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Dollar rises on better U.S. economic growth

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Better-than-expected economic growth and strong home sales in the U.S. are pushing the dollar higher against most major currencies. The Commerce Department said that the economy grew at a 1.7 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter. That’s better than its initial estimate of 1.5 percent. Separately, the National Association of Realtors said that its… Continue Reading Dollar rises on better U.S. economic growth

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Americans’ confidence falls off in August

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Americans are feeling worse about the economy than they have in a long time. Despite an improving U.S. job and housing markets, consumer confidence fell to the lowest level it’s been since November 2011. The New York-based Conference Board says Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index fell to 60.6, down from a revised 65.4 in… Continue Reading Americans’ confidence falls off in August

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Aspen seeks to limit downtown housing

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  The Aspen City Council is moving forward with a policy that would limit construction of housing over commercial buildings.   Mayor Mick Ireland argued Monday that top floor residential units drive up real estate prices and push out commercial businesses on the lower floors. Business leaders told the council they need residential housing to… Continue Reading Aspen seeks to limit downtown housing

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U.S. stocks struggle for direction

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U.S. stocks struggled for direction in quiet trading Monday, with many traders still on summer vacation and investors waiting for signals from the Federal Reserve about help for the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell to a small loss, the Standard & Poor’s 500 darted between small ups and downs, and the Nasdaq composite… Continue Reading U.S. stocks struggle for direction

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Colorado State Fair getting under way

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The 140-year-old Colorado State Fair is getting under way. Beginning Friday, fair participants will get a chance to see Colorado agriculture, arts and crafts, food competitions, music and a rodeo. There will also be a Fiesta Day featuring Colorado’s Hispanic culture. This year, animals are getting tighter security following a food-tampering issue last year that… Continue Reading Colorado State Fair getting under way

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  Alexis Molina was just 10 years old when his mother was abruptly cut out of his life and his carefree childhood unraveled overnight.   “She went for her papers,” he says. “And she never came back.”   Alexis’ father, Rony Molina, a landscaper, was born in Guatemala but has lived here for 12 years… Continue Reading Parents deported, what happens to US-born kids?

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Black Hills Energy is asking the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for permission to cut its solar-panel incentive program by about 75 percent. The utility serves Pueblo and 52 towns and cities in southern Colorado. The Rapid City, S.D.-based utility made the request in a renewable-energy plan filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission Black Hills… Continue Reading Black Hills wants to cut solar-panel program

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Spectators urged to turn out for Pro Challenge

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Aspen’s mayor is urging more people to cheer on cyclists on Independence Pass as the USA Pro Challenge leaves the area. Riders descended the pass into Aspen on Wednesday and will cross again Thursday on their way to Beaver Creek. Fans cheered and ran alongside riders in Wednesday’s stage but the Aspen Daily News reported… Continue Reading Spectators urged to turn out for Pro Challenge

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Organizers meet to create $100b climate fund

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A new global fund on climate change that aims to channel $100 billion a year in aid to poor countries selected officials from South Africa and Australia as its leaders at its first meeting Thursday. The Green Climate Fund, created as part of a deal struck in December 2011 at the 194-nation climate talks in… Continue Reading Organizers meet to create $100b climate fund

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The price of oil is rising after U.S. crude inventories shrank more than expected for a fourth consecutive week.   Benchmark oil rose 31 cents to $97.15 per barrel Wednesday in New York. Brent crude fell 5 cents to $114.59 per barrel in London.   The government says crude inventories totaled 360.7 million barrels last… Continue Reading Oil prices rise on hefty decline in US stockpiles

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