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2 years 10 months ago

Body of hiker recovered

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The body of a 41-year-old Dillon man who died while hiking near the Maroon Bells has been recovered with the help of a helicopter. Authorities say David Morano died Saturday after falling more than 200 feet near Pyramid Peak about 2 miles east of the Maroon...

3 years 1 month ago

Obama calls Giffords' recovery a miracle

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has an "incredible spirit," and calls her ongoing recovery from a gunshot to the head "a genuine miracle." Obama says it's "almost unimaginable" that Giffords is now walking, talking and laughing. He met with the congresswoman in April...

3 years 2 months ago

Stocks gain after drop in jobless claims

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening higher, extending Wednesday's gains, after a government report showed a sharp drop in new claims for unemployment benefits for a second straight week. It's a sign that the job market is slowly recovering. The Department of Labor is reporting that applications for...

3 years 9 months ago

Running toward recovery

Steve LaRocque, a Fort Carson soldier, has a reminder of what happened in September of 2009 every time he laces up his running shoes. LaRocque was shot in the knee while helping others who were injured during an ambush in Afghanistan; five people were shot that day, one person...

4 years 5 months ago

'We Are the World' debuts, worldwide airing set

The revamped "We Are the World" made its world premiere Friday during NBC's coverage of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, and a simultaneous worldwide screening of the full, seven-minute version of the music video is planned for Saturday. The worldwide simulcast on 53 domestic and international channels...

4 years 6 months ago

What recovery? December retail sales drop

Retail sales fell in December as demand for autos, clothing and appliances all slipped, a disappointing finish to a year in which sales dropped by the largest amount in 27 years of records. The weakness in consumer demand highlighted the formidable hurdles facing the economy as it struggles to recover...

4 years 6 months ago

Kayla comes home

These days, Kayla Kammrad looks happy and healthy, her oxygen tubing the only hint of the medical battle she's fought and won. The Cañon City mom had been hospitalized since mid October with a severe case of H1N1 flu. Her pulmonologist, Dr. Russell Lee, said Kayla's was the...

4 years 6 months ago

Bennet calls economic recovery 'false'

Senator Michael Bennet says the American economy is undergoing a "false recovery." The Democratic senator kicked off a series of jobs talks with about 30 small business owners Sunday in Durango. The senator said that the country is undergoing something of a "false recovery" because personal saving rates are...

4 years 7 months ago

Rescued husky gets first vet visit

At first glance, veterinarian Dr. Kevin Conrad says two year Camille is most definitely underweight. She's weighs a fragile 24 pounds and Dr. Conrad says dogs her size typically range from 35 - 40 pounds or more. "Not only is she thin and emaciated, but she is also very,...

4 years 8 months ago

Trio of strong economic reports lift hopes for recovery

A trio of better-than-expected economic reports are boosting hopes for the fledgling economic recovery. A closely followed private sector gauge of manufacturing activity is showing growth. The Institute for Supply Management says its manufacturing index read 55.7 last month, compared with 52.6 in September. It's the third straight reading above...

4 years 9 months ago

Obama to check on Katrina progress

President Barack Obama heads to New Orleans today to check out the continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina. The president will hold a town hall meeting and stopping by a school in the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward. In a recent radio address marking Katrina's fourth anniversary, Obama said he's determined to...

4 years 9 months ago

G-7 finance ministers warn of fragile recovery

The world economy is growing again, but the recovery remains fragile, according to the finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich countries. In a joint statement in Istanbul on Saturday, they say that decisive actions have helped the global economy to recover and financial market conditions to improve. However,...

4 years 10 months ago

Intel CEO: PC sales could rise in 2009

Intel Corp. CEO Paul Otellini says the personal-computer market is pulling out of its slump faster than many analysts expect. Otellini said at a conference Tuesday that he expects PC sales to be "flat to slightly up" this year from last. That diverges from forecasts from market research firms IDC...

4 years 10 months ago

Texas raises $135 million to buffer coastline

exas is embarking on the biggest coastal protection effort in state history to fight beach erosion and defend against future hurricanes. The $135.4 million plan comes just a year after Hurricane Ike's powerful storm surge damaged thousands of homes in Galveston, the neighboring Bolivar Peninsula and other communities across...

4 years 10 months ago

Newly unemployed in this country: 570,000

New jobless claims fell slightly last week while the number of people receiving unemployment benefits rose, a sign the job market's recovery will be long and bumpy. The Labor Department says the number of laid-off workers applying for benefits dipped to 570,000 last week, a weaker performance than the...

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