areas off limits, restoring burned out rangeland and reining in wild horse herds. Brian Sandoval maintains his alternative...

  • Guaranty Bancorp posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 5:59 PM ET

    DENVER _ Guaranty Bancorp on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $5.9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 28 cents per share. Guaranty Bancorp shares have fallen roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *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....

  • 'The X-Files' reaches more than 16 million on return Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 4:15 PM ET

    That game was seen by 45.7 million people on Sunday, the Nielsen company said. CBS' coverage of the AFC championship between New England and Denver wasn't in prime time, but it was seen by an average of 53.3 million viewers Sunday on CBS. CBS had 8.7 million, NBC had 4.9 million, ABC had 4 million, Univision had 2.1 million, the CW had 2 million, Telemundo had 1.5 million and...