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Mon July 25, 2011
Rental markets

Apartment Vacancies Hit New Ten-year Low

CO Division of Housing

State housing officials say median rents in the Denver metro area are rising slightly, as apartment vacancies drop to a new ten-year low.

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Mon July 25, 2011

Loveland-Based Company Announces Two Contracts with NASA

Program Director Randy Paffenroth, Ph.D.
Numerica Corporation

One Colorado research and development company is announcing two separate contracts with NASA.  They’ll work on issues regarding safety and mission design.

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Mon July 25, 2011

Surf and Turf

photo by D. Sharon Pruitt Creative Commons

All-day seminars are often hailed in infomercials as a way to change behavior.  But KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel says things like that aren’t enough.  For a real breakthrough, we need easy-to-stick-to systems. Although a little bribery to sweeten the deal doesn't hurt...

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Mon July 25, 2011
Health and Environment

New Study Affirms Colorado’s Poorest Populations Die Younger

Residents participate in organized daily exercises at a retirement community. A new study shows a direct correlation between wealth and longevity in Colorado.
Flip Schulke/The National Archives

Colorado’s lowest life expectancies often occur in the counties with the highest poverty rates, according to a recent study by the University of Washington and U.S. Census data.

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Mon July 25, 2011
Around the Nation

'Antiques Roadshow' Makes Richest Find In Tulsa

On Antiques Roadshow, a PBS mainstay, appraisers roll into town and tell people whether all that old stuff around the house is worth anything. At a taping this weekend in Tulsa, you could've been forgiven for thinking you were tuned to Who Wants to be a Millionaire. A man discovered his set of five Chinese cups carved from rhinoceros horn is worth up to $1.5 million, the most expensive item in the show's 16-year history.