DENVER (AP) — A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.
Mixed corporate earnings produced varied results on Wall Street this week, resulting in gains for the Nasdaq, losses for the Dow and a nearly flat S&P 500. The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index, buoyed by strong results from Apple and Facebook, advanced 17.41 points (0.39 percent) on the week to 4,449.56. Market observers were positive on earnings season after the initial wave of reports. "It's been an okay, but not a great, earnings season, and not enough to get some momentum behind the market to make higher levels," Michael James, managing director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities, said Friday.