Aurora Business

Half of Colorado farmers markets take food stamps 

In Colorado and across the country, the USDA has been trying to get more of the growing number of farmers markets to accept the cards by offering to pay for the necessary wireless access

Colorado’s consumer spending rebounding 

DENVER | A new report from the federal government shows consumer spending in Colorado has increased since the Great Recession ended in 2009. The report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Commerce shows Colorado’s per-capita spending was $37,564 in 2012, …

Hickenlooper: Legislation on fracking crucial 

Hickenlooper: Legislation on fracking crucial 

“Its success is dependent upon it ending in regulation,” Hickenlooper said about the commission. But he added that if nothing materializes, “it doesn’t mean that they can’t still do things that are constructive.”

Walgreen turns down inversion to cut tax bill

Walgreen turns down inversion to cut tax bill

The pressure from investors remains intense, however, and shares of Walgreen tumbled sharply Wednesday morning, after the Deerfield, Illinois, company announced its plans and lowered its 2016 earnings goal for the combined company.

Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

President Vladimir Putin earlier on Wednesday ordered state authorities to draw up a list of agricultural products from countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia.

Polis faces angry crowd at Boulder town hall 

When Polis arrived, protesters were holding signs and chanted things like “shame on you” and “you sold us out.” One man told him he should be on “House of Cards”, the Netflix political drama about an ambitious congressman

Obama: US companies to invest $14B in Africa

Obama: US companies to invest $14B in Africa

“We also realize we have some catching up to do,” said Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and a billionaire businessman.

Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two

Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two

CEO Gracia Martore said the “bold actions” will help increase value for shareholders “in today’s increasingly digital landscape.”

S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

Economic disparities appear to be reaching extremes that “need to be watched because they’re damaging to growth,” said Beth Ann Bovino, chief U.S. economist at S&P.

US services firms grow at fastest pace in 8 years

US services firms grow at fastest pace in 8 years

“We are encouraged by the widespread strengthening in demand evident in this survey,” said Paul Dales, an economist at Capital Economics.