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2:00am

Thu April 12, 2012

2:00am

Thu April 12, 2012
Business

Taxes Lead To Stress Which Leads To Fatal Wrecks

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Some other news: Tax day is rapidly approaching, and it turns out that day can hazardous to your heath.

As NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports, researchers found a rise in fatal auto accidents on the day taxes are due.

WENDY KAUFMAN, BYLINE: Back in 1789, Ben Franklin wrote: Nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes. He couldn't possibly have foreseen the linkage reported in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association: 6 percent more people than usual are killed on the roads on tax day.

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7:29pm

Wed April 11, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

High Fire Danger Highlights Aging Firefighting Air Tankers

Rennett Stowe/Creative Commons

 The US Forest Service relies on an aging fleet of large, heavy air tankers to fight fires and protect structures and homes. But the fleet is dwindling, and the agency is scrambling to replace it.

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5:13pm

Wed April 11, 2012
Business

Bennet Hopeful on Farm Bill Reauthorization

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) joined NRCS director Dave White in Greeley Wednesday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Despite a polarized Congress, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet says he’s optimistic that the 2012 Farm Bill can be re-authorized before the November election.  The bill allocates billions of dollars for everything from disaster assistance to school nutrition efforts and Bennet has been holding listening sessions with farmers across the state as the Senate committee he sits on is preparing to draft legislation. 

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4:46pm

Wed April 11, 2012
Business

Colorado Joins e-Book Price Fixing Lawsuit

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Colorado is joining a multi-state lawsuit against Apple and four electronic book publishers. It alleges that the entities engaged in price fixing and other anticompetitive practices in the market.

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