Business

1:20am

Thu April 5, 2012
Starting Up: Silicon Valley's Origins

America's Magnet For Innovation, And Investments

Virginia Klausmeier (left) makes her pitch for Garage Technology Ventures to invest in her clean diesel fuel company, Sylvatex, to Bill Reichert and Joyce Chung, two of the firm's general partners.
Cindy Carpien NPR

Part 2 of our Silicon Valley history series

Think of the most technologically innovative companies of the past 50 years, such as Intel, Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter. Each company has a Silicon Valley address — and each one got backing from venture capitalists. Over the past decade, more than 35 percent of the nation's venture capital has gone to Silicon Valley startups.

High-tech and venture capital go hand and hand in the valley where technology and venture capital grew up together.

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2:00pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Business

Private Company Wants to Bring Cell Service to Glenwood Canyon

ellenm1 Flickr - Creative Commons

Cell phones are everywhere but cell service is another story especially on the road. Whatever one thinks about driving and cell phone use, there is no service along a 12 mile stretch of I-70 in the Glenwood Canyon.

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12:57pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Business

State Business Leaders Most Optimistic Since 2004

Business Research Division - Leeds School of Business University of Colorado Boulder

Colorado business leaders have a more optimistic outlook going into the second quarter of this year.That’s according to the University of Colorado’s Leeds Business Confidence Index.

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10:58am

Wed April 4, 2012
Business

Yahoo Cuts 2,000 Employees

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with layoffs at Yahoo.

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10:37am

Wed April 4, 2012
Economy

Private Hiring Signals Another Strong Jobs Report

Joanely Carrero restocks shelves at a Target store in Miami. Two reports Wednesday indicated that private hiring grew in March.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Jobs at U.S. businesses increased by 209,000 in March, according to a report released Wednesday by the payroll processing firm ADP. That's in line with expectations for the monthly jobs report due out Friday.

Analysts expect Friday's official employment report from the Labor Department to show that employers added 215,000 in March and that the unemployment rate remained at 8.3 percent, according to Bloomberg News.

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