Business

3:14pm

Fri July 19, 2013
Business

New Smartphone Upgrade Plans Can Be Costly In The Long Run

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 4:12 pm

Nearly 60 percent of Americans have smartphones, up from just 8 percent five years ago.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Three of the four major wireless companies are out with new plans for those who want the latest smartphone sooner. The plans, with names like Verizon Edge and AT&T Next, essentially let you rent a phone for six months or a year and then trade it in for a new one — but there's a catch.

"You're paying essentially twice," says Avi Greengart, who is research director for consumer devices at Current Analysis and does some consulting for the industry.

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10:00am

Fri July 19, 2013
Colorado Identity

Making Colorado Seeks Feedback, Colorado Flag Gets The Love Instead

The Colorado flag, designed by Andrew Carlisle Johnson in 1911
Kimberly Vardeman Flickr - Creative Commons

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.

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