Aurora Business

A variety of cannabis and hash oils, Oct. 15 in Aurora.

“This is a wave that’s kind of sweeping the nation,” said Paul, whose company is looking to patent the method and has already signed licensing deals in California and Colorado for what it calls the M-System. He said he intends to set up franchise locations in other states.

In this Oct. 28, 2014 photo, Shantel Howard, 29, of Miami, right, makes an appointment for a job interview with Calvin Klein employee Melina Mikhalices, left, after submitting her resume during a job fair at Dolphin Mall, in Miami. The Labor Department releases employment data for October on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

“I think there’s a great deal of frustration that the economy should be doing better and that people feel they should be doing better,” says Mark Vitner, an economist at Wells Fargo.

Hallmark displays signs for its store closing Sept. 5 at Regatta Plaza. Following years of ‘For Lease’ signs and boarded windows, city officials have officially begun the process of wheedling developers for the defunct shopping center. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

‘A site that big at a major intersection, with a major grocer and major transit is pretty rare,’ said Carl Koelbel, vice president of Koelbel and Company, one of the Colorado firms submitting an RFP. Koelbel is teaming with Mile High Developers to craft their proposal, a Denver-based company that helped develop the Wellington Webb Municipal Building downtown and the Colorado Center in the southeast corner of the city

In this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 photo, Numis International Inc. owner Jacob Notowitz displays antique gold coins at his store in Millbrae, Calif. All of the reasons for buying gold over recent years have disappeared, helping to drive prices for the metal to a four-year low. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

“I think the big reason gold has lost so much ground is because confidence is coming back,” says Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management in Minneapolis.

File - In this Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, large sections of pipe are shown in Sumner, Texas. Republicans are counting on a swift vote in early 2015 on building the Keystone XL pipeline to carry oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast now that Republicans clearly have the numbers in the Senate. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

“We now have the votes and we have the ability to call the agenda, so stop name-calling and let’s actually produce some legislation that helps jobs and the economy and moves our country forward,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said in an interview. “I think the country has figured that out, and they’ve given us the mandate to do it, and we better produce, or they’ll kick us out too.”