Business

6:00am

Fri July 19, 2013
Changing Lands, Changing Hands

Young Dreams, Huge Obstacles For Aspiring Farmers

Eva Teague, 31, is trying to start her own pig farm but is having trouble breaking in to the business.
Luke Runyon KUNC and Harvest Public Media

While the farming community continues to age fewer young people are filling the ranks, prompting the question: Do young people even want to farm anymore?

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3:12am

Fri July 19, 2013
Business

Federal Judge Green Lights Suit Against Private Equity Firms

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 4:00 am

The investor lawsuit claims the companies, including Blackstone, Carlyle and Bain Capital, colluded to drive down prices on hundreds of billions of dollars in takeovers.

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3:12am

Fri July 19, 2013
Business

In Dubai, Weight Loss Is Worth Gold

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 5:06 am

If you want people to slim down, why not reward them with gold? That's the tack being taken in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For every kilogram lost, the government will pay out a gram of gold.

2:16pm

Thu July 18, 2013
Business

At Greeley Stop, Vilsack Urges Farm Bill Action From Congress

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaking at the Leprino Foods factory in Greeley. Governor John Hickenlooper and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius were also in attendence.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Speaking at Leprino Foods in Greeley, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says lawmakers must act soon to pass a comprehensive five year farm bill.

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9:28am

Thu July 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Lowest Level In Months

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 9:33 am

The number of first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped by 24,000 last week, the Employment and Training Administration says. At 334,000, the number is at a 10-week low.

The Associated Press reports that the drop may be due to seasonal factors. The wire service adds:

"Still, the broader trend has been favorable. The four-week average, which smooths out fluctuations, fell 5,250 to 346,000.

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