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  • DENVER— The Latest on a fatal oil tank fire in northern Colorado:. John Hickenlooper says two deadly northern Colorado oil and gas explosions in recent weeks are unrelated. Thursday's fire at an oil tank battery, which is a collection of tanks that receive crude oil production from a well, killed one worker and burned three others in the town of Mead.

  • DENVER— An oil tank explosion in northern Colorado killed a worker and burned three others, shooting up flames just miles away from an unrelated gas blast last month and prompting fresh questions about safety in one of Colorado's largest industries— oil and gas extraction. Anadarko Petroleum Co. said the facility in Mead, about 40 miles north of Denver, was not in...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday appeared to tilt slightly in favor of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's arguments that its structure does not violate the Constitution, in one of two cases that could weigh on the policing of Wall Street. A crowded courtroom at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit...

  • In an order dated May 22, Wall Street's top regulator said it would suspend any cases in which a defendant will have an option to appeal a case before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers the states of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming. The SEC's order comes after that same appeals court earlier this month declined to reconsider the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended some of its pending in-house court cases, after a Denver- based federal appeals court found the agency had violated the Constitution in how it hired its administrative law judges. In an order dated May 22, the SEC said it would suspend any cases in which a defendant will have an option to...

  • *Wall Street rises as Trump federal budget plan released. NEW YORK, May 23- Wall Street rose on Tuesday as investors were relieved by the release of President Donald Trump's budget proposal and oil prices inched up in spite of a White House proposal to sell half the country's petroleum reserves. "People will keep an eye on any sort of indication of corporate tax...

  • LOS ANGELES— A man acted strangely long before he caused a disturbance on a plane that prompted fighter jets to accompany it to Hawaii, but a lack of communication and an airline's hesitancy to be caught on video booting a passenger could have played a role in allowing him to fly, experts say. Anil Uskanli, 25, of Turkey, had purchased a ticket at an airline counter in...

  • DENVER— An energy company will build a pipeline to transport crude oil from a huge well complex inside a Colorado city before production starts, officials said Monday, easing the anxiety of nearby residents who feared noisy trucks would haul away the petroleum around the clock. Extraction Oil& Gas spokesman Brian Cain said the company always planned to build a...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Want to know how much money governments give away in corporate tax breaks? The nonprofit Government Accounting Standards Board changed its guidelines beginning in 2016 to require reporting of economic development tax breaks. "Before you get to the question of whether they're getting their money's worth, you have to know how much is being spent,"...

  • Pilot models of the Uber self-driving car is displayed at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center on September 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Autonomous vehicles could reshape development and city planning more than the introduction of the automobile, Curbed reports.

  • NEW YORK— Target, Wal-Mart and Amazon are engaged in a game of shipping tag, each trying to adjust their free threshold and other shipping strategies to a level that can lure shoppers away from one of the other. Minneapolis- based Target has the furthest to go as it tries to put itself in better competition with Amazon, the undisputed online leader, and Wal-Mart, which...

  • DENVER— The company that owns a gas well linked to a fatal home explosion in Colorado said Tuesday it will permanently disconnect other pipelines in the area like the one blamed in the explosion. Anadarko Petroleum, which owns the well, did not say how many pipelines would be disconnected. But the company has said it operates more than 3,000 similar wells in...

  • DENVER— A year after four pilots accused Frontier Airlines of not doing enough to help pregnant or nursing employees, two flight attendants on Tuesday filed similar discrimination complaints Tuesday accusing the Denver- based discount carrier of forbidding them from pumping breast milk while on flights. In documents filed with the U.S. Equal Employment...

  • The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver declined to rehear the case of Colorado businessman David Bandimere, which led to a major setback for the SEC amid attacks by defendants who question its administrative court system's fairness. Lucero said the three-judge panel's December ruling "presents a threat of disruption throughout our government" and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 1- Airbnb Inc and the city of San Francisco have settled a year-long lawsuit over a local ordinance forbidding the home-rental company from taking bookings from hosts who have not properly registered their homes. The settlement, which Airbnb announced during a call with reporters on Monday, marks the latest effort by the company to...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- Tiffany Cartagena said she was eating with her mixed-race girlfriend at a restaurant in Ohio last month when she heard nearby diners remark about the "monkey" at the next table. As Trump nears his 100th day in the White House after a campaign punctuated by his inflammatory comments about Muslims and immigrants, a number of Americans say U.S....

  • HOUSTON, April 27- Shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corp plunged on Thursday after the oil and natural gas producer said it would temporarily close more than 3,000 wells in Colorado in the wake of an explosion that killed two. A recently built home in Firestone, roughly 30 miles north of Denver, exploded on April 17. "Colorado residents must feel safe in their own homes,...

  • CHICAGO, April 27- At least 10 major U.S. airports say their rules prevent security officers from physically removing passengers from airplanes unless a crime is committed, meaning they would normally avoid incidents such as the one involving the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago. Officials at 10 of the busiest U.S. airports- in Atlanta,...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 25- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Tuesday reported a sharp rise in sales at its restaurants as it recovers from food safety lapses that drove away customers but disclosing a data breach erased some of the stock's after-hours rally. Chipotle shares leaped 7 percent in extended trading after first-quarter profit also blew past Wall Street's...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 25- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc reported on Tuesday a sharp rise in first-quarter sales at established restaurants as it recovers from food safety lapses that drove away customers and exposed weaknesses in its business. Shares in the burrito seller were up 6 percent in after-hours trading after it also reported quarterly profit that blew...