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  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    "It's definitely something that established firms are dipping a toe into, though they are being very cautious, and rightly so," said Sam Kamin, a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law who teaches a class about representing the marijuana industry. California and more than 20 other states have legalized the drug for medical use, and the pot...

  • Recalls this week: vacuum cleaners, bicycles Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:55 PM ET

    Vacuum cleaners that pose an electric shock risk to users are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include Trek bicycles with a defect that has caused several injuries. They were sold at Bed Bath& Beyond, Best Buy, Kohl's, Lowes, Target and other stores nationwide, online at www.sharkclean.com and through television infomercials from August...

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 22 to 932 Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    Houston- based Baker Hughes said Friday 703 rigs were seeking oil and 225 explored for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas lost 19 rigs; North Dakota lost five; Oklahoma was down three; and Alaska, New Mexico and West Virginia each lost one. Louisiana gained two rigs, while Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas and Pennsylvania each gained...

  • Westmoreland reports 1Q loss Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Westmoreland Coal Co. on Friday reported a loss of $11.7 million in its first quarter. The Englewood, Colorado- based company said it had a loss of 67 cents per share. Keywords: Westmoreland Coal, Earnings Report.

  • CENTENNIAL, Colo.— The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied defense attorneys' longstanding request to move the death penalty trial to another county, saying he would have to search outside the state and perhaps even the country to find jurors who haven't been exposed to extensive publicity. District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said in an order...

  • National Bank Holdings tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. _ National Bank Holdings Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.2 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 2 cents per share. National Bank Holdings shares have fallen nearly 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Spectranetics reports 1Q loss Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:42 PM ET

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. _ The Spectranetics Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $27.3 million in its first quarter. Spectranetics expects full-year results to range from a loss of $1.07 per share to a loss of 97 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $258 million to $265 million. Spectranetics shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • Newmont beats 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. _ Newmont Mining Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $183 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • *Pepsi, P&G, 3 M blame strong dollar for missing estimates. *Texas Instruments slump pulls down chipmakers. Both Brent and U.S. crude futures rose more than 3 percent on heightened concerns over the security of Middle East supplies as a civil war escalated in Yemen.

  • CoreSite reports 1Q results Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    DENVER _ CoreSite Realty Corp. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The Denver- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $30.2 million, or 64 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 61 cents per...

  • LOS ANGELES— More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found. The man-made quakes jolted once stable regions in eight states, including parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas, according to...

  • Janus beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    DENVER _ Janus Capital Group Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $43 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $255.2 million.

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— An expanded tax credit for wind-energy farms won initial approval from Nebraska lawmakers Wednesday despite arguments that the state shouldn't invest in the industry. Jeremy Nordquist, of Omaha, said his proposal would help Nebraska compete with other Midwestern states that have worked more aggressively to establish renewable energy...

  • DETROIT, April 22- General Motors Co's return to selling smaller pickups in the United States has resuscitated a moribund market segment, but new data highlights the risk that the automaker's new trucks are cannibalizing sales of higher-priced models. However, beneath the encouraging numbers for the Colorado and Canyon are some less positive trends, said IHS...

  • Nebraska wastewater well wins approval despite opposition Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:15 PM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— State regulators approved a disposal well Wednesday that would allow a Colorado energy company to discard oil and natural gas wastewater underground in northwest Nebraska— a project that's drawn more opposition from landowners and environmental groups than similar past plans. While Nebraska already has 121 active saltwater disposal wells,...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home sales bloomed in March after a brutal winter, a sign of possible newfound momentum for housing. Sales of existing homes jumped 6.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. "We may be seeing the beginning of things getting close to what we would call a normal...

  • Noble Energy agrees to settle Colorado air pollution case Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 9:02 AM ET

    DENVER— Large oil and gas driller Noble Energy has agreed to a settlement over alleged air-pollution violations north of Denver, a deal federal officials say could cost the company up to $73.5 million. Noble, the second biggest driller in Colorado, has agreed to evaluate, make upgrades and perform inspections of its 3,400 clusters— or batteries— of tanks in the...

  • NOBLE ENERGY TO MAKE UPGRADES, FUND PROJECTS TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION IN COLORADO- U.S.

  • Chipotle shares sink as pork shortage cuts into sales Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:42 AM ET

    The Denver- based company reported 10.4 percent sales growth in the first three months of the year, falling short of Wall Street expectations for 11.7 percent growth. Janney Capital Markets analyst Mark Kalinowski remains optimistic about the company, citing its first-quarter profit results and ability to control costs. Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US home sales Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The National Association of Realtors reports on March sales of existing homes Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. RISING SALES: Economists believe that sales rose 3.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.03 million homes, according to a survey by data firm FactSet. Redfin found that the majority of homes in San Francisco sold for more than $1...