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DENVER— Colorado added jobs for the 29th straight month in March, and as the good economic news mounts, more people are seeking work, the state's chief economist said Friday. Employers also are optimistic, according to a business confidence index released Thursday by the University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business.
DENVER— Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance. A federal judge in Denver issued the injunction Thursday.
WASHINGTON, April 17- The U.S. Department of Energy displayed a "lack of guidance" in how it dealt with millions of dollars in loan guarantees to now-bankrupt Abound Solar Manufacturing, the agency's internal watchdog said in a report on Thursday.
NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank also said factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region picked up in April at a faster clip than expected.
April 17- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Thursday said it will increase menu prices for the first time in nearly three years, fueled by all-time high costs for steak as well increasingly expensive avocados and cheese.
NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank also said factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region expanded in April at a faster clip than expected.
OMAHA, Neb.— The overall index for an economic survey of bankers in 10 Midwestern and Plains states has risen for a second consecutive month, suggesting more growth in the months ahead.
DENVER— Unemployment was down and wages and personal income up in Colorado in the first three months of 2014, according to a report released Thursday by Colorado's secretary of state.
NEW YORK— Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos. That translates to an extra 24 cents to 40 cents for an $8 burrito bowl. Jack Hartung, Chipotle's chief financial officer, said during a conference call with analysts that price is not the main reason customers visit its restaurants anyway.
DENVER— Colorado lawmakers advanced a measure to broaden a ban on certain types of edible marijuana to include products that mimic other foods or candies. A final vote is expected next week before the Senate takes it up.
MEAD, Colo.— Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver. The hydraulic fracturing operation, also known as "fracking," and others like it pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, mixed with fine sand and chemicals, deep underground to split the rock, and make the oil— and dollars— flow.
Between March 2013 and March 2014, more than 50 complaints about e-cigarettes were filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to data obtained through a public records request.
Toyota says it changed every exterior piece but the roof. But Toyota acknowledges that tastes have changed, and buyers of midsize cars want more style, comfort and performance to go with the reliability.
Reddit, majority owned by Conde Nast parent Advanced Publications, last month rolled out a new feature that lets users of the nine-year-old site post live updates, allowing them to report in real time.
SEATTLE— Dish Network Corp. will reimburse Washington state customers about $2 million for a surcharge officials called deceptive, but the satellite TV provider denied wrongdoing in the agreement announced Tuesday by the state attorney general's office.
But Congress will have to act fast. Foxx's warnings this week echo ones by President Barack Obama, who cautioned in February that unless Congress finished a bill by summer's end then "we could see construction projects stop in their tracks."
NEW YORK— Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day— to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.
April 15- Oil and gas producer Noble Energy Inc said it planned to appoint Chief Operating Officer David Stover as chief executive in October, replacing Charles Davidson, who would retire on May 1, 2015. An industry veteran with 35 years of experience, he has previously worked at BP America Inc, Vastar Resources Inc and Atlantic Richfield Co..
*Citigroup is one of S&P's biggest gainers after results. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday as Citigroup's earnings and strong retail sales gave investors reasons to buy equities despite a resurgence of geopolitical uncertainties.
Public Service: The Guardian US and The Washington Post. Investigative Reporting: Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C.. Explanatory Reporting: Eli Saslow of The Washington Post.