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Metro area fast food workers to strike for $15 wages 

DENVER | Fast food workers in Denver are participating in a national strike to win $15 an hour wages. Workers from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and other fast food restaurants plan to walk off their jobs as part of the strike …

Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control

Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control

“It’s scary. People are kowtowed and they’re worried,” said Peter Lagarias, a lawyer in San Rafael, California, who represents franchisees.

Regulators set rules meant to ward off bank crisis

Fed Chair Janet Yellen called the rules “a very important regulation that will serve to strengthen the resilience of internationally active banking firms.”

Search for underage sales of suds reveals clean Aurora liquor stores

Search for underage sales of suds reveals clean Aurora liquor stores

Sgt. Scott Newhouse, who oversees the unit, said the underage liquor sales compliance check last month was the first he could remember that came back perfect

Colorado struggles to adjust marijuana supply

“Colorado is responsible for making sure marijuana doesn’t go out of state. That’s a big responsibility,” said Mike Elliott, head of the Marijuana Industry Group, which represents about 30 marijuana businesses.

US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

Construction spending rose 1.8 percent in July, the biggest one-month gain since May 2012, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

“The U.S. economy is on a notably firmer growth track this summer, even if consumers are riding in the caboose,” Sal Guatieri, an economist at BMO Capital Markets, wrote in a research note.

Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

“We have no desire to go there,” said Mendel, whose company’s sales through July have fallen 1.3 percent, trailing the industry.

City unveils plan for 21 retail marijuana shops in Aurora city limits

City unveils plan for 21 retail marijuana shops in Aurora city limits

More than 20 retail licenses were awarded to businesses in the city. Four shops were allowed per ward, with the city’s southeast corner not getting the maximum number of stores

The search for life after Fan Fare

The search for life after Fan Fare

The city is looking for developers after a razed building gives way to new hope