Aurora Business

In this April 16, 2015, photo, construction workers continue their work on a new large apartment complex in Scottsdale, Ariz. The National Association of Home Builders releases its housing market index for August on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

“The fact the builder confidence has been in the low 60s for three straight months shows that single-family housing is making slow but steady progress,” said Tom Woods, a Missouri-based builder and chairman of the National Association of Home Builders.

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Bob Woodward

AURORA | Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward will be the keynote speaker for Aurora Economic Development Council’s annual A-List event. One of the largest business gatherings each year across the Denver metro area, AEDC’s event is slated for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Wings Over The […]

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FLE - In this Aug. 14, 1935, file photo President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Bill in Washington. Social Security turns 80 Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is feeling its age. Social Security’s disability fund is projected to run dry next year. The retirement fund has enough money to pay full benefits until 2035. But once the fund is depleted, the shortfalls are enormous. (AP Photo, File)

“This is a program that’s been immensely popular since it began,” said Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president of AARP. “Increasingly, people recognize that saving for retirement is becoming harder and harder, and Social Security is becoming even more important.”

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FILE - This Aug. 22, 2014 file photo shows a research plot of green chile peppers at New Mexico State University's agricultural science center in Los Lunas, N.M. Chile growers in New Mexico say they need a guest worker program to survive and reverse the decline of the famed crop. New Mexico Chile Commission chairman Rick Ledbetter says growers want new temporary immigrant labor because U.S.-born workers are opting not to work in the fields. That's creating a shortage of green chile pickers. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)

“I think we need a new Bracero program. I honestly do,” Ogaz said, referring to the temporary guest worker program that allowed millions of Mexican immigrants to toil on U.S. farms from 1942 to 1964. “We just don’t have a lot of young people getting into the business and it’s hard to find workers.”

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