Thu April 21, 2011

Solix BioSystems Still Embracing Algae's Potential

A few years ago, the concept of making alternative fuels from algae was all the rage.  But the idea seemed to fade quickly.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about how one local company is repositioning itself in the algae-cultivation industry.


Thu April 14, 2011
The Road Back To Work

Returning To Work: The Satisfaction Of Having A Job

Part of an ongoing series

The Labor Department reported on Wednesday that first-time claims for unemployment benefits jumped by 27,000 last week. That's a setback for a labor market that has been improving in recent months.

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Thu March 31, 2011
The Road Back To Work

The Thrill Of A Job, And The Worry Over Digging Out

Part of an ongoing series

Annica Trotter's job search has been filled with stressful moments.

In February, Trotter, 25, had been out of work for more than three months when she missed a phone call from a potential employer — an HR person at a security company.

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Thu March 31, 2011
The Two-Way

Wal-Mart CEO Sees Inflation Ahead; Do You?

"Serious" inflation is going to start hitting consumers in their wallets this summer, Wal-Mart's U.S. CEO tells USA Today.

"We're seeing cost increases starting to come through at a pretty rapid rate," Bill Simon says, and retailers are going to have to pass some of them along. Among the pressure points, obviously: Higher fuel prices, which then push up transportation costs.

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Fri March 25, 2011
National Security

A New Tool For U.S. Intelligence: Google?

Traditionally, intelligence agencies have relied on top-secret information to track changes in other countries. But wiretaps and secret intercepts didn't help U.S. officials predict the Arab Spring that has brought revolution across the Middle East and North Africa.

In hindsight, officials say there could have found some clues about what was about to happen if they had read open sources more closely. Now they are searching for systematic ways to do that.

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