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  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap. WASHINGTON— Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways:.

  • Colorado's pot market getting new competition Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    Colorado is issuing licenses for 46 more pot shops, in addition to about 200 already in place. Colorado is also licensing 37 more growing facilities and 13 new product manufacturers who make marijuana-infused products. Recreational marijuana in Colorado currently wholesales for about $1,800 to $2,500 a pound, depending on quality.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON Sept. 30- Vanguard Group and BlackRock Inc could be prime destinations for hundreds of billions of dollars in assets that may flee Pimco in the wake of the sudden exit of Bill Gross, the celebrated "Bond King" of U.S. mutual funds.

  • Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    DENVER— Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty medical marijuana use is protected under an obscure state law.

  • *Allianz not planning closer Pimco oversight. FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK, Sept 29- Top executives of Pimco and its German parent, Allianz SE, scrambled on Monday to stem the outflow of money after the stunning exit of star bond manager Bill Gross last week, but even after months of internal strife Allianz said it plans to let Pimco continue to steer its own ship.

  • Business Highlights Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows. SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

  • Marijuana industry makes political donations Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    If we don't contribute politically and get out there with the candidates, we can't help shape what happens, "said Patrick McManamon, head of Cleveland- based Cannasure Insurance Services, which offers insurance to marijuana growers and dispensaries.

  • Boston City Council members weigh $25K pay raise Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    BOSTON— Boston City Council members kicked off a discussion Monday on possibly giving themselves each a $25,000 raise to bring their salaries more in line with their counterparts in New York and other major U.S. cities, even as questions arise over whether the proposal violates Massachusetts law.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 27- For Bill Gross, quitting Pimco's $222 billion Total Return Fund to take over a $13 million fund at Janus Capital is like resigning the U.S. presidency to become city manager of Ashtabula, Ohio, population 18,800..

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 26- Janus Capital Group shares surged 38 percent on Friday as investors bet that famed bond manager Bill Gross will bring his old star power to the small mutual fund company, even though his last months at Pimco were tainted by infighting and heavy investor outflows.

  • Colorado approves $5M incentive for Tarantino film Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    DENVER— Colorado on Friday approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film "The Hateful Eight." The Oscar-winning screenwriter's movie could be filmed on a 900- acre ranch west of the ski town of Telluride, depending on local permit approval, The Denver Post reported.

  • 'Bond King' Bill Gross leaves Pimco, joins Janus Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    Bill Gross, who co-founded the investment giant Pimco in 1971 and runs its $222 billion Total Return Fund, said he would join Janus Capital Group. "Many people invested in Pimco's Total Return know Bill Gross, and they want his expertise," said Todd Rosenbluth, director of fund research at S&P Capital IQ.

  • Utah to appeal ruling in 'Sister Wives' case Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Utah's attorney general has decided to appeal a ruling that struck down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in what marked a significant victory for the family on the reality TV show "Sister Wives" and polygamous families living in Utah.

  • Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:37 AM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.

  • German man banned from Yellowstone in drone crash Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    DENVER— A German citizen who crashed a drone into a lake in Yellowstone National Park this summer has been banned from the park for a year and was ordered to pay $1,600 in fines and restitution.

  • Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:02 AM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.

  • Things to know about $8B wind energy proposal Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Four companies have proposed an $8 billion project to supply the Los Angeles area with large amounts of electricity from a wind farm in Wyoming. —COMPRESSED AIR: Wyoming wind seems to blow day and night, year-round.

  • Media wants cameras for theater shooting trial Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    CENTENNIAL, Colo.— Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the Colorado theater shootings case urged the judge on Monday to bar cameras from the courtroom during the trial, saying witnesses could be harassed and threatened because of the coverage. Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said he would rule next week.

  • Judge upholds video limits in Jodi Arias trial Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    PHOENIX— A judge Monday refused to lift restrictions on camera coverage of the penalty phase retrial in Jodi Arias' murder case. Judge Sherry Stephens rejected a request from local television stations to allow video footage to be broadcast 30 minutes after the end of each day's proceedings.

  • Colorado poverty rate down, median income up Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    DENVER— Colorado's poverty rate dropped slightly last year and median income rose, according to annual poverty figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. Median household income in Colorado rose 2.4 percent in 2013, to $58,823.