Business

5:29am

Thu September 22, 2011
Business

Tandem Select Acquired by New York Co.; Will Continue to Innovate

Fort Collins-based Tandem Select, which conducts pre-employment background screenings, has been acquired by New York City-based Sterling Infosystems - the third-largest background screening company in the nation.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Steve Porter, reporter for the Northern Colorado Business Report about how the acquisition will affect the company.

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10:19am

Wed September 21, 2011
Whiteboard Video

Why Do European Banks Need Dollars?

Why do European banks need dollars? from Marketplace on Vimeo.

European banks need money. Specifically, they need dollars. But why? They have their own money, so why do they need ours? Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.

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5:26pm

Mon September 19, 2011
Business

USDA Grant Helps Rural Business Boost Renewable Production

Four Colorado businesses – including one in Windsor – are among the recipients of $27-milllion in USDA funding to implement renewable energy and efficiency measures into their operations.

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8:17am

Thu September 15, 2011

3:56pm

Tue September 13, 2011
Economy

Census: 2010 Saw Poverty Rate Increase, Income Drop

Originally published on Wed September 14, 2011 1:33 am

The nation's poverty rate rose last year to 15.1 percent, up from 14.3 in 2009, according to a new report from the Census Bureau.
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The nation's poverty rate rose last year to 15.1 percent, the highest level in 17 years, according to new data from the Census Bureau. The agency's latest poverty report, released Tuesday, shows that 46 million people were poor and that the median income dropped last year by more than two percent to about $49,445.

Not unexpectedly, the continued lack of jobs was the main cause.

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