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Arrow Electronics Inc. is transferring its global headquarters to the Denver suburb of Englewood from Melville, N.Y., but the company described it as a change of address and said no jobs would be created or lost. The electronics and computer components supplier said Tuesday the shift would be effective Nov. 15. “At this point it… Continue Reading Arrow Electronics moving NY headquarters to Colo.

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Obama to step up power line projects

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The Obama administration wants to speed up permitting and construction of seven proposed electric transmission lines in 12 states, as it moves to create jobs and modernize the nation’s power grid. The projects are intended to serve as pilot demonstrations of streamlined federal permitting and improved cooperation among federal, state and tribal governments. The lines… Continue Reading Obama to step up power line projects

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The National Federation of Independent Business is expanding its discounted workers’ compensation coverage benefits to Colorado. The latest expansion means that NFIB insurance through Employers is now available in 27 states. Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Arkansas and New Mexico were also added. Qualifying NFIB members are eligible to receive a 5 percent discount on… Continue Reading NFIB workers comp insurance now available in Colo.

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Colorado’s ag exports rise dramatically

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Colorado’s agricultural exports increased 20 percent to $718 million in the first seven months of 2011, led by increases in beef, hides, dairy and grains. “Agricultural exports continue to play an important part in our state’s economic recovery,” said Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar. “So far this year, we’ve seen an additional $118 million from the… Continue Reading Colorado’s ag exports rise dramatically

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State has no funds to help quake victims

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Colorado officials say they have no money to help earthquake victims in southern Colorado. Department of Local Affairs spokeswoman Linda Rice says the state is providing technical assistance, including geological analysis, aerial photography and water quality testing. Most victims have found that their insurance does not cover earthquakes. Monday’s magnitude-5.3 quake in southern Colorado was… Continue Reading State has no funds to help quake victims

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Colorado second in nation for vaccines

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Colorado ranks second in teenage vaccinations for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s survey. About 86 percent of teenagers in Colorado receive the vaccine, placing Colorado second behind the state of New Hampshire. The survey also found increases in Colorado for teens protected against meningococcal disease and the… Continue Reading Colorado second in nation for vaccines

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Colorado transportation officials say an experiment using police cars to pace traffic and reduce congestion on Interstate 70 in the mountains has produced promising preliminary results. The Aug. 13 test was conducted on an 8-mile section of eastbound I-70 between the Eisenhower Tunnel and Silverthorn. Colorado State Patrol and Silverthorn Police patrol cars turned on… Continue Reading Colo. tries easing I-70 backups by pacing traffic

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Youth Service America and United Healthcare are launching the fourth year of Health Heroes grants to fight childhood obesity in Colorado. During the most recent cycle, United awarded $2,000 in grants to four Colorado-based, youth-led organizations. UnitedHealth Heroes is a service-learning, health literacy initiative designed to encourage young people, working with educators and youth leaders,… Continue Reading UnitedHealthcare offers students grants to fight obesity

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State unemployment rate: unchanged

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Colorado saw no change in the state unemployment rate from June to July of this year, according to figures from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The state added 3,200 nonfarm payroll jobs, for a total of 2.2 million people employed in the state, according to the monthly survey of business establishments. Government jobs… Continue Reading State unemployment rate: unchanged

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Colorado is receiving $15.3 million in federal grants to fund several transportation projects. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the grants announced Wednesday will create jobs and strengthen the state economy. The grant money will help with the widening of Interstate 225 between Parker Road and Mississippi Avenue in Denver. The funds will also go… Continue Reading Colo. gets $15.3 million in federal transportation funds

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