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DENVER | Fast food workers in Denver are expected to demonstrate again in favor of higher wages. Workers from several chains plan to walk off the job Thursday and demonstrate outside two Denver McDonald’s. They’re backing a nationwide push by fast food workers for $15 an hour wages. The protest comes three months after another round […]

BOULDER | Colorado’s minimum wage of $8 an hour is under review in Boulder, where a community meeting is planned to talk about options for a higher “living wage.” Activists say $8 an hour isn’t sufficient in Boulder. But state law bans municipalities from raising the minimum wage on their own, so the community meeting in Boulder […]

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, testifies before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing about defective airbags made by Takata of Japan, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 said it will expand a recall of cars with Takata driver's side air bags to all 50 states. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The air bag’s inflators can explode with too much force, spewing shrapnel into the passenger compartment. At least five deaths and dozens of injuries have been linked to the problem worldwide.

DENVER | Santa’s packing some heat along with the toys this holiday season in Colorado. The state set a Black Friday record for gun background checks last week. KMGH reports (http://hope.ly/1FNXscf) that the Colorado Bureau of Investigation conducted more than 4,100 background checks. That was up from 3,800 on Black Friday the year before. The Saturday […]

The airport announced Monday that Uber has became the second ride-sharing service to get a permit to pick up and drop off passengers at the airport. Lyft’s permit was announced last week.

In this still frame from video, a worker moves pods of merchandise that are moved by robots, seen on a tour of one of Amazon's newest distribution centers in Tracy, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. This Amazon Fulfillment Center opened in 2013 and was refitted to use new robot technology in the summer of 2014. All year Amazon has been investing in ways to make shipping faster and easier to prepare for this holiday season. At this Northern California warehouse the company is employing robotics and other new technology to help workers process the annual onslaught of shopping orders. (AP Photo/Brandon Bailey)

“We pick two to three times faster than we used to,” Rosales said during a short break from sorting merchandise into bins at Amazon’s massive distribution center in Tracy, California, about 60 miles east of San Francisco.

In this Nov. 11, 2014 photo, Ron Hudgins welds a 2015 Ford F-150 cab at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. U.S. factories were slightly less busy in November, as production and hiring slowed, though the level of activity remained strong. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

“Although we remain optimistic about the outlook….we’re not convinced that conditions are quite as good as the ISM implies,” Paul Dales, senior economist at Capital Economics, said in a note to clients.

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