Business

2:50pm

Thu December 29, 2011
Business

Three CO Sears, Kmart Stores to Close Due to Disappointing Holiday Season

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Three Colorado Sears and Kmart stores will close in the coming year due to lackluster sales. The move could impact as many as 240 employees.

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4:29pm

Tue December 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Extent Of 'Anonymous' Hacker Attack On Security Is Detailed

The Guy Fawkes mask has come to symbolize the group Anonymous. This mask was seen during protest in Germany.
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A company that provides identity protection services is sifting through the data released by hackers over the holiday weekend and and they're detailing what hackers were able to steal from Stratfor, a security think tank.

If you haven't heard, hackers who claim an affiliation with the group Anonymous broke into the servers of Stratfor, made public some data and used some of the stolen credit card numbers to, in some cases, make charitable donations.

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2:34pm

Tue December 27, 2011
Business

CO Retail Council Expects 3 Percent Increase in Holiday Sales

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Despite Tuesday’s announcement by Sears Holdings that they will soon close up to 120 stores nationwide, the trade group Colorado Retail Council says it expects holiday sales to increase about 3 percent compared to the same time last year.

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12:15pm

Tue December 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Brazil Overtakes U.K. As World's Sixth Biggest Economy

Thousands of people crowd Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as summer gets going in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Brazil is now the world's sixth biggest economy overtaking the U.K., according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research. As the Financial Times puts it, it's another milestone that's part of a larger trend where emerging economies outpace developed ones. China, they report, overtook Japan earlier this year.

The BBC explains:

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10:24am

Mon December 26, 2011
Digital Life

The Touchy-Feely Future Of Technology

While many think of the tablet computer as a new idea, the concept can traced back to the original Star Trek series and Arthur C. Clarke's 1968 novel 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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In 1975, when then-composer and performer Bill Buxton started designing his own digital musical instruments, he had no way of knowing he was helping to spark the next technological revolution. But nine years — and a master's in computer science — later, that all changed.

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