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  • Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 1:13 AM ET

    From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar. The Grass Station in Denver is selling an ounce of marijuana for $50— about a fifth of the cost of the next-cheapest strain at the Colorado dispensary— to the first 16...

  • Colorado charters credit union for pot industry Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    However, before it can open permanently for business, action is also required by the National Credit Union Administration and Federal Reserve. The Colorado Division of Financial Services issued the charter Wednesday to The Fourth Corner Credit Union, which could open in January, The Denver Post reported Thursday. Fourth Corner must get a master account from...

  • Colorado jobless rate hits 4.3 percent Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    DENVER— Colorado's unemployment rate has dropped by 0.4 percentage point to 4.3 percent in October, the lowest level in more than 6½ years. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday that private-sector jobs decreased by 2,100 and government jobs increased by 2,400 in October, for a net gain of 300 positions. The last time Colorado's...

  • Wildlife land fracking could yield $6M, royalties Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A company has bid $6.2 million plus royalties to drill for natural gas and oil under state wildlife conservation land in Tyler County. Denver- based Antero Resources is offering to pay more than $12,000 an acre for fracking rights under Conaway Run Wildlife Management Area, state Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette said. Houston- based Noble...

  • Nov 20- Bill Gross just got a huge vote of confidence from legendary investor George Soros. Soros Fund Management LLC, which Soros chairs, has invested $500 million in an account run by Gross at Janus Capital Group Inc, the Denver- based firm said on its website on Thursday. Soros Fund Management approached Gross after he resigned from Pimco in late September, a...

  • Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. AAA says the average retail price for gasoline is $2.85 per gallon, 43 cents cheaper than Thanksgiving Day last year. With the average car getting 18.5 miles per gallon, that means a family driving 300 miles will save $6.97 in fuel this holiday.

  • Cause of deadly leak at Texas plant still unknown Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    LA PORTE, Texas— DuPont officials said Sunday it's still not clear what caused a toxic chemical to leak from a valve at a suburban Houston plant, killing four workers and injuring a fifth. Company spokesman Aaron Woods said DuPont is investigating the cause of the leak of methyl mercaptan at a plant in La Porte. A team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, an...

  • States working to fix hobbled health care websites Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    The Massachusetts website, designed by the same contractor that worked on the troubled federal website, performed so poorly it prompted a public apology from Gov. Massachusetts was one of several states where the ambition of running their own health insurance marketplace inside a new federal system ran into a harsh reality. Others, like Maryland and...

  • Obscure Nebraska panel may hold sway over pipeline Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $5.4 billion project could still wind up in the hands of an obscure commission in Nebraska that regulates telephones, taxi cabs and grain bins. President Barack Obama, who has delayed a decision pending the resolution of the Nebraska issue, has not...

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 4- Plans by India's ONGC Videsh to drill for shale oil in Siberia could be delayed as sanctions against Moscow make it more difficult to work with U.S. firms to retrieve the hard-to-reach commodity in Russia, its managing director said. As part of sanctions over conflict in Ukraine, the United States in September banned its firms from supporting...

  • DENVER, Oct 29- Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. But NextGen and other green groups are not talking about climate change as much as one would expect. NextGen and other green groups say they're simply doing what it takes to elect the candidates they support.

  • DC (and these states) may go to pot next week Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    Voters in D.C. and in two states will decide on measures to legalize marijuana.

  • DENVER, Oct 29- Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. But NextGen and other green groups are not talking about climate change as much as one would expect. NextGen and other green groups say they're simply doing what it takes to elect the candidates they support.

  • BOSTON, Oct 23- Janus Capital Group Inc said on Thursday that third-quarter profit rose 25 percent, but the mutual fund company posted more outflows of investor cash as the arrival of star bond manager Bill Gross came too late to reverse the trend. Best known for its equity funds, Denver- based Janus late last month hired Gross from Pacific Investment Management Co,...

  • Oct 21- Harley-Davidson Inc reported stronger-than-expected quarterly financial results on Tuesday, lifted by increased motorcycle sales in key markets, including the United States. Harley said third-quarter profit fell to $150.1 million, or 69 cents a share, from $162.7 million, or 73 cents a share, a year ago. Worldwide, the company's network of independent...

  • Harley-Davidson posts results that top expectations Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    Oct 21- Harley-Davidson Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly financial results on Tuesday, lifted by strong sales of its products in key markets, including the United States. The Milwaukee- based company, the world's leading manufacturer of large cruising and touring motorcycles, posted a third-quarter profit of $150.1 million, or 69 cents a share,...

  • Goldman Sachs in talks to buy ETF provider: Sources Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:37 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs is in discussions to acquire IndexIQ, an exchange-traded fund provider, according to three sources familiar with the situation.

  • Oct 16- Goldman Sachs Group is in discussions to acquire IndexIQ, a Rye Brook, New York- based exchange-traded fund provider, according to three sources familiar with the situation. In September, Goldman sought permission from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to introduce a series of actively managed ETFs 1/ 8 ID: nL2N0RN1N7 3/ 4. However, if Goldman were...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- Marijuana is illegal under federal law in the United States, but more than 300 attendees paid $500 each to attend the Cannabis Business Expo at a high-end hotel in Manhattan's Times Square, hoping to profit if it becomes legal by the end of the decade. Not far away, a former broker at Stratton Oakmont, the Long Island, New York, brokerage at the center of a...

  • Oct 10- Willis North America, a unit of global risk adviser Willis Group Holdings, appointed Mary Davis as vice president and client advocate in its national senior living practice. She joins from insurance brokerage Lockton Cos, where she was vice president. Davis will report to John Atkinson, managing partner, Willis North America.