Sunday - July 21, 2019

Business News

Pace of hiring picks up in June in Colorado - Fri, 19 Jul 2019
Colorado employers added a net 8,100 jobs between May and June, with the strongest gains coming in professional and business services, construction and government, according to an update Friday from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

Metro Denver apartment rent increases slowest since 2011 - Fri, 19 Jul 2019
The average apartment rent in metro Denver rose to $1,528 in the second quarter, an annual increase of 2.4 percent, according to the latest Denver Metro Apartment Vacancy and Rent, which came out Thursday.

Only 1 in 20 houses in Denver is affordable for teachers, study finds - Fri, 19 Jul 2019
A pair of recent analyses showed that teachers struggle to find affordable housing in Denver, but the situation has improved somewhat since 2000 despite skyrocketing real estate prices.

Colorado residents see red, carrying more debt than all but two states and D.C. - Fri, 19 Jul 2019
Colorado has the lowest obesity rate of any state, but when it comes to financial fitness, residents of the state carry around one of the heaviest debt burdens and borrowed money at an unrivaled pace last year.

Colorado aerospace veterans’ small company opening new frontiers in international trade, open-source systems - Fri, 19 Jul 2019
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing has aerospace veterans Maureen O'Brien celebrating what the industry has achieved and looking forward  to the kinds of projects that will drive space exploration in the decades ahead.

Judge approves landmark $65.5 million settlement for child-care workers - Thu, 18 Jul 2019
A federal court in Denver on Thursday approved a landmark $65.5 million settlement for young child-care providers, the culmination of a four-year fight to compensate 100,000 au pairs around the country for years of low pay and substandard working conditions.

WATCH: Visit a dark sky observatory for free stargazing in southern Colorado - Thu, 18 Jul 2019
The Dark Skies of Wet Mountain Valley organization is dedicated to reducing light pollution and promoting stargazing and built the Smokey Jack Observatory.

Foreign homebuyers backing away from U.S. market - Thu, 18 Jul 2019
Foreign buyers have pulled back sharply on their purchases of U.S. homes, according to a report Wednesday from the National Association of Realtors.

Colorado commission addresses affordable housing by extending incentives to manufacturer of modular homes - Thu, 18 Jul 2019
Colorado's economic development office has brought thousands of jobs to the state this decade and consistently beat out rivals like Texas and California, thanks to a more powerful set of incentives.

Trump administration’s push for energy production on public lands would increase Colorado’s emissions, report finds - Wed, 17 Jul 2019
Public lands in Colorado and across the West could make climate change worse if oil and gas leases recently sold by federal land managers start producing and emitting millions of tons of greenhouse-gas emissions, according to a report released Tuesday by a national environmental organization.