• Colorado completes 1st legal pot market study Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:52 PM ET

    DENVER— Colorado is smoking pot by the ton, and visitors are, too. Colorado's pot regulators issued what is believed to be the world's first post-legalization market study for the weed on Wednesday. The study estimated that total market demand for marijuana in Colorado is about 130 metric tons a year.

  • 'Kinky Boots' star prepares for high-kicking tour Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Kyle Taylor Parker is going from backup dancer to leading man— but staying in 6- inch heels. The performer who has been in "Kinky Boots" since it made its debut in Chicago in 2012 will step into Billy Porter's formidable high heels as the star of the first national tour of "Kinky Boots," which kicks off in Las Vegas on Sept. 4.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan. "This is a bad business decision for United Airlines," Carlson said.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan.

  • United shifting jobs at 12 airports to cut costs Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    DALLAS— United Airlines is outsourcing more than 600 jobs at 12 airports around the country to cut costs while adding jobs at other airports.

  • NEA wants Duncan's resignation Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit. Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for his resignation.

  • Senate majority could rest on the sage grouse Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    DENVER— An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.

  • Laggardly Dow crosses 17,000 milestone Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 3- Wall Street on Thursday celebrated its love of zeros- the ones that come after commas, that is- as the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped the 17,000 mark for the first time.

  • Plane hits passenger bridge at airport; none hurt Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    CLEVELAND— No injuries have been reported after a Frontier Airlines plane approaching the terminal at Cleveland's main airport struck the bridge that passengers use to board and exit aircraft. A spokeswoman for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport says the incident occurred around 1 a.m. Thursday as the flight from Denver approached the terminal.

  • Marijuana shop sues IRS over cash penalty Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    DENVER— A marijuana business in Colorado has filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service for assessing a penalty for paying taxes in cash. The IRS charges a 10 percent penalty on cash payments for federal employee withholding taxes. Medical marijuana dispensary Allgreens LLC of Denver is challenging the IRS practice of fining cash payments in U.S.

  • Highway crisis looms as soon as August, US warns Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if lawmakers can't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs, President Barack Obama and his top officials warned Tuesday.

  • Quiznos emerges from bankruptcy Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    DENVER— Quiznos said Tuesday that it has emerged from bankruptcy after restructuring its finances. CEO Stuart Mathis said it plans to increase sales by revitalizing the brand and reinforcing itself as a place for a "fresh, high-quality and great-tasting alternative to traditional fast food offerings."

  • 2 dead in fiery plane crash at Colorado ski area Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    GEORGETOWN, Colo.— Two people are dead after their small plane crashed into a slope at the Loveland Ski Area in Colorado. Randy Long of the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office says a witness told authorities the plane was trying to cross the Continental Divide. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

  • 5 things to know about Washington legal pot sales Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 1:12 AM ET

    SEATTLE— The nation's second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state next week, but it might not be what voters expected when they legalized the sale of heavily taxed pot a year and a half ago.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 29- Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and other prominent Silicon Valley technology companies flew the flag for gay rights at the San Francisco Pride Festival on Sunday as they sought to boost morale among employees and reflect a corporate culture of diversity.

  • MidFirst Bank plans to acquire Denver bank Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY— Oklahoma City- based MidFirst Bank has announced plans to acquire the Denver- based community bank Steele Street Bank& Trust. The planned purchase announced Thursday would give MidFirst branches in Oklahoma, Arizona and Colorado in addition to commercial lending offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Southern California.

  • Sponsorship of gay pride parades on the rise Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 1:11 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— In between muscular men in speedos gyrating to thumping dance music and drag queens decked out in formal gowns, Salt Lake City's gay pride parade also featured a few, more conventional participants: Some of America's most well-known companies.

  • New technology, such as Google Inc's Google Glass, a tiny computer mounted on eyeglasses, could create new challenges for safekeeping client data, brokerage executives and regulators say. The worries are surfacing as Google is rolling out new frames by designer Diane von Furstenberg this week.

  • June 26- Benet Wilson is one of the 2.5 million Americans who have paid a yearly fee to skip security lines at airports and thinks it's worth every penny she paid for a five-year membership in the Global Entry program offered by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection department. The value of spending $100 for Global Entry comes down to how often you fly.

  • Medicaid cures cities' uninsured rate: Study Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Expanding Medicaid eligibility will significantly affect uninsured rates in seven major cities, and bring them billions in federal money, according to a study.