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  • NEW YORK— Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18- year-old took a dive from his family's boat into an unseen sandbar barely a foot below the surface, sustaining injuries that paralyzed him from the chest down. Some 2,000 people with disabilities— elated...

  • As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 9:43 AM ET

    DENVER— The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. In New York City this past week, liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to limit the number of Uber drivers on the streets, only to be rebuked by the state's more centrist governor, Andrew Cuomo. But the bright-blue...

  • BOSTON— A day after the country's second major theater shooting in recent history, some rattled observers shunned future movie outings, but others on Friday kept lining up at box offices around the country and vowed not to be kept away by fear. "You can't live your life like it's always going to happen," said Aaron Dicks, 31, who was at an AMC theater in Roseville,...

  • EXCLUSIVE-Atkins Nutritionals heads for IPO -sources Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    July 24- Atkins Nutritionals Inc plans to pursue an initial public offering after an effort to sell the U.S. maker of protein bars, shakes and frozen meals did not meet its price expectations, according to people familiar with the matter. Atkins' private equity owner, Roark Capital Management LLC, is now seeking a valuation of roughly $1 billion, including debt, for...

  • GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.— United Airlines says no mechanical or technical problems were found after a plane headed to Los Angeles from Denver made an emergency landing in Grand Junction, Colorado, on Wednesday. Others continued to Los Angeles on a different plane. Grand Junction Fire Department spokesman Shawn Montgomery says firefighters tested for toxic gases...

  • CoreSite reports 2Q results Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    DENVER _ CoreSite Realty Corp. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 64 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $71.3 million.

  • Shares in Janus Capital Group fall as assets slip Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    DENVER— Janus Capital reported higher second-quarter net income and revenue on Thursday, helped by an increase in fees for managing investments. The Denver- based company reported net income of $43.1 million for the three months ending in June, up from $35.1 million a year ago. Investors' followed Bill Gross, the legendary bond investor, when he left Pacific...

  • The parent-kid pot talk from inside the industry Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 1:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Soon after Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, Todd Mitchem's son proposed using the plant for a horticulture project at his Montessori school in Denver. School officials said no way, despite support from dad, a regular weed user and chief executive of a dating app and social network for fellow enthusiasts. That was early 2013. Now, pot is...

  • Flight makes emergency landing after passengers feel ill Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.— A flight from Denver to Los Angeles was diverted to Grand Junction on Wednesday after a number of passengers reported feeling ill. United Airlines spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm said the crew of the Airbus A320 deployed oxygen masks and decided to land in the western Colorado city. Jeremy Kissinger, an event coordinator on his way to Los Angeles...

  • NEW YORK, July 22- When choosing retirement locales, a few factors pop to mind: climate, amenities, proximity to grandchildren, access to quality healthcare. Chris Cooper had something else to consider- marijuana laws. So when Cooper, 57, was looking for a place to retire, he ended up in San Diego, since California allows medical marijuana.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Harbinger Capital Partners, the hedge fund firm run by Philip Falcone, filed a new lawsuit accusing satellite TV company Dish Network Corp and its chairman, Charles Ergen, of illegally trying to strip it of control of wireless company LightSquared during its bankruptcy. The reorganization called for Harbinger to retain a 44.5 percent equity...

  • Harbinger sues Dish, Ergen over LightSquared Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 21- Harbinger Capital Partners, the hedge fund firm run by Philip Falcone, has filed a new lawsuit accusing satellite TV company Dish Network Corp and its chairman, Charles Ergen, of illegally trying to strip it of control of the bankrupt wireless company LightSquared. The lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court seeks at least $1.5...

  • 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...

  • July 3- A medical transport helicopter crashed during a take-off on Friday in Colorado, killing the pilot and seriously injuring two others on board, authorities said. The Flight for Life Helicopter was taking off early afternoon from St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, about 70 miles west of Denver, when it crashed, according to Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue...

  • NEW YORK, July 1- Star bond fund manager Bill Gross will be getting help running his struggling Janus Capital Group Inc mutual fund from Kapstream Capital Pty Ltd's Kumar Palghat, Janus said on Wednesday after acquiring a majority stake in Kapstream. Gross, who began managing the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund in October, will continue to be primary...

  • *Consumer confidence increases solidly in June. NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. consumer confidence increased solidly in June, with households upbeat about the labor market, supporting views the economy was back on firmer footing after wobbling at the start of the year. "Consumer spirits are soaring right now showing the economy is on track for further gains this year," said...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. single-family home prices rose in April from a year earlier but at a slower pace than forecast, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. Denver and San Francisco posted the strongest year-over-year gains, with prices in Denver up 10.3 percent and prices in San Francisco rising 10 percent. "Home prices continue to rise across the country, but...

  • U.S. home prices rise in April -S&P/Case-Shiller Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. single-family home prices rose in April from a year earlier but at a slower pace than forecast, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. Denver and San Francisco posted the strongest year-over-year gains, with prices in Denver up 10.3 percent and prices in San Francisco rising 10 percent. "Home prices continue to rise across the country, but...

  • NEW YORK, June 24- When Kristi Sullivan quizzed her husband about how much money she made last year, the Denver financial planner was shocked to discover he was off by a wide margin. Although they have been married for 18 years, with two kids, her hubby missed the mark by $8,000. Boston- based money managers Fidelity Investments asked that very question in its...