Economy

6:09am

Mon May 26, 2014
Craft Beer

Colorado Craft Breweries Generated $826m

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 6:26 pm

A recent report finds Colorado has more than doubled its number of craft breweries since 2009. 

The state’s craft brewery industry is doing well, according to the report by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

The study, commissioned by the Colorado Brewers Guild, found the state ranks third in the nation, just behind California and Washington, in number of craft breweries.  

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9:12am

Sat May 17, 2014
Business

Job Gains In Colorado Highest Since 2011

A large portion of Colorado's job growth is connected to leisure and hospitality.
Credit Nick Dawson / Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado added nearly 14,000 payroll jobs in April, marking the largest spike of monthly employment since 2011. It’s not just job availability either, Coloradans are working less and getting paid more, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

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7:10am

Sat April 12, 2014
Arts & Life

Fort Collins Tops The Nation In City Satisfaction

Fort Collins ranks No. 1 for city satisfaction among residents nationwide.
Credit DaveTBear / Flickr - Creative Commons

When it comes to satisfaction with where you live, a new Gallup Poll puts Fort Collins on top of the list with Boulder not far behind in a nationwide phone survey. The two cities are no strangers to making the mark.

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5:05pm

Sat April 5, 2014
Economy

Americans Are On The Move, But In The Wrong Direction

Moving to San Bernardino from Los Angeles may help with housing costs, but the area doesn't have much economic opportunity.
Reed Saxon AP

Jamika lives in a two-story apartment complex surrounded by a 10-foot-high security gate in San Bernardino, Calif. The yellow paint on the buildings' outside walls is peeling.

She doesn't want to use her full name. She doesn't want too many people to know about her situation.

Jamika and her siblings had to leave the house her family was renting in South Central L.A. when the property went into foreclosure. With money so tight, Jamika moved to San Bernardino, along with three of her siblings.

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2:17pm

Fri April 4, 2014
Economy

Life Without Jobless Benefits: Watching, Searching And Praying

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 5:11 pm

Josie Maisano poses with her congressman, Democrat Sander Levin of Michigan. Levin says if Congress can't respond to people like Maisano, "we've failed."
Tamara Keith NPR

There's a small frame hanging on the wall near the computer Josie Maisano uses to search for work. Inside there's a picture of her at this year's State of the Union address and a blue ribbon that Democrats wore that night to highlight the plight of people like Maisano, whose unemployment benefits stopped at the end of December.

"Oh, my God. It was just a once-in-a-lifetime experience," says Maisano. "Listening to President Obama, it was just very, very heartwarming."

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