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Denver to decide on mandatory-sick-leave measure

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Denver voters will decide tomorrow whether city businesses should be required to offer paid sick leave. Initiative 300 seeks to require businesses to offer one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked with a cap of 9 sick days a year. Business groups  oppose it, saying it would be a costly that would… Continue Reading Denver to decide on mandatory-sick-leave measure

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Obama taking on student loan relief Wednesday

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President Barack Obama is outlining a plan Wednesday to allow millions of student loan recipients to lower their payments and consolidate their loans, in hopes of easing the burden of the No. 2 source of household debt. The move to assist struggling graduates and students could help Obama shore up re-election support among young voters,… Continue Reading Obama taking on student loan relief Wednesday

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Level 3 Communications has transferred all its stock to the New York Stock Exchange. The Broomfield-based announced the completion of the move on Thursday. To mark the occasion, executives from the Broomfield-based company rang the opening bell at the exchange. Level 3 operates a long-distance telecommunications network and recently acquired Global Crossing in a stock… Continue Reading Level 3 switches stock to New York Stock Exchange

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Coleman moving 25 execs from Wichita to Denver

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The Coleman Co. plans to move 25 of its top executives to Denver, but says that does not mean the company headquarters is moving out of Wichita. Coleman president and CEO Robert Marcovitch announced Thursday that the departments moving include sales, marketing, creative services such as graphic design and financial support. The company’s accounting, technology… Continue Reading Coleman moving 25 execs from Wichita to Denver

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Venoco to build pipeline in California

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Venoco Inc. said Monday that a subsidiary has received final approval to build a pipeline in California. The Denver energy company said the pipeline will reduce transportation costs from the South Ellwood field and reach more refineries. That will allow the company to realize $5 to $7 more per barrel of oil it produces. Venoco… Continue Reading Venoco to build pipeline in California

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Groupon subscribers in Colorado Springs can help lower energy bills for low-income families in exchange for carbon offsets. Groundwork Denver, an environmental justice non-profit, runs the porch bulb project that swaps out inefficient incandescent porch bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs. With the support of Groupon members, Groundwork hopes to raise enough money to swap out… Continue Reading Local nonprofits to use Groupon for donations

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CenturyLink post 78 percent lower profit

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Phone company CenturyLink Inc.’s second-quarter profit fell 78 percent as it had to write off more than expected of the value of Qwest, which it bought in April. In another wrinkle to the $12.2 billion acquisition, the company lost more broadband subscribers in the Qwest areas than it gained, something that never happened when Qwest… Continue Reading CenturyLink post 78 percent lower profit

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A Denver doctor has signed an agreement with Barbados to build a surgical center and hospital on the island nation, in hopes of attracting medical tourists. Robert F. Priddy, co-founder of American World Clinics, says the new hospital will be staffed primarily by U.S.-trained, board-certified doctors and built to U.S. standards. AWC-Barbados Hospital will provide… Continue Reading Denver doctor to launch medical tourism group in Barbados

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The publisher of two Colorado newspapers says the papers are ceasing publication. Former Vail Daily owner Jim Pavelich says the Vail Mountaineer and the Denver Daily News are victims of the recession. Pavelich and Associate Publisher Erinn Hoban-Chavez began publishing the Mountaineer in June 2008. The newspaper was published six days a week, Tuesday through… Continue Reading Vail Mountaineer, Denver Daily News closing

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The visitors bureau for Denver says the city now has the nation’s largest restaurant week based on the number of participating restaurants. Visit Denver, The Convention and Visitors Bureau said Wednesday that 303 restaurants offered multicourse meals last Feb. 25 to March 11 for the special price of $52.80 for two people, or $26.40 for… Continue Reading Denver claims nation’s largest restaurant week

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