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  • Colorado considers ban on welfare cards at pot shops Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:22 PM ET

    DENVER— Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It's an urban legend that won't go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can't be used at dispensary ATMs. A bill facing its first hearing next week in the state Senate would add marijuana businesses and strip clubs to the list of Colorado...

  • Royal Gold reports 2Q loss Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:45 PM ET

    DENVER _ Royal Gold Inc. on Wednesday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $6.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 28 cents per share. Royal Gold shares have increased 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DENVER— Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport. Airport executives extended the ban this month after a retailer sought a free-standing kiosk to sell the boxer shorts and similar items that played off Colorado's place as...

  • M.D.C. Holdings misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:24 AM ET

    DENVER _ M.D.C. Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $14.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. M.D.C. Holdings shares have declined 5.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DENVER— Colorado's marijuana experiment was designed to raise revenue for the state and its schools, but a state law may put some of the tax money directly into residents' pockets, causing quite a headache for lawmakers. That means Coloradans may each get their own cut of the $50 million in recreational pot taxes collected in the first year of legal weed.

  • The FAA said that United twice improperly accepted hazardous material for air shipments. The FAA said the violations were found during 2013 inspections in Boston, San Francisco, Denver and Chicago. He said United was reviewing a letter from the FAA and would cooperate with the agency.

  • NEW YORK— Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in Queens. Neighboring John F. Kennedy and Newark have it, and projects are currently underway at Washington Dulles, Los Angeles and Denver. Cuomo's $450 million proposal,...

  • Colorado lawmakers gear up for battle over fracking Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:51 PM ET

    DENVER— A legislative battle over fracking is looming in Colorado, with Republicans taking the stance that mineral owners should be compensated when a local government bans or restricts energy development. The GOP's approach has bothered Democrats who argue lawmakers should wait for recommendations from a task force that's studying how to resolve land...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Things To Know about medical marijuana in Colorado Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    DENVER— Colorado lawmakers are taking another look at the state's medical marijuana market this week. That's because the state's medical marijuana regulations were passed in 2010 with a five-year sunset provision, so they expire this year if legislators don't renew them. Everything is on the table, and a Senate committee takes a first look at the rules Tuesday.