The number of jobless claims in the United States is near a high for the year, showing little improvement in the labor market, said Bloomberg. Concern about European debt and the national fiscal crisis looming at the end of this year, has employers skittish about hiring. Read more at Bloomberg.
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More than half a million people attended this year’s Colorado State Fair, despite a 25 percent ticket price hike. Organizers believe the price increase funneled more people into choosing days when tickets were discounted, according to the Pueblo Chieftain. Tickets were $10 this year. Read more at the Pueblo Chieftain.
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An international surgical company has gotten the green light to build a ‘wet lab’ in Vail, overcoming a restraining order that blocked finishing the building, reports the Denver Post. Artherex is a company that manufactures surgical products and trains surgeons to insert them, using body parts harvested from human cadavers and sterlized. The Vail Gateway […]
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Aspen plans to bid on the third Pro Challenge bike race, said the Aspen Times. All Aspen’s hotel rooms were booked for two nights of the race, officials say. That’s enough to want another chance to have the event in town. But some want the name changed to showcase Colorado. Read more at the Aspen […]
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Republican front runner Mitt Romney deflected criticism of his work at Bain Capital and suggested he might release his income tax returns as part of his campaign, reports Bloomberg. Romney was criticized for not already releasing his returns, but said he was open to doing so – maybe in April or May. In response to […]
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The Obama administration wil unveil plans to require minium wage an dovertime for the nation’s 2 million home health care workers, reports the New York Times. The workers have been exempted from such coverage, because they were placed in the same category as babysitters nearly 40 years ago. The Obama administration will announce the change […]
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Examiner.com is saying that Denver can never host an Olympic Games – the United States Olympic Committee won’t allow it. That’s because during the 1976 Winter Games, which were awarded to Denver, Colorado voters decided not to use public funds for the Olympics. The Examiner says that Denver organizers wanted to build everything from scratch, […]
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JP Morgan Chase reported a 23 percent drop in earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011, which dragged down the banking giant’s overall earnings for the year. The New York Times is reporting that the bank earned $19 billion in 2011, a 9 percent increase.  The results fell slightly short of analysts’ expectations. The profit […]
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Colorado’s housing and labor markets are doing better than the nation’s overall, said the Denver Business Journal. The housing market is recovering, which is assisting growth in the financial services sector – both better than the rest of the nation. Read more at the Denver Business Journal. 
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Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked the Denver International Airport high in nearly every category – except its location, reports the Denver Business Journal. The magazine ranked the “best and worst” airports for the first time, and DIA was nine out of 22 major airports. It could have been higher, except raters didn’t like how far […]
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As Facebook shares continue their free fall, CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg is no longer one of the 40 richest men in the world, reports the Chicago Tribune. Bloomberg’s index measures only the wealth of the top 40 richest people in the world, and as of now, Zuckerberg is $800,000 behind the current No. 40 […]
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning business travelers about hackers who target them via open wi-fi connections at hotels, said the Los Angeles Times. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center recently issued a warning to travelers using these systems to look out for bogus access points and pop-up windows used by hackers to steal […]
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