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  • U.S. home prices on a tear

    Home prices in the U.S. grew to 5.9% year-over-year in January.

  • A United Airlines 787 aircraft.

    A Twitter storm prompted by an overheard conversation could have been containable, a social media expert says.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 ½ years, as a tight supply of houses for sale spurred bidding wars in many cities. The Federal Reserve implemented its third rate hike in two years March 15, but economists at S&P Dow Jones Indices say higher rates won't slow sales until later this year.

  • NEW YORK— Don't mess with our stretch, United Airlines, or risk the wrath of leggings lovers. The social media matter of The Kids in Leggings vs. That's when one Shannon Watts said on Twitter she had witnessed a gate agent refusing to let two girls board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their leggings.

  • NEW YORK, March 27- Bill Gross has reached a roughly $81 million settlement of his lawsuit against Pacific Investment Management Co, ending a bitter 2-1/ 2- year drama over the well-known bond investor's abrupt departure from one of the world's biggest asset managers. Gross, who now works for Denver- based Janus Capital Group Inc, left Pimco following negative...

  • DENVER— United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their attire. Comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted that she would change her United flight bookings to other airlines for a tour next month...

  • TEHRAN, Iran— Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the U.S. It also said any of the company's assets in Iran could be seized. They included ITT Corp.,...

  • DENVER— Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. The bill would allow Colorado's 500 or so licensed recreational pot growers to instantly reclassify their weed. A switch would cost the state more than...

  • The hotels will feature modern, sleek interiors and communal areas, and offer rooms at $200 to $300 a night, about half what it costs at some hotels in Trump's luxury chain. It's in the Trump boys' DNA, "said Trump Hotels CEO Eric Danziger. Instead, their company, the Trump Organization, plans to get local real estate developers and their investors to foot the bill, as do...

  • DENVER— Colorado regulators can put more weight on protecting public health and the environment when they draw up rules for oil and gas drilling, the state's second-highest court said Thursday, giving environmentalists and others a new tool to argue for stricter regulations. However, the ruling in a lawsuit filed by six young plaintiffs could face a review by...

  • Denver Health Medical Center, for example, opened a new $26.9 million clinic in the city's southwest in 2016 to provide care to an area lacking in health services and saw more patients within six months than it had expected over two years. But since November's election, when Republicans swept the White House and Congress, Denver Health has deferred $73.7 million-...

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. and Britain, citing concerns about terrorist attacks, are not allowing passengers on some flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to bring laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags. The U.S. ban applies to nonstop U.S.-bound flights from 10 international airports in Amman,...

  • Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said Tuesday he taught his law school students about inappropriate questions from prospective employers, contradicting a student who accused him of showing a lack of respect for working women during a classroom discussion about family planning and the workplace. Gorsuch's views were echoed to The Associated Press by...

  • NEW YORK— You might have expected the Trump Organization to tap the brakes on expansion plans given all the criticism over potential conflicts of interest while its owner sits in the Oval Office. The hotels will feature modern, sleek interiors and communal areas, and offer rooms at $200 to $300 a night, about half what it costs at some hotels in Trump's luxury chain.

  • WASHINGTON— Lawmakers questioning Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at his Senate confirmation are asking about something called "Chevron deference." But it is a legal concept Gorsuch has addressed as a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver since 2006.. The basic idea is that Congress writes laws that often aren't crystal clear.

  • The ban was revealed Monday in statements from Royal Jordanian Airlines and the official news agency of Saudi Arabia. A U.S. official told The Associated Press the ban will apply to nonstop flights to the U.S. from 10 international airports serving the cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca in Morocco; Doha in Qatar; Riyadh and...

  • John Charlesworth, Patrick Flynn, Darlene Friedman and Stephen Gillett have opted to stay off the ballot for the May 25 election, Chipotle said. The company said the latest move was not the result of influence from Ackman's New York- based hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital Management LP, with a 10 percent stake that makes it Chipotle's largest shareholder.

  • Prospective home buyers view a kitchen while touring a house for sale in Helotes, Texas.

    It's cold outside, but hot indoors, as housing experts say this might be the best time to sell (and a good time to buy).

  • March 17- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, which has been under pressure from activist shareholder Bill Ackman, on Friday said four of its 12 directors would not stand for re-election at the burrito chain's upcoming shareholder meeting. John Charlesworth, Patrick Flynn, Darlene Friedman and Stephen Gillett have opted not to be on the ballot for the May 25 election,...

  • Ackman's hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital, is one of Chipotle's largest shareholders, owning a more than 10 percent stake in the chain. In a filing Friday, Chipotle said the four members who won't seek re-election in May are John Charlesworth, Patrick Flynn, Darlene Friedman and Stephen Gillett. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., based in Denver, is trying to win back...