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  • Nurse on flights may have had worse case of Ebola Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 11:37 PM ET

    DENVER— The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought. Barry Biffle emailed employees Friday about the findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Biffle says passengers on...

  • Ebola causing some people to change travel plans Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    The virus has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the current outbreak began several months ago. Several people who contracted the disease there have been treated in the United States, but only three cases have been diagnosed in the U.S., all in Dallas. Still, Ebola fear increased when officials disclosed that a nurse tested positive for the virus just over...

  • US rig count down 12 to 1,918 Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 12 this week to 1,918.. Oklahoma decreased by seven rigs, New Mexico was down four, Alaska was off two and Arkansas, California and North Dakota each dropped one. Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah were unchanged.

  • Oct 17- Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show. Voters in Colorado and Oregon weigh in on the issue in mid-term election voting on Nov. 6.

  • Oct 17- Shares of fiber network company Zayo Group Holdings Inc jumped as much as 20 percent in their market debut on Friday as investors bet on the growing demand from businesses for ultra-fast Internet. The stock touched a high of $22.85 on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the company at about $5.35 billion. The offering raised about $400 million after it was...

  • Zayo Group climbs in 1st day as public company Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Zayo Group Holdings Inc. are rising in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The bandwidth infrastructure services provider's shares priced at $19 each, below the projected range of $21 to $24 per share. The stock, trading under the "ZAYO" ticker symbol, added $3.35, or 18 percent, to $22.35 in Friday morning trading.

  • Goldman Sachs in talks to buy ETF provider: Sources Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:37 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs is in discussions to acquire IndexIQ, an exchange-traded fund provider, according to three sources familiar with the situation.

  • Hershey settles with Colorado edible pot company Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    The Hershey Co. filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in June against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC. The Denver Post reports that a settlement reached in September requires TinctureBelle to stop using those names and Hersey's brown, yellow and orange coloring for its products. Information from: The Denver Post,...

  • Theater shooting judge allows emotional testimony Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:41 PM ET

    CENTENNIAL, Colo.— The judge overseeing the Colorado theater shooting case says he won't tell victims not to show emotion when they testify during the trial's penalty phase. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said Thursday defense attorneys' request to require victims to not show emotion while on the witness stand is unrealistic, offensive and insensitive.

  • Airline notifying more passengers of Ebola Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    DALLAS— Frontier Airlines is expanding the circle of passengers being notified that they flew with a nurse who later tested positive for Ebola, or flew on a later flight using the same plane. The executive, Barry Biffle, declined to give figures but told The Associated Press that ticket sales were "not outside the bounds of normal booking ranges" for a midweek day.

  • National firms to steer Denver sheriff reform Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    DENVER— Two national consulting firms will help the Denver Sheriff Department as it tries to make sweeping reforms after a series of high-profile misconduct cases. Mayor Michael Hancock said Thursday that Chicago- based Hillard Heintze and Los Angeles- based OIR Group will study the department and lead a national search for a new sheriff.

  • Oct 16- Goldman Sachs Group is in discussions to acquire IndexIQ, a Rye Brook, New York- based exchange-traded fund provider, according to three sources familiar with the situation. In September, Goldman sought permission from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to introduce a series of actively managed ETFs 1/ 8 ID: nL2N0RN1N7 3/ 4. However, if Goldman were...

  • Oct 15- The U.S. government is expected to release a report in late October that will help assess whether domestic gasoline prices would rise if Congress or the Obama administration lifted the 40- year ban on crude oil exports. Congress mandated the oil export ban following the Arab oil embargo of the 1970 s, which sent shock waves through energy markets and...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- Marijuana is illegal under federal law in the United States, but more than 300 attendees paid $500 each to attend the Cannabis Business Expo at a high-end hotel in Manhattan's Times Square, hoping to profit if it becomes legal by the end of the decade. Not far away, a former broker at Stratton Oakmont, the Long Island, New York, brokerage at the center of a...

  • Ingredion buying Penford for about $340 million Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    WESTCHESTER, Ill.— Ingredion is buying specialty ingredients company Penford Corp. for approximately $340 million. Ingredion Chairman and CEO Ilene Gordon said in a statement that the transaction will help it establish manufacturing of specialty potato starches in North America. Centennial, Colorado- based Penford had fiscal 2013 sales totaling $467...

  • Chipotle backs Colorado, Oregon labeling proposals Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    DENVER— Burrito giant Chipotle on Tuesday endorsed ballot measures in Colorado and Oregon that would require labeling of genetically modified food, providing a morale boost for campaigns being heavily outspent by agriculture interests. The company has not donated to the Colorado or Oregon labeling campaigns. Three states— Vermont, Maine and Connecticut—...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- Ending a 40- year old ban on U.S. crude oil exports would not raise domestic gasoline prices because it would put more petroleum onto global markets, where fuel prices are primarily set, a study by The Aspen Institute said on Tuesday. As the U.S. oil boom of the last six years builds an excess of light crude along the Gulf Coast refining hub, calls have...

  • GMO labeling measure attracts big money in Oregon Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    They have reported spending $7.2 million, according to filings with the Oregon Secretary of State's office. Among the largest contributions: $1.6 million from Monsanto; $1.4 million from PepsiCo Inc., and $870,000 from Kraft Foods. Some of their highest donors include the Portland- based nonprofit Center for Food Safety, which donates $1.1 million and...

  • List of new cities for Dallas flights Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Southwest Airlines and Virgin America began long-haul flying from Dallas Love Field on Monday, as soon as a federal law restricting such flights expired. —Southwest: Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and Washington. Starting Nov. 2, Southwest will add Atlanta; Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida; Orange County and San Diego, California;...

  • Mesa County considers ATVs on county roads Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.— Mesa County commissioners are considering allowing all-terrain vehicles on county roads after supporters said it would be a great tourist attraction and provide an economic boost. Ron Pollard, owner of RV and ATV rental business Funshares in Grand Junction, approached Mesa County commissioners in July. Mesa County Commissioner Rose...