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  • Cliven Bundy, supporters rally before Nevada lawmakers Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 7:11 AM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with federal authorities, came to Carson City Tuesday with scores of allies to rally behind a bill seeking to reclaim land from the federal government. A bus from Phoenix and another from Las Vegas brought more than 100...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in March amid optimism over the labor market, a hopeful sign that a recent sharp slowdown in economic activity will be temporary. A combination of harsh winter weather, a now-settled labor dispute at the country's busy West Coast ports, softer global demand and a strong dollar dampened growth early...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. single-family home prices rose in January from a year earlier and the year-on-year growth increased for a second straight month, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. Denver and Miami reported the highest year-over-year gains, with prices increasing by 8.4 percent and 8.3 percent, respectively, over the last 12 months.

  • US home prices rise modestly, weigh on affordability Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in January, pushing prices up at a faster pace than wages and putting more homes financially out of reach for would-be buyers. "Home prices are rising roughly twice as fast as wages, putting pressure on potential homebuyers and heightening the risk that any uptick in interest rates could be a major setback," said...

  • Green Brick Partners posts 4Q profit Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:24 PM ET

    DENVER _ Green Brick Partners Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $31.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Denver- based company said it had net income of $1.24. Green Brick Partners shares have fallen nearly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water. Others call for piping water from Lake Powell to southeastern Utah and for taking water from Wyoming across Colorado's Front Range...

  • Sinclair hopes old will become new again at theater Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 3:43 PM ET

    SINCLAIR, Wyo.— In the lobby of the old movie theater, it's drafty. No one has watched a show at the Sinclair Theatre, built in 1924, since the 1970 s. The project is part of a larger, ongoing effort to revitalize downtown by tapping into the past to create a richer Main Street.

  • DENVER— Congress should cancel all VA employee bonuses and use the money to finish the budget-busting Denver veterans hospital, Colorado Rep. Coffman and other lawmakers are angry that the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded thousands of dollars in bonuses to its top construction official, Glenn Haggstrom, even though hospitals in Denver, Las Vegas, New...

  • 32 indicted in in Colorado illegal marijuana operation Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 3:41 PM ET

    DENVER— A Colorado grand jury has indicted 32 people on charges that they illegally grew and shipped thousands of pounds of marijuana to other states, most commonly Minnesota. Authorities believe the group made about $12 million during the four years it operated, The Denver Post reported Wednesday. The indictment came after authorities raided several Denver...

  • Home appraisal comes in below your sales price, now what? Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 3:41 PM ET

    Housing market trends bode well for sellers this spring, but some may encounter hurdles even after they land a buyer. Rising home values and a lack of inventory in many markets could set them up to receive competing offers, but that dynamic could also increase the likelihood that the appraised value of the home could fall short of the agreed upon sale price,...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— The board that oversees New Jersey's nearly $80 billion public pension fund is moving ahead with an investment of up to $100 million in a private equity firm whose chairman gave millions to a political group once headed by Gov. The State Investment Council decided Wednesday to invest money with Denver- based KSL Capital Partners, whose chairman,...

  • NEW YORK— Shares of Whiting Petroleum fell sharply Tuesday, a day after saying it would sell as many as 40 million shares and $1.75 billion in senior notes to pay down debt related to its $6 billion acquisition of Kodiak Oil& Gas. The stock offering could bring Whiting more than $1.5 billion, based on its stock's closing price of $38.39 on Monday.

  • Parents seeking urban lifestyles for kids Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:26 AM ET

    SEATTLE— A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near downtown. Parents in cities across the country, including Seattle, Minneapolis and Denver, are banding together to advocate for new downtown schools, more playgrounds and more...

  • Take Elizabeth Schirmer, whose destination wedding in Mexico got upended by bad weather in late February in Rochester, New York. After she returned home, Schirmer, 30, received a generic apology email from Delta Air Lines and an invitation to comment about her experience. Some 70,757 flights with at least one stop in the United States got canceled between Dec. 21...

  • LOS ANGELES— Dozens of bottles of low-priced California wines sold under such labels as Franzia, Mogen David and Almaden contain dangerously high levels of arsenic, according to a lawsuit filed by four California residents. "We believe this allegation is false and misleading and that all wines being sold in the U.S. marketplace are safe," the institute, which...

  • Atlantic City rejected by voters on new Monopoly games Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    Atlantic City is where the Monopoly board game began, but voters in a global contest to pick cities for new editions of the 80- year-old game have turned their attention elsewhere. According to results released Thursday— the 80th birthday of Monopoly— Atlantic City, whose streets provided the names for the game's squares when it was created in 1935, did not make...

  • Poll: Little change in desire for action on inequality Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 3:17 AM ET

    Elizabeth Warren on the left to Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush on the right decrying the widening gap between the wealthy and everyone else. The public's focus on income inequality has remained stagnant over the past 36 years, according to the General Social Survey, which measures trends in opinion. Numbers from the 2014 survey came out last week...

  • March 11- Cement maker Summit Materials Inc's initial public offering was priced at $18 per share, according to a market source, valuing the Blackstone Group- controlled company at $1.67 billion. The company raised about $400 million after its offering of 22.2 million class A shares was priced at the midpoint of the expected range of $17- $19 per share.

  • Summit Materials IPO priced at $18/share - market source Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 5:15 PM ET

    March 11- Cement maker Summit Materials Inc's initial public offering was priced at $18 per share, according to a market source, valuing the Blackstone Group- controlled company at $1.67 billion. The company raised about $400 million after its offering of 22.2 million class A shares was priced at the midpoint of the expected range of $17- $19 per share.

  • NEW YORK, March 11- Taxes are one of the few constants in life, but what happens when you change the way you do your return? There is always the lure of do-it-yourself- the number of people using tax software to file, like Intuit's TurboTax, increases by 6 percent annually, according to the Internal Revenue Service. If you are on the wrong end of it, you could end up drawing...