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  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.

  • US rig count up 18 to 1,914 Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 12 rigs, Pennsylvania gained five, Oklahoma gained four and Colorado and Alaska each gained one. Kansas lost three rigs and Arkansas, Ohio and West Virginia each lost one. California, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin.

  • Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    But like dozens of other cities in Washington, the small Tacoma suburb of Fife doesn't want Wetherbee— or anyone else— opening marijuana businesses, even if state law allows it. The arguments officials are making in a lawsuit over the dispute threaten to derail Washington's big experiment in legal, taxed cannabis less than two months after sales began.

  • ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28- Major banks are getting increasingly wary of some transactions with smaller banks that have begun to allow marijuana businesses to open accounts. The problem arises because in Colorado and Washington states, marijuana for general use is legal, and in a host of other states it is legal for certain medicinal purposes.

  • NAB acquired regional lender Great Western in 2008 for just below $1 billion to get more involved in funding agribusiness in the United States, but the operation lacks the scale of larger competitors in the western states where it operates.

  • Crested Butte OKs Bud Light 'Whatever' promotion Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    DENVER— Crested Butte leaders are deciding whether to grant permit to turn the historic mining town into the fictional "Whatever" town for a controversial Bud Light ad campaign. The Denver Post reports the vote comes as fencing is already being installed for the planned Sept. 5-7 event, which has divided the town.

  • Flight returns, 2 women facing charges Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    TORONTO— Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort.

  • Frontier adds flights from Cincinnati-area airport Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced Thursday it is doubling its service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Frontier will begin daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth on Oct. 26, with multiday service also coming to Las Vegas; Phoenix; and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • More Colorado pot seized in the mail, report says Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    DENVER— The amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has more than quadrupled since 2010 and was destined for more states than before, according to a new report by a federally funded drug task force.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Bitcoin is catching on at U.S. online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.

  • Review: The case against binge-watching TV Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    That changed with digital video recorders and Internet streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. I used some recent trips to finish Showtime's "Dexter" and start CBS' "The Good Wife." In between, I breezed through Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" and the second season of " House of Cards.

  • Denver police testing use of body cameras Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:59 AM ET

    Officers assigned to the city's busy downtown area began wearing the cameras in June for the six-month study by Taser International Inc. and the University of Cambridge.

  • Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    DENVER— Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever"— a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign.

  • Business Highlights Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 5:58 PM ET

    Burger King may move to Canada. NEW YORK— Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.

  • Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:57 PM ET

    The fight started on a United Airlines flight because one passenger was using the Knee Defender, a $21.95 gadget that attaches to a passenger's tray table and prevents the person in front of them from reclining. The Federal Aviation Administration leaves it up to individual airlines to set rules about the device.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings invests in Rusty Taco Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— Buffalo Wild Wings has made a majority investment in Rusty Taco, seeking to help the chain grow throughout the country.

  • US rig count down 17 to 1,896 Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Kansas gained two rigs while Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia and Wyoming each rose by one.

  • EPA environmental crimes office opens in ND Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:29 AM ET

    WILLISTON, N.D.— The Environmental Protection Agency's law enforcement arm has opened an office in Bismarck so that it will have a bigger presence in the North Dakota's booming oil patch.

  • Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:40 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds— $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief— offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. "It is certainly better than nothing," said Bruce Marks, chief executive of the nonprofit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America.