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  • ORLANDO, Fla.— As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. In a recent survey of more than 900 contractors by Associated General Contractors of America, 83 percent said they were having trouble filling craft positions. Given the amount of building going on, "it's going to be interesting because we're going to...

  • The knowledge gained so far is of little comfort to family and friends of the 239 people still missing from the plane, which vanished last March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. In the Indian Ocean west of Australia, where experts believe the plane crashed, scientists have been mapping the sea floor to aid in the search for wreckage.

  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking comments and data about monarchs through March 2, and a decision on whether to list the monarch as threatened is due in December. Environmentalists say the butterfly's decline— the overwinter population in Mexico reached a low in 2013— has coincided with the rise of St. Louis- based agribusiness giant Monsanto's...

  • WASHINGTON— It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there's an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law. "It's been a comedy of errors from the start," said K.C. Crafts, a freelance financial writer from South Berwick, Maine.

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • US rig count decreases 43 to 1,267 Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:49 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 by 43 this week to 1,267 amid depressed oil prices. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, North Dakota's count fell by 11, Oklahoma lost nine, Louisiana seven, Texas six, New Mexico four, Colorado three and Wyoming two.

  • Liberty Media posts 4Q profit Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:27 PM ET

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Liberty Media Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $73 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. Liberty Media shares have climbed slightly more than 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Correction: Earns-TeleTech Holdings story Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:13 PM ET

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.— In a Feb. 26 story about the financial results of TeleTech Holdings Inc., The Associated Press reported erroneously, in a report generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research, that the company missed Wall Street profit expectations. TeleTech beats 4 Q profit forecasts. ENGLEWOOD, Colo.— TeleTech Holdings Inc. on...

  • Westmoreland reports 4Q loss Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Westmoreland Coal Co. on Friday reported a loss of $41.1 million in its fourth quarter. The Englewood, Colorado- based company said it had a loss of $2.37 per share. For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $172.3 million, or $10.86 per share.

  • Bonanza Creek reports 4Q loss Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    DENVER _ Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $43.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 28 cents per share. Analysts expected $133.9 million, according to Zacks.

  • *GM to stop car manufacturing in Indonesia. GM Indonesia to shutter assembly plant, axe 500 jobs. Feb 27- A day after announcing it is to stop making GM-branded cars in Indonesia, General Motors said on Friday it would cease production of its Chevrolet Sonic in Thailand by the middle of this year.

  • DigitalGlobe beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    LONGMONT, Colo. _ DigitalGlobe Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $11.2 million. DigitalGlobe expects full-year revenue in the range of $725 million to $750 million. DigitalGlobe shares have decreased 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • National CineMedia misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. _ National CineMedia Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $8.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in March, National CineMedia said it expects revenue in the range of $75 million to $78 million.

  • Crocs reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:01 PM ET

    NIWOT, Colo. _ Crocs Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $53.1 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 31 cents per share. Analysts expected $203.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • Envision Healthcare matches Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. _ Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $49.9 million. Envision Healthcare expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.42 to $1.50 per share. Envision Healthcare shares have increased 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Air Methods beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Air Methods Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $21.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 45 cents per share. Air Methods shares have risen almost 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DENVER— An activist group on Thursday backed off its earlier announcement that it would to try to get a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing on the Colorado ballot and said it would instead try to persuade Gov. "He should do the right thing and protect Colorado citizens, but if he doesn't, we'll look at other ways to achieve our goal, and our goal is to ban fracking in...

  • YOUR MONEY-The silent struggle of seniors with debt Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 26- When Wanda Simpson reached retirement a couple of years ago, the Cleveland mom had an unwelcome companion: Around $25,000 in debt. New data reveal that Wanda Simpson has company- and plenty of it. Among families headed by those 55 or older, 65.4 percent are still carrying debt loads, according to the Washington, D.C.- based Employee Benefit Research...

  • TeleTech misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ TeleTech Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $22 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share. TeleTech expects full-year revenue in the range of $1.32 billion to $1.33 billion.

  • Farmland Partners reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. _ Farmland Partners Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $361,000 in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 6 cents per share. Farmland Partners shares have increased 7 percent since the beginning of the year.