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The British government said Tuesday that it wants the country’s state-funded hospitals to help support themselves by setting up profit-making branches in other countries. Officials said the country should capitalize on international respect for the British health care brand. But critics accused the government of trying to commercialize the public health service — a touchy… Continue Reading UK government wants hospitals to expand overseas

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The Denver suburb of Aurora is asking residents what should be done with the movie theater where 12 people were shot to death last month and 58 others were wounded. The city’s Facebook page directs residents to an online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DLJCQZ2.Responses are not visible on the survey website, but suggestions from Facebook users range… Continue Reading Aurora seeks comments on massacre site’s future

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  Facebook’s beleaguered stock has lost more than half of its value since its initial public offering three months ago.   Facebook Inc.’s stock slid 7 cents to $18.98 in morning trading Monday. Earlier, it hit $18.75, a new low. The social networking icon’s much-anticipated IPO turned sour amid technical problems on the NASDAQ stock… Continue Reading Facebook stock drops below $19, half of IPO price

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Colorado governor to speak at Dem convention

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  Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will get another chance to speak to delegates at the Democratic National Convention.   According to the Denver Post (http://goo.gl/D0oKp ), Hickenlooper is scheduled to address the convention in Charlotte next month. The convention is scheduled Sept. 3 through Sept. 6, but details of Hickenlooper’s speech have not been released.… Continue Reading Colorado governor to speak at Dem convention

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  Organizers of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge estimate that more than 1 million people will line Colorado roads this week to watch some of the world’s top cyclists.   The nearly 700-mile race starts Monday at 10 a.m. in Durango. Cyclists will ride through Mancos and Dolores, over Lizard Head Pass and end in… Continue Reading Over 1 million expected to watch Colo. bike race

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Apple stock hits new high after 4-month dip

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  Apple’s stock has hit a new high after a four-month swoon, as investors are looking ahead to the release of a new iPhone model, and possibly a smaller iPad. Already the world’s most valuable company, Apple Inc. saw its stock hit $644.13 in morning trading Friday, before retreating to $642. The previous high for… Continue Reading Apple stock hits new high after 4-month dip

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Oil companies cited for drilling problems

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Two oil companies operating near Fort Collins have been issued citations by Colorado regulators for drilling violations. Tom Fenno Production was cited for mechanical problems with two injection wells that use water to produce oil.   Prospect Energy was cited for mechanical problems with one of its injection wells near Fort Collins. According to the… Continue Reading Oil companies cited for drilling problems

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  Shares of Idenix Pharmaceuticals plunged Thursday after federal regulators halted trials of its hepatitis C drug due to the potential for heart damage.   Two weeks, Bristol-Myers shut down a clinical trial of its hepatitis C treatment because a patient suffered heart failure during a clinical trial.   The Food and Drug Administration has… Continue Reading Idenix tumbles on hepatitis drug safety concerns

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By the Associated Press The recession that ended three years ago this summer has been followed by the feeblest economic recovery since the Great Depression. Since World War II, 10 U.S. recessions have been followed by a recovery that lasted at least three years. An Associated Press analysis shows that by just about any measure,… Continue Reading US economic recovery is weakest since World War II

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Medical marijuana ads under attack in Denver

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Free joints! Cheap weed! Come on down! Marijuana advertising in Denver can be shockingly aggressive, with psychedelic billboards and sign wavers promoting potent weed and an affordable high. But in-your-face advertising messages in Colorado’s largest city look like they’re on their way out after the city council voted 13-0 to ban outdoor advertising for medical… Continue Reading Medical marijuana ads under attack in Denver

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