• 'A Quiet Place,' 'Rampage' lead newcomers at box office

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's another weekend of buzz versus pure star power at the box office as the word of mouth sensation "A Quiet Place" finds itself neck-and-neck again with Dwayne Johnson's "Rampage." This time buzz had the slight advantage. Studio estimates on Sunday have placed "A...

  • Average price of US gas jumps 9 cents, to $2.83 a gallon

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the jump was driven primarily by rising crude oil costs. The current gas price is 37 cents above where...

  • Insider Q&A: The inherent limits of temporary tax cuts

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax overhaul that took effect Jan. 1 provides generous breaks for corporations and wealthy Americans and more modest relief for middle- and low-income households. In addition, the tax cuts for corporations are permanent; those for individuals and families are only...

  • China's ZTE says it's seeking a solution to US tech ban

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — ZTE Corp., one of China's biggest tech companies, said Sunday that it is taking steps to comply with a U.S. technology ban and that it is seeking a solution to the issue it says threatens its survival. The ban on state-owned ZTE was imposed last Monday in a case...

  • AROUND TOWN: 'Miami Vice' takes over the Marriott for Tri-Lakes Chamber fun

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    It was the return of Crockett and Tubbs and all the "Miami Vice" neon pinks and greens. Quite the colorful twist to the season-ender awards celebrations. Guests checking into the Marriott Hotel on April 7 got an eyeful watching people arrive for the Tri-Lakes Chamber/EDC/Visitor...

  • Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday...

  • This Week: New home sales, Facebook earns, GDP

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: SALES REBOUND? Despite a dearth of homes on the market, sales of new U.S. homes have been declining lately. Sales slipped 0.6 percent in February, the third straight monthly drop, to a seasonally...

  • Jim Flynn: Lesson on Colorado's sovereign immunity

    Jim Flynn

    Many legal rules still in effect in our country can trace their roots back hundreds of years to England. One example is "sovereign immunity" - also called "governmental immunity." The basic principle behind sovereign immunity (which made a great deal of sense if you were, say, a...

  • Jane Young: Knowing ins, outs of Medicare important

    Jane Young

    Medicare is a federal health insurance program for individuals over 65 and for those under 65 with certain disabilities and diseases. There are four parts of Medicare; Part A is hospital insurance, Part B is medical insurance, Part C is Medicare Advantage and Part D is prescription...

  • Lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief, despite denials

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living. Both Pruitt and lobbyist Steven Hart had previously denied Hart had conducted any recent...

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