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3 years 1 month ago

Japan's credit drops

Moody's Investors Service says it has downgraded its rating on Japan's debt. The rating service says it lowered the rating because of Japan's large budget deficits and growing government debt. The rating agency cut Japan's rating to AA3 from AA2. The new rating is three notches below Moody's...

3 years 5 months ago

Gold, silver drop in May

NEW YORK (AP) - The May gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,479.80 an ounce -- down $10.60. The current silver contract on the "NYMEX" closed at $33.49 an ounce -- down 64 cents.

4 years 1 month ago

Violent crimes drop across nation, locally

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says violent crime across the country has dropped for the third straight year. Murders are down 7%; robberies down 8%; assaults dipped 4%; and car thefts dropped a whopping 17%. Those numbers are in tune with crime statistics in Southern Colorado, which seem to show...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado's minimum wage dropping

Colorado's minimum wage will drop slightly in the new year - the first decrease in a minimum wage in any state since the federal minimum wage was adopted in 1938. Colorado's wage is dropping 3 cents an hour, from $7.28 to the federal minimum wage of $7.25. That's because Colorado...

4 years 11 months ago

Home prices fall in most U.S. cities

A real estate group says home prices fell in eight out of every 10 U.S. cities in the third quarter of this year as heavily discounted distressed sales made up 30 percent of all deals. But home sales continued their climb, with quarterly sales outpacing the second quarter and...

5 years 5 days ago

California to stage massive earthquake drill

Millions of people throughout California have signed up to take part in a statewide earthquake disaster drill billed as the largest such exercise in U.S. history. Many schools and businesses on Thursday will practice "drop, cover and hold on" - the minimum requirement for participation. Some hospitals and fire departments...

5 years 6 days ago

Retail sales fall 1.5 percent in September

Retail sales declined in September by the largest amount this year as car sales plummeted following the end of the government's popular Cash for Clunkers program. The Commerce Department says retail sales dropped 1.5 percent last month. That's smaller than the 2.1 percent fall economists had expected, but still the...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Home sales drop 2.7 percent

Home resales dipped last month after a four-month streak of gains, providing evidence that the housing market recovery remains fragile. The National Association of Realtors says sales dropped 2.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.1 million in August, from a pace of 5.24 million in July. Sales...

5 years 3 weeks ago

College closes as Southern Calif. fire nears

A college threatened by a 13-square-mile wildfire closed Wednesday as flames burned in hills above the campus. Moorpark College in Ventura County posted the closing announcement to its 2,500 students on its Web site Wednesday morning. County fire spokesman Bill Nash said the fire did not weaken overnight...

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