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  • At this week's Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City— which draws an estimated 22,000 people— the latest in rescue beacons, air bags and snow probes are on display. Evolving technology and a more research is driving the improved products, said Bruce Tremper, Director of the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center. "This does not replace good thinking, sound judgment...

  • Shares of Array BioPharma soared Friday after the drug developer said it will buy worldwide rights to a potential cancer treatment in late-stage clinical testing from Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis. The Boulder, Colorado, company said the deal is conditional on Novartis closing some acquisitions with British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC that it...

  • FORT COLLINS, Colo.— Showing how much one Colorado city loves its bikes, cyclists who go to the hospital by ambulance no longer have to leave their rides behind. Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, home of Colorado State University, has equipped all 14 of its ambulances with bike racks after encountering increasing numbers of cyclists who had bicycle...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home rental prices continued to climb at a modest pace in December, but rapidly escalating costs in cities such as San Francisco and Denver suggest that apartment dwellers are facing more financial pressure. Prices rose 3.3 percent in December compared with 12 months earlier, real estate data firm Zillow said Friday. Rental prices have risen 52...

  • 'Bond King' Gross puts $700 million into fund he runs Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Bill Gross is backing himself to the tune of more than $700 million. Gross, who co-founded the investment giant Pimco in 1971 and ran its $200 billion Total Return Fund, shocked the financial world in September when he left the huge money management firm to join Janus Capital, a smaller rival. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Gross'...

  • CoBiz posts 4Q profit Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    DENVER _ CoBiz Financial Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Kellow named next CEO of coal-mining Peabody Energy Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:51 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Coal-mining Peabody Energy Corp. soon will have a new chief executive. The St. Louis- based company announced Thursday that Peabody's chief operating officer, Glenn Kellow, will succeed CEO Greg Boyce on May 4. Its U.S. operations include mines in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Illinois, and Indiana.

  • BOSTON, Jan 22- Janus Capital Group Inc's new star bond fund manager also turns out to be one of the fund firm's top investors. Shares of the Denver company rose 11 percent on Thursday after fourth-quarter earnings came in above expectations with the help of new hire Bill Gross, even as it acknowledged that half the money in his fund came from Gross himself.

  • BOSTON, Jan 22- Star bond fund manager Bill Gross has pumped more than $700 million of his own money into the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, Janus Capital Chief Executive Dick Weil said on Thursday. "At the end of 2014, Bill had invested more than $700 million of his personal money in the Global Unconstrained Bond Fund," Weil said on a conference call.

  • BOSTON, Jan 22- Asset manager Janus Capital Group said on Thursday that fourth-quarter profit rose 22 percent after its hiring of star bond fund manager Bill Gross helped it reach its first quarter of net deposits since 2009.. Denver- based Janus reported net income of $46.7 million, or 24 cents per share, compared with $38.3 million, or 21 cents per share, a year...

  • Janus beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    DENVER _ Janus Capital Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $46.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. Analysts expected $241.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • WASHINGTON— Macau, the Chinese territory known for casino gambling, outperformed the rest of the world's major cities economically last year, according to a report out Thursday. Cities in the developing world, especially China, dominated the top of the annual economic rankings of 300 cities worldwide by the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase.

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.

  • Guaranty Bancorp misses Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    DENVER _ Guaranty Bancorp on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. Guaranty Bancorp shares have decreased 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Plane carrying UPS cargo crashes in northwest Kansas Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    GOODLAND, Kan.— The Kansas Highway Patrol says a pilot escaped injury when a freight plane crashed in northwest Kansas. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Tod Hileman says the plane was carrying UPS cargo. It was registered to Key Lime Air of Englewood, Colorado.

  • It examined claims in 64 healthcare markets over three years and found the biggest price swings for hip surgery in Massachusetts, where the same type of care varied by more than 313 percent, from a low of $17,910 to a high of $73,987. The biggest gaps in total knee replacement surgery appeared in Dallas, Texas, where prices varied 267 percent from $16,772 to $61,584,...

  • LONDON, Jan 21- The eight states at the heart of the American shale oil revolution all grew faster than the U.S. national average over the last decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, underscoring the importance of oil production to the U.S. economy. North Dakota's private industry achieved a spectacular CAGR of 7.4 percent while Wyoming, Utah and...

  • Brewing goliaths struggle to fit in at craft beer party Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ BRUSSELS, Jan 21- At Top Hops on Manhattan's hip Lower East Side, drinkers can choose from 20 beers on tap from Dark Penance to Devil Dancer and over 600 more in bottles. The bar is tapping into the surge in demand for craft beers and finds only the occasional customer opting for Budweiser or other brands of the two major brewers Anheuser-Busch InBev and...

  • Woodward tops Street 1Q forecasts Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. _ Woodward Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $43.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 47 cents per share. Analysts expected $450.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • DENVER— Two environmentalist groups filed suit Tuesday seeking stronger protection for a bird found only in Colorado and Utah, reaching that legal step ahead of state officials who counter the federal government already has gone too far. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project said in court papers that the U.S. Fish and...