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  • 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,...

  • Gardner outraises Udall as voting begins Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    Gardner on Monday reported raising $1.28 million in the first two weeks of October and having $1.87 million cash on hand as of Oct. 15. Udall reported raising $735,000 and having $536,000 cash available. The reports provide the last glimpse of the two campaigns' financial situations in the closing days of one of the nation's priciest Senate contests.

  • Chipotle's profit tops expectations as sales surge Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    DENVER— Chipotle reported a profit Monday that topped Wall Street expectations as sales continued to surge. The better-than-expected performance comes as traditional fast-food chains such as McDonald's and Burger King have struggled to boost sales in the U.S. Looking ahead to 2015, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said it expects sales at established...

  • Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    DENVER— Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state pot regulators they should limit edible pot on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are a form...

  • Nurse on flights may have had worse case of Ebola Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 11:37 PM ET

    DENVER— The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought. Barry Biffle emailed employees Friday about the findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Biffle says passengers on...

  • Ebola causing some people to change travel plans Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    The virus has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the current outbreak began several months ago. Several people who contracted the disease there have been treated in the United States, but only three cases have been diagnosed in the U.S., all in Dallas. Still, Ebola fear increased when officials disclosed that a nurse tested positive for the virus just over...

  • 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.

  • Hershey settles with Colorado edible pot company Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    The Hershey Co. filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in June against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC. The Denver Post reports that a settlement reached in September requires TinctureBelle to stop using those names and Hersey's brown, yellow and orange coloring for its products. Information from: The Denver Post,...

  • Airline notifying more passengers of Ebola Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    DALLAS— Frontier Airlines is expanding the circle of passengers being notified that they flew with a nurse who later tested positive for Ebola, or flew on a later flight using the same plane. The executive, Barry Biffle, declined to give figures but told The Associated Press that ticket sales were "not outside the bounds of normal booking ranges" for a midweek day.

  • National firms to steer Denver sheriff reform Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    DENVER— Two national consulting firms will help the Denver Sheriff Department as it tries to make sweeping reforms after a series of high-profile misconduct cases. Mayor Michael Hancock said Thursday that Chicago- based Hillard Heintze and Los Angeles- based OIR Group will study the department and lead a national search for a new sheriff.

  • 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...

  • Chipotle backs Colorado, Oregon labeling proposals Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    DENVER— Burrito giant Chipotle on Tuesday endorsed ballot measures in Colorado and Oregon that would require labeling of genetically modified food, providing a morale boost for campaigns being heavily outspent by agriculture interests. The company has not donated to the Colorado or Oregon labeling campaigns. Three states— Vermont, Maine and Connecticut—...

  • List of new cities for Dallas flights Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Southwest Airlines and Virgin America began long-haul flying from Dallas Love Field on Monday, as soon as a federal law restricting such flights expired. —Southwest: Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and Washington. Starting Nov. 2, Southwest will add Atlanta; Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida; Orange County and San Diego, California;...

  • Company plans $4B plastic factory in North Dakota Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— A $4 billion factory is planned in North Dakota that will convert natural gas liquids into plastic, company and state officials said. William Gilliam, the chief executive officer of Badlands NGL LLC, Gov. John Hoeven announced the project Monday at the state Capitol in Bismarck.

  • Southwest poised will increase flights in Dallas Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Some facts and figures about Southwest Airlines' expansion at Dallas Love Field:. —New destinations: Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando and Washington starting Monday; Atlanta; Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida; Orange County and San Diego, California; Nashville; New York; and Phoenix, starting Nov. 2. —Southwest expects to operate about 160...

  • 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.

  • Seed money: 'Ganjapreneurs' compete for investors Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    "The Marijuana Show" allows for pot-entrepreneurs to compete for rare investment opportunities for their start-up ideas.

  • TORONTO/ ST. LOUIS, Oct 10- U.S. investors in Canada's medical marijuana industry are betting they won't fall under the scrutiny of U.S. law enforcement officers- but it's a risky bet. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has already been tracking investments made in state-sanctioned marijuana business in the United States. "We really like the Canada model, which is...