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Colorado's battle over tax limits could shape future growth

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:41am

By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes.

King of Bahrain in Russia for talks with Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:41am

President Vladimir Putin has hosted the ruler of Bahrain for talks focused on the Syrian crisis and economic cooperation.

Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:00am

Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday as workers gather in movie theaters and hotel conference rooms across the country to discuss the chain's recent food safety scares.

Taxi in Prague block traffic, demand higher pay, ban on Uber

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 4:10am

Hundreds of Czech taxi drivers are blocking a major road in downtown Prague to demand higher pay and protest alternative services such as Uber.

Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:51am

When the emergency room fills up — whether it's a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune — Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, trying to keep ahead of the whims of calamity.

Quality control chief leaves scandal-hit Volkswagen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:21am

Volkswagen says its quality control chief is leaving the company.

Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:10am

A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:10am

Grain futures were mostly lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:51am

Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and some serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined.

Dubai ruler says Emirates to privatize government services

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:51am

The ruler of Dubai says authorities hope to privatize some government services in the oil-rich country.

Hasbro tops 4Q earnings forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:50am

Hasbro has reported fourth-quarter earnings of $175.8 million.

Indiana musician, 88, stays busy with music lessons

Phil Wieland(munster) Times, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:50am

After seven decades of sharing his musical talents with listeners and students, Florian Bolsega — Mr. B, as he is called — isn't changing his tune. He's just playing it for free these days and offering music lessons at the local library.

How to fix the euro: Top bankers urge closer ties

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:50am

The top central bankers from France and Germany are joining in an appeal to fix longstanding flaws in the euro currency by more closely integrating their economies and putting more authority over financial policies at the European level.

India says 3Q growth faster than China's at 7.3 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:40am

India said its economy grew 7.3 percent in the last three months of 2015, a rate of expansion that puts the South Asian nation ahead of China's 6.8 percent growth during the same period.

Russia's central bank revokes licenses of 2 banks

Katherine Jacobsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:30am

Russia's Central Bank effectively closed down two of the country's smaller banks Monday after it revoked their operating licenses, its latest effort to consolidate the sprawling banking sector.

Gallup senator's detox center proposal goes before committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:20am

A proposal to fund detox and substance abuse treatment centers for the homeless with money from the state's liquor excise tax is scheduled to go before the state Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee on Monday.

Median Las Vegas-area home price $219,000 in January

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:10am

Southern Nevada real estate agents say the area's median home price was $219,000 in January.

After big loss, Credit Suisse CEO asks board: Cut my bonus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 4:30am

The new CEO of Credit Suisse has proposed that its board make a "significant" cut in his bonus after the Swiss bank posted disappointing earnings last week and announced 4,000 job cuts.

Russian authorities detain 7 on suspicion of terrorist plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:50am

Russia's state security service says it has detained seven people in the country's Ural mountain region on suspicion of terrorist activities.