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  • DENVER— Federal regulators are re-doing an environmental review for a Colorado coal mine after a judge threatened to shut it down unless they took a closer look at its indirect environmental impacts, including its contribution to climate change. The Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement, part of the Interior Department, posted a notice of the...

  • DENVER— Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. Congress and the Veterans Affairs Department still must find up to $830 million to finish the vastly over-budget hospital without taking services away from...

  • Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US Friday, 22 May 2015 | 2:24 AM ET

    DENVER— They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. The Tuk Tuk Factory, based in Amsterdam, has signed a licensing agreement with Denver- based eTuk USA to allow the company to manufacture and sell an electric version of the vehicle. The three partners' other company, eTuk Denver, launched a call-and-demand shuttle...

  • Obama library foundation raised $5.4 million in 2014 Monday, 18 May 2015 | 7:12 PM ET

    The Barack Obama Foundation's largest contribution of $1 million came from Fred Eychaner, a major Democratic donor and founder of Chicago- based Newsweb Corp.. The library foundation announced last week that it would establish the library on the South Side of Chicago on a site proposed by the University of Chicago, after also entertaining bids made by...

  • A security researcher told federal agents he was able to hack into aircraft computer systems mid-flight numerous times through the in-flight entertainment systems, and at one point he caused a plane he was on to move sideways, according to an FBI agent's affidavit. The researcher, Chris Roberts, was questioned upon his arrival at the Syracuse, New York, airport...

  • Colorado and North Dakota each had three deaths, and Texas, Oklahoma and Montana each had one death. Most were initially considered to be due to natural causes or heart failure, but the men were later found to have all inhaled toxic amounts of hydrocarbon chemicals after tank gauging— taking measurements of oil or other byproducts in the tank— or takings samples of...

  • DENVER— Colorado's governor signed into law a crackdown on medical marijuana Monday, one of two measures designed to ferret out people improperly using and selling untaxed marijuana. The new rules have support from the recreational pot industry, which has complained that light regulation on Colorado's caregivers has invited black-market growers who...

  • The immediate effects of the rulings appear limited to a single mine in northwestern Colorado that could lose its permit if a new environmental review isn't completed within four months. Two of the rulings involving Colorado mines, from U.S. A similar case threatens to block production at another mine, in the coal-rich Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming.

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- When Republican Stefanie Linares ran for office in the deeply Democratic city of Chicago last year, she knew that her hard work wasn't likely to end in victory. The 31- year-old Hispanic lawyer lost her bid for the Illinois state Senate by a whopping margin. The Republican party fielded eight state legislature candidates in Chicago last year,...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A federal appeals court has halted a new Utah law banning price-fixing for contact lenses that could have wide-ranging implications for the industry amid a fight between manufacturers and discount retailers. Along with Johnson& Johnson and Bausch& Lomb, the company says the law is an unconstitutional overreach written to benefit Utah- based...

  • Contested Utah law could impact contact lens industry Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:43 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— A law banning price-fixing for contact lenses that took effect this week in Utah is a setback for the nation's largest manufacturers that could have ripple effects across the country amid an increasingly bitter fight with discount retailers. The new law appears to clear the way for the largest online discount seller, Utah- based 1-800 Contacts,...

  • Laramie passes measure to protect gays, lesbians Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    LARAMIE, Wyo.— The Laramie City Council on Wednesday approved a local anti-discrimination ordinance in the college town where Matthew Shepard's death triggered nationwide sympathy and brought a re-examination of attitudes toward gays 17 years ago. Local organizers focused their efforts on Laramie after the Legislature repeatedly rejected...

  • Frontier Airlines CEO steps down citing personal reasons Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    DALLAS— The CEO of Frontier Airlines resigned and was replaced by the carrier's chairman and president, who vowed to improve a record of frequent flight delays and customer complaints. Frontier, based in Denver, said that Chairman Bill Franke will manage strategy and finances and President Barry Biffle will handle daily operations. After Republic Airways...

  • "People need to see more money in their paychecks before they'll take the plunge into homeownership," said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate. Amy Arnold and her husband began looking at listings in Denver late last year. For now, the couple has decided to keep renting a two-bedroom, one-bath house for $1,300 a month, hoping to have more money and find a...

  • The Chicago- based carrier said in a statement it plans to halt service to Stockholm and Oslo from its Newark, New Jersey, hub between Sept. 5 and May 4, 2016. It also expects to suspend one of its two daily flights between Newark and Paris from Oct. 25 through March 26, 2016, but use a larger aircraft, the Boeing Co 777-200, than it currently does on the flight that remains.

  • LONDON, May 8- Underground disposal of waste water produced from oil and natural gas wells has been blamed for triggering thousands of small earthquakes in Oklahoma and a number of other U.S. states since 2009.. Heightened seismic activity corresponds closely with the timeframe and location of increased drilling and hydraulic fracturing across the...

  • May 5- CoBank, the largest cooperative bank within the U.S. government-backed Farm Credit System, on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income that was flat compared with a year ago but said loan demand had risen 5 percent. Denver- based CoBank said net income for the quarter ended March 31 was $232.2 million, compared with $231.3 million in the year-ago quarter.

  • May 4- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc, one of the largest U.S. kidney dialysis providers, said it agreed to pay $450 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit accusing it of deliberately wasting medicines in order to receive higher Medicare payments. The lawsuit alleged that DaVita, whose largest shareholder is Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, used...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., April 30- Whiting Petroleum Corp, the top oil producer in North Dakota, plans to keep 11 drilling rigs operating through 2016, though it would add "a couple of rigs" if crude prices rise to $70 a barrel, its chief executive said on Thursday. Hess Corp, for example, does not plan to add any rigs this year, while Pioneer Natural Resources Co told Reuters last...

  • Barrick Gold takes backseat at Australia's Super Pit Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 3:15 AM ET

    SYDNEY, April 29- Canada's Barrick Gold will relinquish some management duties at Australia's Super Pit gold mine to partner Newmont Mining, in a further pull-back from operations in the Southern Hemisphere. Barrick and Denver- based Newmont have long been 50-50 partners in the Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, which operates the Super Pit, at one stage...