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Merrill Lynch settles with securities division

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Merrill Lynch agreed to stop using unlicensed brokers to sell securities in Colorado and to establish a trade monitoring system that makes sure its salespeople are licensed in the state. The agreement is part of a settlement between the brokerage firm and the Colorado Division of Securities, after the division claimed the firm allowed their… Continue Reading Merrill Lynch settles with securities division

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Legislators mull PERA

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Proposal includes raising retirement age This week the Colorado Legislature began hearings on Senate Bill 01, a bipartisan measure aimed at restoring long-term solvency to the Public Employees Retirement Association, the public pension plan that covers more than 425,000 active and retired public-sector workers in Colorado. The measure was crafted in response to the severe… Continue Reading Legislators mull PERA

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 Four bills that business leaders say will drastically harm businesses and affect job creation are headed to the Senate after passing the state House of Representatives this morning. House Bill 1190 will suspend the exemption on energy used in processing and manufacturing, effective March 1. “Not only is the financial impact huge, but the lack… Continue Reading Legislation would kill business tax credits

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DENVER (AP) – The first attempt to try to regulate Colorado’s medical marijuana industry is up for its first vote at the state Capitol. The Senate Health & Human Services Committee is holding a hearing on a bill aimed at preventing doctors from issuing medical marijuana recommendations to recreational users. Under the proposal, doctors would… Continue Reading Medical marijuana bill up for hearing at Capitol

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The state won a lawsuit last week that upholds its solid waste regulations regarding commercial exploration and production, or brine waste. Waste from exploration or production is made of salt water mixed with small amounts of hydraulic fracturing chemicals, crude oil and other hydrocarbons. The state requires companies to meet solid waste disposal regulations, as… Continue Reading Colorado wins suit regulating commercial production waste

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PTAC in our own back yard

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In case you haven’t heard, Colorado was recently awarded a Procurement Technical Assistance Center in September. The Center’s office is located right in Colorado Springs at 6 S. Tejon St. Getting a Center in Colorado was a difficult two-year process led by several key members of the local business community. I have the honor of… Continue Reading PTAC in our own back yard

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Colorado to benefit from DOE grants

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Six Colorado companies will receive a share of $2.3 billion in clean energy manufacturing tax credits from the Department of Energy, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money will be used to build more energy-efficient buildings, and create more wind, solar and fuel cell power. The Colorado projects are part of… Continue Reading Colorado to benefit from DOE grants

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Colorado among happiest states in the nation

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A University of Cambridge survey shows Colorado is the fourth happiest state in the nation. The study looked at data collected from more than 350,000 people interviewed between Jan. 2 and Dec. 30, 2008, as part of the Gallup Organization’s Well-Being Index. The index looks at factors such as emotional health, physical health and job… Continue Reading Colorado among happiest states in the nation

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Colorado is now home to the country’s largest tire recycling plant. The plant sits on 120 acres near Hudson, Colo., about 30 miles northeast of Denver. Construction of the plant bodes well for the state’s reputation as a leader in the new energy economy. Quebec, Canada-based Magnum D’Or Resources not only purchased the industrially zoned… Continue Reading World’s largest tire recycling plant now in Colorado

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State public health officials are encouraging people who are sick to visit AMAfluhelp.org, a flu health assessment Web site that is intended to help alleviate the heavy wait times in doctors’ offices and emergency rooms. The Web tool – accessible through www.colorado.gov/nofluforyou – will help patients determine the severity of their flu symptoms and allow them… Continue Reading Web tool helps patients determine severity of flu symptoms

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