Boulder residents are interested in banning smoking on the popular Pearl Street mall, according to the Boulder Daily Camera. The ban will be discussed next month, with a public hearing in November. If passed, it would ban smoking on the mall – even outdoors, even at night – and on the lawn of the Boulder […]
Colorado Rockies announcers are more impartial than those at other professional baseball teams. That’s the word from a study by the Wall Street Journal, and reported in the Denver Business Journal. By contrast, the most biased announcers are from the Chicago White Sox, according to the unscientific survey. Read more at the Denver Business Journal. […]
Two federal courthouses in Colorado were spared from budget cuts, reports KREX-TV. The two courthouses, in Grand Junction and Durango, were on a short list for closure. But the government decided it would waste money already spent on renovations to the Grand Junction building. Read more at KREX-TV.
Wells Fargo is the latest victim in a series of cyber attacks that hit Bank of America, Citibank and JP Morgan Chase, reports the Los Angeles Times. The attacks created massive denial of service issues, which overwhelm websites until they fail or move very slowly. The group claiming responsibility is the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Cyber […]
Angry Birds maker, Rovio Entertainment, wants to prove its no one-hit wonder, says the Chicago Tribune. The company is launching its second game, Bad Piggies, just as players seem to be growing tired of the three-year-old game. It features pigs striking back at the Angry Birds. A big hit would give the Finnish company a […]
Americans feel more optimistic about the economy now than they did in 2009, said Bloomberg News. About 43 percent of people surveyed in the Bloomberg national poll said they were more confident about the economy than in 2009, as opposed to 33 percent who weren’t. But that satisfaction doesn’t equate to approval of how Obama […]
Comcast is planning to add 250 jobs in Denver and 150 in Colorado Springs at its call centers in both cities, reports the Denver Business Journal. The new jobs are part of a company strategy to create Centers of Excellence, with each call center focusing on a specific issue or feature. Colorado Springs call center […]
The Ute Indian tribe wants to open a casino in Dinosaur, Colo., according to the Vernal Express. Dinosaur has a population of about 320 people, and has been working with the Native-American tribe for the casino for several months. Despite a feasibility study that shows there’s a market for a casino in the area, the […]
K & D of Denver is paying Pueblo County $500,000 to drop the company from a $5.4 million lawsuit, reports the Pueblo Chieftain. The county is suing Qualiclean LLC for the cost of removing asbestos-contaminated soil from a downtown building site in 2008. Qualiclean is accused of double-billing the county. K &D settled its portion […]
Staples is speeding up closure of 15 of its U.S. stores and announced plans to shutter 45 stores and delivery services in Europe, reports the Los Angeles Times. The office products company plans to invest more money in online sales and mobile products. It’s second quarter profits dropped as sales of computers, printers and office […]
As pilots and administration continue to fight, American Airlines is dealing with more delays and cancellations – and more passenger frustration, reports the Chicago Tribune. So far, the airline has delayed 364 flights and cancelled 30 others. The corporation said the delays and cancellations were due to more pilots than normal calling in sick. American’s […]
Home prices in the United States rose more than analysts expected in July, said Bloomberg. The Case-Shiller Index of property values in 20 cities shows a 1.2 percent increase in home prices since July 2011, the largest increase in more than a year. Low mortgage rates are attracting buyers, analysts say. Read more at Bloomberg.