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  • Feb 24- North Dakota oil producer Whiting Petroleum Corp said on Wednesday it will suspend all fracking and spend 80 percent less this year, the biggest cutback to date by a major U.S. shale company reacting to the plunge in crude prices. The cuts will have a big impact in North Dakota, where Whiting is the largest producer. Denver- based Whiting said it will stop...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Annualized U.S. single-family home prices rose less than expected in November, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. "While home prices continue to rise, the pace is slowing a bit," said David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Home prices in three U.S. cities, San Francisco, Denver and...

  • Feb 22- A federal appeals court endorsed a Colorado law designed to make it easier for the state to collect sales taxes on out-of-state purchases made over the Internet. Monday's decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver reversed a lower court ruling that blocked Colorado from enforcing its so-called "Amazon tax" law, named for online retailer...

  • Feb 22- A federal appeals court endorsed a Colorado law designed to make it easier for the state to collect sales taxes on out-of-state purchases made over the Internet. Monday's decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver reversed a lower court ruling that blocked Colorado from enforcing its so-called "Amazon tax" law, named for online retailer...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- As U.S. stocks continue to struggle in 2016, equities are showing some signs selling pressure may be reaching an end. Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago, views that as a positive sign. "My suspicion is that you are seeing institutions nibble at extremely compressed valuations," said Peter Kenny, equity market...

  • *Asahi eyes overseas expansion beer sales fall in Japan. TOKYO/ LONDON, Feb 10- Asahi Group Holdings Ltd is in exclusive talks to buy SABMiller's Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands for 2.55 billion euros, it said on Wednesday, as the Japanese company aims to offset slow growth at home. With Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime, Asahi would get sizeable footholds in the...

  • TOKYO/ BRUSSELS, Feb 10- Asahi Group Holdings Ltd has offered to buy SABMiller's Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands for 2.55 billion euros, it said on Wednesday, as the Japanese company seeks to offset slow growth at home. Asahi is Japan's biggest brewer with a 38 percent market share, but the company has sought growth outside of Japan where a shrinking...

  • Super Bowl ticket prices dropping

    TiqIQ Founder & CEO Jesse Lawrence, discusses dropping, but still expensive, Super Bowl 50 game day tickets, ahead of the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Woman tending to her commercial cannabis crop in an indoor grow facility in Denver, Colorado.

    Pot is illegal on the federal level, but the IRS code states, "Marijuana businesses are required to file federal income tax returns."

  • *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....

  • *House prices rise 5.8 percent in November from year ago. NEW YORK, Jan 26- U.S. consumer confidence improved in January despite a stock market rout and house prices accelerated in November, suggesting underlying strength in the economy despite a sharp growth slowdown in recent months. "Households remain quite upbeat about the economic prospects and, given the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- Annualized U.S. single-family home prices rose more than expected in November and at the fastest pace in 16 months, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. Home prices in three U.S. cities, Dallas, Denver and Portland, Oregon, are now at record levels, the survey showed. San Francisco matched its previous peak and Charlotte, North Carolina, is less...

  • The S&P 500 has already fallen as much as 9 percent this year, with stocks battered by concerns over China's slowing economy, plunging oil prices and Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer's comments that he expected about four rate hikes this year. But investors expect the Fed may soften its tone on interest rates when it concludes a two-day meeting on Wednesday,...

  • Jan 7- Joseph Nacchio, the former Qwest Communications International chief executive, on Thursday won a $14.2 million jury verdict against a Goldman Sachs Group Inc unit and financial adviser over the sale of life insurance policies, his law firm said. Nacchio and his wife accused Goldman's Ayco financial planning unit and their former adviser David...

  • Jan 7- Joseph Nacchio, the former Qwest Communications International chief executive, has won a $14.2 million jury verdict against a Goldman Sachs Group Inc unit and financial adviser over the sale of life insurance policies, his law firm said on Thursday. Nacchio and his wife said Goldman's Ayco financial planning unit and their former adviser David...

  • *Says norovirus contamination in California being probed. Jan 6- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, under scrutiny for months over outbreaks of foodborne illness across several U.S. states, said on Wednesday it was served with a grand jury subpoena in a federal criminal probe linked to a norovirus case in California last year. Maxim Group analyst Stephen Anderson said...

  • The conventional wisdom is that "strippers" would be the first to fold in the face of oil's slide below $40 given their tiny size- some may pump as little as few hundred dollars' worth of oil a day- limited access to capital and high costs compared with bigger, more efficient shale producers. "The small operators of the stripper wells are pretty resilient," says Mike...

  • Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos

    Does Peyton Manning have legal standing against a report that claims he used illegal HGH?