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Dyson comes to Colorado

Dyson, known for its high-tech vacuums and bladeless fans, opened a service center in Colorado this week, reports the Denver Business Journal. The Centennial office will also feature a showroom of Dyson products, as well as a place to repair and replace products. It’s the company’s first storefront west of its Chicago headquarters. Read more… Continue Reading Dyson comes to Colorado

Colorado schools moving toward four-day week

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More Colorado school districts are moving to a four-day school week, reports the Denver Post. The move to a streamlined school week came from tighter budgets and increased energy costs. But the jury’s still out about whether or not it actually saves more money. By cutting the school week, schools save on transportation, food and… Continue Reading Colorado schools moving toward four-day week

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Banks unable to fend off cyber attacks

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A shadowy hacker group in the Middle East is wreaking havoc on U.S. banking sites, reports the Los Angeles Times. The group calls itself Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters, and has caused denial-of-service for customers of Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp and Bank of America. So far, no personal data has been compromised, the banks say.… Continue Reading Banks unable to fend off cyber attacks

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EU asks for $12 billion in sanctions against U.S.

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The European Union wants to impose annual trade sanctions up to $12 billion on the United States for what it says are illegal subsidies for Boeing, reports the Chicago Tribune. The move to ask the World Trade Organization to levy the sanctions is the latest shot in a fight between the EU’s Airbus and Boeing.… Continue Reading EU asks for $12 billion in sanctions against U.S.

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U.S. economy grew at slower pace than forecasted

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The United States economy grew less than previously forecasted during the second quarter, according to Bloomberg. The world’s largest economy grew at 1.3 percent from April to June, as opposed to 2 percent for the first quarter of the year. Household purchases, which account for 70 percent of the economy, grew at 1.5 percent. Read… Continue Reading U.S. economy grew at slower pace than forecasted

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Boulder considers Pearl Street smoking ban

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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… Continue Reading Boulder considers Pearl Street smoking ban

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Rockies announcers among most impartial

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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.… Continue Reading Rockies announcers among most impartial

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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.  

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Wells Fargo latest hit in cyber crime spree

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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… Continue Reading Wells Fargo latest hit in cyber crime spree

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Finnish company launches Angry Birds sequel

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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… Continue Reading Finnish company launches Angry Birds sequel

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