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Hacking seen as rising risk with car electronics

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Drivers can talk to each other through Bluetooth phones, they can ask for directions and dial up satellite radio. But all those electronic features mean that entertainment computers in cars could be hacked to tell the safety feature computers in cars what to do.  While safety and entertainment components are supposed to be separate, they… Continue Reading Hacking seen as rising risk with car electronics

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U.S. banks tally exposure to European debt

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Five of the nation’s largest banks have more than $80 billion in exposure to debt in Ireland, Portugal,  Spain and Greece, according to the New York Times. But they are betting their insurance – known as credit-default swaps – will carry them through the crisis and offset any losses from European default. These swaps mean… Continue Reading U.S. banks tally exposure to European debt

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Trader Joe’s filed paperwork to open stores in Colorado two weeks ago, and told the Boulder Camera that the city would be the first place it plans to open. But analysts say Boulder is the most competitive natural foods market in the country, and Trader Joe’s would only be one option of many. The city… Continue Reading Trader Joe’s to enter saturated grocery market in Boulder

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Attendance at X Games down slightly

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Attendance was off slightly at the X Winter Games in Aspen, according to the Aspen Daily News. An estimated 108,000 people attended the event, which features skiing and snowboarding events. The attendance is the second highest in the game’s history, but is down slightly from last year’s record 114,000. Read more at the Aspen News.

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Colorado has the 16th most business friendly tax structure in the nation, reports the Denver Business Journal. The Tax Foundation posts a list every year of the best states to do business in – as it relates to taxes. Colorado has ranked in the top one-third – but 16th is the lowest ranking in several… Continue Reading Colo. ranks 16th for business friendly tax structure

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Photos from the Book of Lists launch party

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About 300 people celebrated the launch of the Business Journal’s 2012 Book of Lists last night at Braxton Technologies’ new downtown headquarters. Each year the Business Journal publishes its Book of Lists, a compilation of information from more than 2,700 local businesses. The lists serve as an invaluable source for business, marketing and fundraising leads.… Continue Reading Photos from the Book of Lists launch party

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Greccio to buy 2 foreclosed apartment buildings

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Greccio Housing is preparing to close on two apartment buildings that will increase their inventory of affordable housing by more than 30 percent. Lee Patke, Greccio executive director, said he couldn’t discuss specifics about the buildings or the bank that owns them until the closings on Feb. 6 and March 6. But the two buildings,… Continue Reading Greccio to buy 2 foreclosed apartment buildings

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Source Business Systems, a local business management software and consulting company, is merging its customer list with Boston-based BrainSell Technology. The customer list merger will give the company a strategic relationship, said Jim Brummett, president of Source Business Systems. “It gives us an opportunity to not only provide our clients with an even broader level… Continue Reading Springs business creates ties with Boston technology company

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The Credit Union of Colorado has launched a foundation to raise grant money for human services and education. The Credit Union of Colorado, which was founded in 1934, has a membership that includes teachers, college and university employees and state employees, retirees and their family members. The foundation is a way to continue supporting philanthropic activities… Continue Reading Credit Union of Colorado starts a scholarship foundation

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Taco Bell rolling into breakfast market

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The Mexican-style fast-food chain that caters to the late-night snacking crowd has introduced a breakfast menu in 800 restaurants in 14 states, including Colorado. If the launch goes well, Taco Bell plans to begin selling its breakfast burritos and hash browns in its 5,600 locations nationwide by 2014. (Taco Bells in Colorado Springs reached Thursday… Continue Reading Taco Bell rolling into breakfast market

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