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Americans more optimistic about economy, poll says

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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… Continue Reading Americans more optimistic about economy, poll says

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Comcast adds jobs in Denver, Springs

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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… Continue Reading Comcast adds jobs in Denver, Springs

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Utes want casino in Dinosaur, Colo.

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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… Continue Reading Utes want casino in Dinosaur, Colo.

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Denver company settles Pueblo lawsuit

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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… Continue Reading Denver company settles Pueblo lawsuit

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Staples speeds up U.S., European store closures

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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… Continue Reading Staples speeds up U.S., European store closures

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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… Continue Reading Pilot feud leads to fewer on-time flights for American

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U.S. home prices rise more than anticipated

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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. 

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Biofuel company to shutter Minnesota plant

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Denver-based Biofuel Energy Corp. will shut down a plant in Minnesota, said the Denver Business Journal. The company cites weakening profit margins for the move, saying the company will remain idle until corn prices are better. A drought in the Midwest let to lower-than-expected corn yields this fall. A plant in Nebraska will continue to… Continue Reading Biofuel company to shutter Minnesota plant

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Oil companies concerned about changes to setbacks

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Oil companies are growing concerned about proposed buffer zones in Colorado, reports the Coloradoan. A company planning to drill in Windsor said any new setbacks that increase the distance wells can be from homes could put it out of business. Currently, the setbacks are 350 feet from a home and 150 feet in rural areas.… Continue Reading Oil companies concerned about changes to setbacks

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Personal incomes in Colorado grew in second quarter

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Personal income grew by 1 percent in Colorado during the second quarter, said the Denver Business Journal. The news comes from a U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis study, which showed personal income for the entire national also grew at a 1 percent increase. It’s still not enough to make up losses from the first quarter,… Continue Reading Personal incomes in Colorado grew in second quarter

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