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Wages recovering, but slowly

From 2006 to 2008, wages grew 5.4 percent throughout the United States. As the recession worsened at the end of 2008, wages dropped dramatically, reaching their lowest point during third quarter 2009, according to a report today from Payscale.com. Since then, national average wages have remained relatively flat, though the cost of goods has increased,… Continue Reading Wages recovering, but slowly

Value of Colorado M&A activity up

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Colorado’s mergers and acquisition activity in the first three quarters of the year totaled 45 deals worth $32.9 billion. The value of deals was up 89 percent for the same period, but deal count – the number of transactions closed for the period – was off by 15 percent from 2009, according to the Financial… Continue Reading Value of Colorado M&A activity up

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb officials have reached an agreement with Race Central for promotion and news across the motorsport media giant’s television, radio and web-based outlets. The coverage will not only boost awareness and attendance at the nation’s second biggest racing event, but will broaden an already growing international audience for American auto racing,… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Race Central team up

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When the recession reached its peak during 2008, Starbucks was caught off guard. Fourth quarter sales plummeted for the year, and profits fell 97 percent as Americans opted for cheaper java options. A year later, however, it’s a different story. The company not only tripled its year-over-year profits during fourth quarter 2009, but plans to… Continue Reading Starbucks profit percolating again

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