Business

11:24am

Tue September 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Coca-Cola Chief: U.S. Becoming Less Business Friendly Than China

Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, speaks during the seventh annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York City.
Daniel Berehulak Getty Images

Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola's chief executive, is making some waves after what he told The Financial Times in an interview the paper ran this morning.

"I believe the US owes itself to create a 21st century tax policy for individuals as well as businesses," Kent told the paper. He also went on to criticize the complexity of the tax code, as well as the fact that American companies have to pay taxes on income earned abroad. The FT adds:

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2:00pm

Sun September 25, 2011
Energy

New Boom Reshapes Oil World, Rocks North Dakota

Originally published on Mon September 26, 2011 9:57 am

Ben Shaw hangs from an oil derrick outside Williston, ND, in July 2011. Williston's mayor, Ward Koeser, estimates that the town has between 2,000 and 3,000 job openings for oil workers.
Gregory Bull AP

A couple months ago, Jake Featheringill and his wife got robbed.

It wasn't serious. No one was home at the time, and no one got hurt. But for Featheringill, it was just the latest in a string of bad luck.

"We made a decision," he says. "We decided to pick up and move in about three days. Packed all our stuff up in storage. Drove 24 straight hours on I-29, and made it to Williston with no place to live."

That's Williston, ND. Population — until just a few years ago — 12,000. Jake was born there, but moved away when he was a kid. He hadn't been back since.

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5:00am

Fri September 23, 2011
Business

So Long to Summer

Jim Hill

Summer officially comes to an end today. As we turn to autumn, the days are getting shorter and the nights cooler. But there’s one right of summer that won’t be going away in Greeley – at least not for the next two months. KUNC’s Will Witwer profiles one family-owned Drive-In that clearly stands out in a sea of Drive-Through’s.

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11:33am

Thu September 22, 2011
Business

Western Oil and Gas Companies Blast Obama Deficit Plan

Oil and gas companies across Colorado and the West are lashing out against President Obama’s proposed deficit reduction plan saying it will stifle jobs in the region.  It's the latest tit for tat in the ongoing political battle over drilling on federal public lands.

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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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