Business http://www.kunc.org en When Ikea Raises Its Minimum Wage, Where Does The Money Come From? http://www.kunc.org/post/when-ikea-raises-its-minimum-wage-where-does-money-come Ikea, a company famous for keeping its costs down, recently announced that it would raise the average minimum wage for its retail workers to $10.76 an hour. Why would the company volunteer to pay its workers more?<p>"By taking better care of our coworkers," says Rob Olson, the acting president of Ikea U.S., "they will take better care of our customers, who will take better care of Ikea. We see it as a win-win-win opportunity."<p>Win. Win. Win. Sounds like a free lunch. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:31:00 +0000 David Kestenbaum 58760 at http://www.kunc.org When Ikea Raises Its Minimum Wage, Where Does The Money Come From? CDOT Tries Lane Experiment To Relieve I-25 Congestion http://www.kunc.org/post/cdot-tries-lane-experiment-relieve-i-25-congestion <p>The Colorado Department of Transportation is piloting new lane striping as a way to reduce traffic congestion for a stretch of southbound I-25 near Centennial.</p><p>They are creating a temporary "<a href="http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/i25sbpilotprogram">Direct Lane</a>" for through traffic between County Line and Lincoln, and will spend several weeks assessing its efficacy. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:33:19 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58723 at http://www.kunc.org CDOT Tries Lane Experiment To Relieve I-25 Congestion Breweries Double Nationwide With The West Leading The Way http://www.kunc.org/post/breweries-double-nationwide-west-leading-way <p>If you’re a fan of craft beer, you’re not alone. Breweries nationwide have doubled between 2007 and 2012, with shipments of $28 billion. That marks a 33.6 percent growth in revenue within a five-year span. Colorado is one of a handful of states that have led the way.</p><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 16:28:18 +0000 Dan Greenwood 58594 at http://www.kunc.org Breweries Double Nationwide With The West Leading The Way U.S. Added 288,000 Jobs In June, Labor Department Says http://www.kunc.org/post/us-added-288000-jobs-june-labor-dept-says Analysts' expectations of continued growth in the jobs report for June were surpassed by federal data issued this morning, as the Labor Department says U.S. employers added 288,000 jobs last month. The government released the numbers one day early because of the July 4 holiday.<p><strong>Update at 8:35 a.m. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:38:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 58535 at http://www.kunc.org The Company Where Everyone Knows Everyone Else's Salary http://www.kunc.org/post/company-where-everyone-knows-everyone-elses-salary Dane Atkinson is a tech entrepreneur who started his first company at 17 and has run almost a dozen more since. He's so friendly that he manages to sound cheerful while explaining the art of hiring workers for as little money possible.<p>"I have on many occasions paid the exact same skill set wildly different fees because I was able to negotiate with one person better than another," he says.<p>Some employees were worth $70,000 a year, but only asked for $50,000 a year. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Lisa Pollak 58496 at http://www.kunc.org The Company Where Everyone Knows Everyone Else's Salary