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Signs stand at the lines to the lift at the reopening of Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, which closed in mid-March to help in the effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Keystone, Colo. The ski area is the only one in the state to take advantage of the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions by Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Skiing is back in Colorado for lucky few with reservations

May. 27, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Skiing is back in Colorado after a more than two-month closure caused by the coronavirus, but only a few have been lucky enough to score reservations at the only reopened resort in the state. Arapahoe Basin near the Continental Divide west of Denver opened Wednesday with restrictions and at...

This June 8, 2016 photo shows the exterior of the former Showboat casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein, the owner of the Showboat hotel said, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, that he is planning a $100 million year-round indoor water park next door to it, and will break ground on the project in August. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Showboat owner planning $100M water park in Atlantic City

May. 27, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The owner of Atlantic City's Showboat hotel plans to build a $100 million year-round indoor water park next to it and will break ground in August, he said Wednesday. Bart Blatstein, the Philadelphia developer who runs the Showboat as a hotel that does not offer gambling, applied...

New homeless housing complex to be built in Colorado Springs

May. 26, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A new 50-unit complex is being planned to house homeless people and provide counseling services and substance treatment as more people are affected by the coronavirus pandemic. “I continue to think that housing is truly the answer to ending homelessness, so this is...

Nearly 2,100 still need to send back refund sent in error

May. 24, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 2,100 Louisiana taxpayers have yet to return refund money they were sent as the result of a mistake. WAFB -TV reports that nearly $595,000 is involved. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor says computer problems led to 66,780 individual income tax refunds totaling $26.9...

This April 16, 2020 photo shows a real estate company sign that marks a home for sale in Harmony, Pa.  U.S. new home sales plunged 15.4% in March as the lockdowns that began in the middle of the month began to rattle the housing market.
The Commerce Department reported Thursday, April 23,  that sales of new single-family homes dropped to a seasonally ajdjusted annual rate of 627,000 last month after sales had fallen 4.6% in February.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

US existing home sales plunge 17.8% in April

May. 21, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing homes plunged 17.8% in April with the real estate market still in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that last month's decline pushed sales down to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.33 million units, the slowest...

A Tesla Model 3 drives in front of the Golden Driller as it gets a Tesla facelift in Tulsa Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Tulsa's iconic Golden Driller statue is joining the effort to help lure automaker Tesla to build its new U.S. assembly plant here. The 75-foot tall statue in the heart of the city is getting a makeover that includes a bright-red Tesla logo on its chest and a mask to make the oil field worker look more like Tesla CEO Elon Musk. City officials plan to unveil the new look at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Tulsa's Golden Driller statue gets Tesla-style makeover

May. 20, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa's iconic Golden Driller statue is joining the effort to lure automaker Tesla to build its new U.S. assembly plant in Oklahoma's second-largest city. The 75-foot tall, golden statue in the heart of the city is getting a makeover that includes a bright-red Tesla logo on its chest,...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., smiles during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats push new $3T coronavirus relief bill through House

May. 15, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House on Friday, an election-year measure designed to brace a U.S. economy in free fall and a health care system struggling to contain a pandemic still pummeling the country. The 208-199 vote, with all but one...

FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, State Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, chair of the Senate budget committee, discusses spending on the coronavirus at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The government would cover rent payments for some low-income Californians impacted by the coronavirus under a new proposal backed by leaders in the state Senate. Mitchell said lawmakers have identified about $100 billion in savings over the next two years. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

California Senate proposal tackles rents, economic recovery

May. 12, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians unable to pay their rent because of the coronavirus crisis could have their payments covered by the state Legislature, Senate leaders announced Tuesday, part of a massive $25 billion aid package that looks to the future to pay for relief needed today. California has...

Brnovich: Ruling for state in tax case stands with no appeal

May. 2, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says a court ruling in favor of the state will stand in a case that could have resulted in large requests for tax refunds. Brnovich said Friday that an oil company didn't appeal a January court ruling in a case involving the taxation of dyed diesel fuel...

FILE - This May 18, 2017, file photo shows the Healthcare.gov website on a laptop computer in Washington. Mass layoffs are pushing many Americans into an unfamiliar role: Shopping for health insurance that isn’t offered by an employer. A swirl of potentially confusing terms and options await inexperienced health insurance shoppers as they sort coverage plans for at least the next couple months. But experts say these obstacles can be conquered with patience and some help from agents or navigators who specialize in finding insurance. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Laid-off US workers face foreign world of insurance shopping

Apr. 30, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

Mass layoffs are pushing many Americans into an unfamiliar role: shopping for health insurance that isn’t offered by an employer. A swirl of confusing terms and options await inexperienced shoppers as they sort health insurance plans. And there’s probably no one from human resources available to...