Business

1:00pm

Thu March 29, 2012
Europe

Pushed By Auserity Measures, Workers Strike In Spain

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All over Spain today people did not show up for work. A general strike stalled public transportation, interrupted TV broadcasts, and shuttered factories and schools. The strikers are protesting sharp government cutbacks and big changes to labor laws; changes that are intended to jumpstart Spain's stagnant economy.

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1:00pm

Thu March 29, 2012
Politics

Republicans Barrel GOP Budget Through House

Originally published on Thu March 29, 2012 6:09 pm

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11:11am

Thu March 29, 2012
All Tech Considered

New Law Raises Funding Hopes For Startups, Worries Over Fraud

Would You Give This Guy Your Money? Space Monkey co-founder Alen Peacock delivers a presentation at the 2012 LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco. Peacock says that when he first got started, he couldn't accept investments from friends because they weren't accredited investors.
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A new law has many technology entrepreneurs excited. The Jobs Act — which passed the House earlier this week and is awaiting President Obama's signature — will make it easier for new businesses to raise money. But many are concerned it will also open the floodgates to a new wave of financial fraud.

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6:42am

Thu March 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Dipped Again Last Week

Originally published on Thu March 29, 2012 6:43 am

There were 359,000 first-time claims for jobless benefits last week, down 5,000 from the week before and a pace that continues to be the lowest since April 2008, the Employment and Training Administration just reported.

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5:00am

Thu March 29, 2012
Business

Sisters of Charity to Move Headquarters to Colorado

A Kansas-based hospital system is moving its corporate headquarters to Colorado, raising the state’s profile in the health-care industry. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke with Boulder County Business Report Publisher Chris Wood about the hundreds of new jobs coming to Broomfield.

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