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  • Colorado health exchange won't need voters' OK to continue fee on policies May 5, 2016
    Colorado's online exchange for health-insurance coverage still has to come up with a plan for financial sustainability. But it won’t have to go to voters as part of it. A state House of Representatives panel on Wednesday killed a measure that would have required a November vote on whether the exchange, known as Connect for […]
    Ed Sealover
  • Elan Union Station sells to California firm May 5, 2016
    Elan Union Station, a mixed-use development at 1975 19th St. in Denver, has sold to American Realty Advisors, a California-based investment fund, according to sources familiar with the deal. The sales price was not disclosed and the deal has not yet been recorded in the public record. The deal closed Tuesday. HFF, a commercial real […]
    Molly Armbrister
  • Lawmakers kill 'ban the box' bill aimed at helping ex-cons land jobs May 4, 2016
    Colorado employers will continue to be able to ask about job seekers’ criminal backgrounds on application forms after a state Senate committee on Wednesday killed the “ban-the-box” bill, calling it a piece of government overreach. House Bill 1388, sponsored by state Rep. Beth McCann, D-Denver, had survived a highly contentious path through the House, where […]
    Ed Sealover
  • Men's salon/bar combo to open 1st metro Denver location May 4, 2016
    A full-service men's grooming shop and bar called Scissors & Scotch will open its first location in metro Denver this August at the Landmark complex in Greenwood Village. The Nebraska-based shop, which currently has locations in Omaha and Des Moines, provides haircuts, straight-razor shaves, shoe shines, massages, hair coloring, hand/foot repairs, mini-facials and skin waxes, […]
    Caitlin Hendee
  • Colorado bank boards can meet quarterly, new law says May 4, 2016
    The boards of Colorado-chartered banks can cut the number of their meetings each year from 12 to four if they want to. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a law Wednesday, SB 126, that allows Colorado banks' boards to meet quarterly, instead of monthly. The law closed a regulatory gap in the legal requirements around how often […]
    Monica Mendoza
  • SBA chief touts small business growth, areas to improve in Denver stop May 4, 2016
    It was 1985 and Diana DeGette, then a Denver attorney, wanted to hang her own shingle by opening her own law firm. She needed $5,000 to buy a computer and some office furniture. The commercial bank she went to told her she could get that loan if she could open a $5,000 bank account. “If […]
    Monica Mendoza
  • Lockheed Martin, DigitalGlobe workers create technology to speed disaster relief May 4, 2016
    Colorado aerospace technology workers have created software to help speed relief to victims of natural disasters around the world. Workers at Jefferson County-based Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (LMSS) built the HelpNowMap.com service to help get clear data to residents, first-responders and aid agencies on the ground after floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters around […]
    Greg Avery
  • DaVita enters into joint venture to grow in Asia Pacific region May 4, 2016
    DaVita Health Care Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) has entered into a joint venture with a pair of major investment firms to expand its kidney-care services in the Asia-Pacific region. A 40 percent share of the Denver-based kidney-care company’s business in that region now is owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the […]
    Ed Sealover
  • Aéropostale to close 3 Colorado stores, 154 in U.S. and Canada May 4, 2016
    Struggling teen apparel retailer Aéropostale filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday, revealing plans to reorganize and to shutter 113 U.S. locations and 41 stores in Canada, including three in Colorado. The news comes one week after the New York Stock Exchange delisted the company, whose price per-share has not broken the $1 mark since […]
    Teresa Novellino
  • A Colorado mountain town stands out as the best of the best May 4, 2016
    There's Aspen and its Hollywood-like draw, Breckenridge and its daily view of renowned Colorado 14ers like Quandary and Grey's and Torreys Peak, Estes Park as the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, Steamboat and its hot springs and many, many more. Let's face it, Colorado has the whole "picturesque mountain towns" thing down. But of […]
    Caitlin Hendee