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  • House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:26 PM ET

    Republican congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado says the Veterans Affairs Department's oversight of construction projects is dysfunctional and leads to delayed health care. The hospitals are in Las Vegas, Denver, New Orleans and Orlando, Florida.

  • Bill Barrett to sell some properties, pay debt Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Bill Barrett Corp. announced several deals on Tuesday that will net it about $568 million in cash and help lower its debt. The Denver- based oil and gas company said it is selling properties in the Powder River Basin, which is located in Montana and Wyoming, and the Piceance Basin in Colorado.

  • NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida— NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years.

  • GM to add 750 workers to build small pickup trucks Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    DETROIT— Early demand is so high for General Motors' new small pickup trucks that the company is hiring more workers to build them even before one is sold to the public. The factory already employs 2,600 people who build the Colorado and Canyon as well as the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.

  • Sept 16- Bill Barrett Corp said it would exchange most of its acreage in Wyoming's Powder River Basin for oil-producing assets in Colorado, and also sell some natural gas assets in the state.

  • Sept 16- Bill Barrett Corp said it would exchange most of its acreage in Wyoming's Powder River Basin for oil-producing assets in Colorado, and also sell some natural gas assets in the state in transactions valued at $757 million.

  • Sept 16- Vanguard Natural Resources LLC said it would buy oil and gas producing properties in the Piceance Basin in Colorado from Bill Barrett Corp for $525 million.

  • DENVER, Sept 15- The deep injection of wastewater underground by energy companies during methane gas extraction has caused a dramatic rise in the number of earthquakes in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001, U.S. government scientists said in a study released on Monday.

  • Sept 15- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp struck its biggest deal on Monday, acquiring healthcare IT services provider TriZetto Corp for $2.7 billion to beef up its slowing healthcare business. Shares of the company, which is buying TriZetto from London- based private equity firm Apax Partners LLP, rose nearly 3 percent in premarket trading.

  • Cognizant buying TriZetto for $2.7 billion Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:40 AM ET

    TEANECK, N.J.— Cognizant will buy the health care software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash. Privately held TriZetto Corp. is based in Englewood, Colorado. Shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. rose $1.33, or 3 percent, to $46.09 in premarket trading.

  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    DENVER— The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to have killed his mother and threatened to shoot first responders.

  • Colorado among states most reliant on income tax Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    DENVER— Colorado is among the top 10 states most reliant on income taxes for revenue, according to a new report concluding that income inequality is contributing to slower economic growth nationally. For states like Colorado, income inequality has meant revenue performance is closely tied to financial markets, according to the report.

  • US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. "Rising income inequality is not just a social issue," said Gabriel Petek, the S&P credit analyst who wrote the report. Stagnant pay for most people has compounded the pressure on states to preserve funding for education, highways and social programs such as Medicaid.

  • Slow Money invests in small food enterprises Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    Since the national network started in 2010, Slow Money networks and investment clubs around the country, including in Maine, Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, and in cities like Boston and New York, have made a total of $38 million in investments in 350 small food enterprises.

  • Craft brewers placing greater emphasis on quality Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    Sales of craft beer rose about 17 percent last year despite a nearly 2 percent drop in overall beer sales, according to the Brewers Association, a trade group for the majority of the nation's more than 3,000 breweries.

  • US rig count up 6 to 1,931 Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by six this week to 1,931.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska gained three rigs; Kansas, New Mexico and North Dakota each increased by two; and Colorado, Ohio and Pennsylvania were up one apiece.

  • Labor group complains about New Jersey investments Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    A labor group filed an ethics complaint Friday claiming it was improper that the man who oversees investments of New Jersey's pension funds was also involved in Gov.

  • Newmont Mining sells stake in joint venture Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    DENVER— Newmont Mining will sell its 44 percent stake in Mexico's Penmont joint venture for about $450 million. Newmont Mining has raised $1.3 billion from non-core asset sales since last year. Shares of Newmont Mining Corp. fell 5 cents to $25.54 in premarket trading.

  • Crocs trying to monopolize marketplace, competitor says Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    Sept 11- A family-owned, Nevada- based shoe company is taking on the giant shoe maker Crocs, accusing it of creating a monopoly by suing smaller competitors and putting them out of business. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in federal court in Nevada, USA Dawgs said Crocs Inc was using "sham" patent lawsuits in order to "litigate its competition out of the market."

  • Utah ski resort sold amid long legal battle Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— One of Utah's largest ski areas was sold to Vail Resorts Inc. Thursday, resolving a legal battle between two ski titans and paving the way for the creation of what could be the country's largest resort. The Colorado- based company is already leasing the upper 3,000 acres of slopes, but couldn't use them without the base area owned by Powdr Corp..