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  • Bill Barrett to sell some properties, pay debt Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Bill Barrett Corp. announced several deals on Tuesday that will net it about $568 million in cash and help lower its debt. The Denver- based oil and gas company said it is selling properties in the Powder River Basin, which is located in Montana and Wyoming, and the Piceance Basin in Colorado.

  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    DENVER— The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to have killed his mother and threatened to shoot first responders.

  • Colorado among states most reliant on income tax Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    DENVER— Colorado is among the top 10 states most reliant on income taxes for revenue, according to a new report concluding that income inequality is contributing to slower economic growth nationally. For states like Colorado, income inequality has meant revenue performance is closely tied to financial markets, according to the report.

  • Labor group complains about New Jersey investments Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    A labor group filed an ethics complaint Friday claiming it was improper that the man who oversees investments of New Jersey's pension funds was also involved in Gov.

  • Newmont Mining sells stake in joint venture Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    DENVER— Newmont Mining will sell its 44 percent stake in Mexico's Penmont joint venture for about $450 million. Newmont Mining has raised $1.3 billion from non-core asset sales since last year. Shares of Newmont Mining Corp. fell 5 cents to $25.54 in premarket trading.

  • Recreational pot eclipses medical pot in Colorado Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    DENVER— Colorado is now selling more recreational pot than medical pot, a turning point for the newly legal industry, tax records released Wednesday show. The change came despite Colorado having more than double the number of medical marijuana dispensaries than recreational pot shops, which opened in January to everyone 21 and older.

  • Utah hotel settles case with immigration officials Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— An upscale hotel chain has agreed to pay about $2 million to settle allegations that 43 Utah employees working in the country illegally had returned to work after they were flagged by an immigration audit and fired, according to federal authorities.

  • Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Wyoming has proposed less stringent pollution controls on coal-fired power plants than those the EPA says are required to reduce regional haze in national parks and wilderness areas.

  • Prosecutors: Don't televise theater shooting trial Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    Six Denver television stations, a Denver radio station and the CourtTV cable channel asked the judge last month to allow a single TV camera and an audio system in the courtroom during the trial, scheduled to start Dec. 8.

  • Some unable to leave town turned Bud Light set Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    CRESTED BUTTE, Colo.— More than 1,000 people flown in to the small Colorado resort town of Crested Butte for the filming of Anheuser-Busch's Bud Light commercial were having problems leaving the party Sunday evening.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 4- U.S. fast-food workers staged protests in some 150 cities on Thursday in a fight for higher pay, and organizers said more than 450 were arrested from Manhattan's Times Square to Los Angeles. About 400 protesters clogged Times Square during morning rush hour in the latest of ongoing actions aimed at raising their wage to $15 an hour.

  • Legal or not, the pot business is still wacky Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Legal or not, the business of selling weed in the U.S. is as wacky as ever. "It's a gray market industry, that's just how it is," says Kayvan Khalatbari, who owns a marijuana dispensary and a chain of pizza restaurants in Denver.

  • Air rage: Knee Defender user 'embarrassed' Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    James Beach

    But don't expect James Beach to stop using the $22 gadget that attaches to a passenger's tray table and prevents the person in front from reclining.

  • Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Police handcuffed dozens of protesters who blocked traffic in dozens of cities across the country on Thursday in their latest attempt to escalate efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay employees at least $15 an hour.

  • Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    But don't expect James Beach to stop using the Knee Defender, a $22 gadget that attaches to a passenger's tray table and prevents the person in front from reclining. "I'm pretty ashamed and embarrassed by what happened," Beach told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

  • A statute relied on by the banking regulator to bring this and similar cases on behalf of banks it seized "did not give the FDIC more time to bring claims that would otherwise have been lost," Stanton wrote.

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 1- In the high-stakes poker game being played between the Indonesian government and mining companies, it has come as a bit of a surprise that Jakarta appears to be playing the winning hand.

  • *Expects deal to add 18- 21 cents/ share to 2015 earnings. Aug 18- Sensors and electrical controls maker Sensata Technologies Holding NV said it would buy Schrader International to meet growing demand for sensors to monitor car-tire pressure.

  • Aug 18- Sensors and electrical controls maker Sensata Technologies Holding NV said it would buy Schrader group of companies for an enterprise value of $1 billion to benefit from a growing market for tire pressure monitoring sensors.

  • Aug 13- Wal-Mart Stores Inc, which has pledged to buy an additional $250 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade, is hitting a snag as it tries to meet that promise: Some vendors keen to participate in the initiative complain that after decades of offshoring it has become impossible to domestically source even commonplace components for their products.