Aurora Business

Ikea makes push for growth

“Customers still would like to sit in the sofa and feel how comfortable it is,” Peter Agnefjail, Ikea’s president and CEO told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday.

DENVER | Marijuana regulators in Colorado have already tightened rules on popular forms of edible pot by requiring manufacturers to make it easier to tell how much of the drug consumers are eating. Now they’re writing new rules on what the products themselves look like. A third and possibly final workgroup meeting Monday is hammering out […]

Aurora city council members tour Anadarko Petroleum Corp.'s drilling operations Aug. 24, 2012 in Wattenberg Field. Studies have found that Araphoe County has the fifth highest concentration of oil and gas jobs among all 64 counties across the state. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

“I think the main takeaway for me was how spread out the benefits from this industry are,” Lewandowski said. “The benefits stretch far beyond the counties where we have oil and gas production activity.”

Rethinking Pot Marijuana Lite

DENVER | Colorado has seen feisty debates this fall, with candidates in close races for governor, Senate and the U.S. House arguing over abortion rights, energy policy and the death penalty. Just don’t expect any of them to talk much about the biggest news of the year: legal pot. While the state’s 10-month-old marijuana retail experiment […]

Economist Ben Hansen said Thursday at the Oregon Economic Forum that legalizing marijuana increases the supply and reduces the price, so consumers tend not to notice the tax burden.