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*Netflix up after results; Facebook gains on upgrade. Netflix Inc surged 7 percent to $372.90 a day after showing strong subscriber growth, a sign the trading favorite still had room to grow despite recent concerns over its valuation.
MIAMI— Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government's secret "Cuban Twitter" program, connecting contractors with potential investors and even serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned.
DENVER— Colorado appears to be giving up on its effort to crack down on medical marijuana growers who are using a legal loophole to grow high numbers of pot plants without the kind of oversight faced by commercial growers. Colorado has about 3,300 designated caregivers, registered under a model that wasn't affected by the passage of recreational pot in 2012..
TORONTO, April 21- Talks between Barrick Gold Corp and Newmont Mining Corp about a potential merger have hit a snag, but sources close to the situation say the companies remain keen to reach a deal and discussions are likely to resume.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced in Cedar Rapids the formation of the first Rural Business Investment Company, a for-profit firm licensed by the USDA to invest in businesses that otherwise might not have the capital to increase business opportunities. The USDA traditionally has offered guaranteed loans or direct loans for rural businesses.
Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada- to- Texas oil pipeline a major wedge.
DENVER— Colorado added jobs for the 29th straight month in March, and as the good economic news mounts, more people are seeking work, the state's chief economist said Friday. Employers also are optimistic, according to a business confidence index released Thursday by the University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business.
DENVER— Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance. A federal judge in Denver issued the injunction Thursday.
April 17- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Thursday said it will increase menu prices for the first time in nearly three years, fueled by all-time high costs for steak as well increasingly expensive avocados and cheese.
DENVER— Unemployment was down and wages and personal income up in Colorado in the first three months of 2014, according to a report released Thursday by Colorado's secretary of state.
NEW YORK— Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos. That translates to an extra 24 cents to 40 cents for an $8 burrito bowl. Jack Hartung, Chipotle's chief financial officer, said during a conference call with analysts that price is not the main reason customers visit its restaurants anyway.
DENVER— Colorado lawmakers advanced a measure to broaden a ban on certain types of edible marijuana to include products that mimic other foods or candies. A final vote is expected next week before the Senate takes it up.
MEAD, Colo.— Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver. The hydraulic fracturing operation, also known as "fracking," and others like it pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, mixed with fine sand and chemicals, deep underground to split the rock, and make the oil— and dollars— flow.
BILLINGS, Mont.— A federal judge has awarded fees and costs to a former bankruptcy trustee and his lawyers who oversaw attempts to reorganize a Montana power cooperative. Bankruptcy Judge Ralph Kirscher said in a recent order that the fees sought by ex-trustee and Livingston attorney Lee Freeman were reasonable.
NEW YORK, April 9- When Jessica Yingling and Christopher Mahoney get married this May, they will be footing the bill for their wedding. Yingling and Mahoney, who live in San Diego and are getting married in Chicago, are among a growing number of couples over 30 who pay for their own weddings because they can afford it and want to keep control of the process.
April 4- Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said they would sell industrial conglomerate Gates Corp to private equity firm Blackstone Group LP for $5.4 billion.
WASHINGTON, April 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared poised to limit the scope of a federal criminal law that targets people who defraud banks.
NEW YORK, March 27- Everyone knows there are a few hot-button topics that can make any conversation go nuclear. But when it comes to the most difficult conversation you can possibly have, a new survey from Wells Fargo& Co found one clear winner: money.
NEW YORK, March 26- Former employees of Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc, a major supplier to plane makers Boeing and Airbus, filed charges with federal agencies on Wednesday alleging that Spirit illegally used health care information to target those who were costing the company most for layoffs.
*Newmont says still shipping to Indonesia's Gresik copper smelter. JAKARTA, March 26- Newmont Mining Corp has not cut output at its Indonesian copper and gold mine, a spokesman at the Denver- based company said on Wednesday, denying government claims earlier in the day that its production had been slashed.