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  • Sphero, maker of Star Wars toy robots, lays off dozens of employees January 22, 2018
    Sphero, maker of the Star Wars BB-8 and other robotic toys, has laid off 45 employees, most of them at the company’s Boulder headquarters. The seven-year-old startup is restructuring after a slower-than-expected holiday sales season for its high-profile toys to place more emphasis on Sphero’s robotics and programming education products. "We’ve recently restructured our team […]
    Greg Avery
  • No relief soon: Denver’s tight housing market is likely to continue, say experts January 22, 2018
    "Homeowners are going to be less inclined to sell their homes, because they don't have options for purchasing."
    Kelcey McClung
  • Thornton launches its own chamber of commerce January 22, 2018
    The City of Thornton is launching its own Chamber of Commerce, effective Feb.1. The city had been part of the Metro North Chamber — a regional organization that serves 12 cities including Arvada, Westminster and Broomfield. “This move makes solid business sense,” said Gregg Moss, Metro North president. “Our Chamber’s mission is to promote business […]
    Monica Mendoza
  • Stock show hits 2nd-highest attendance total of its 112-year run (Video, photos) January 22, 2018
    The 112th edition of the National Western Stock Show ended Sunday, and organizers reported total attendance of 705,574, the second-highest of all time. The attendance mark for the 16-day show was the highest since 2006, when the all-time record of 726,972 was set. And that's despite the fact that Sunday's closing-day attendance was skimpier than […]
    Mark Harden
  • Researchers 'very excited' over Array BioPharma's cancer drug trial results January 22, 2018
    Researchers say they are "very excited" about the clinical results of Array BioPharma Inc.'s metastatic colorectal cancer drug. The Boulder biotech announced Saturday that in a clinical test of 30 patients, the results showed "substantial improvements compared to several separate historical published standard of care benchmarks for this population." "We are very excited about these […]
    Ben Miller
  • Briefcase: Alpine Waste taking over Denver recycling duties January 22, 2018
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    Denver Business Journal Staff
  • Zayo makes $25 million purchase in western Canada January 22, 2018
    Zayo Group Holdings Inc. said it's buying a high-capacity fiber operation in western Canada. The Boulder telecom (NYSE: ZAYO) is buying Vancouver-based Optic Zoo Networks for $24.87 million (U.S.). "The transaction strengthens Zayo’s position in Vancouver and Western Canada, adding 103 route miles and more than 100 on-net buildings to Zayo’s Vancouver footprint. The acquisition […]
    Ben Miller
  • Denver hotels rack up another good year in 2017 January 22, 2018
    Hotels in Denver enjoyed a good 2017, with all key metrics but one rising over the previous year. According to research by hotel research firm STR Inc., the city's hotel occupancy rate fell last slightly last year, dropping to 73.4 percent from 73.6 percent a year earlier. There are now 339 hotels in Denver with […]
    Ben Miller
  • Solar-power industry is jittery as Trump decision on tariffs looms January 22, 2018
    Most of the U.S. solar power sector is opposed to tariffs on imported panels.
    Cathy Proctor
  • Son takes the reins of father's moving company that started with one truck and is now global January 22, 2018
    The company moved household goods across town; now it moves Fortune 500 companies and their employees around the world.
    Monica Mendoza

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