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A look at Black Friday at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center (Slideshow, video)
A layer of Thanksgiving snow early Friday didn't deter throngs of holiday shoppers from flocking to the Cherry Creek Shopping Center and other metro Denver retail centers.
"Black Friday" -- the semi-official start of the holiday shopping season -- isn't as big of a draw as it once was in the era of digital commerce; Adobe projected $1.7 billion in online sales on Thanksgiving Day alone. But it's still a busy time for many retailers.
At the Cherry Creek mall, among the top shopping attractions early…
Special Report: Denver Business Journal's Who's Who in Energy for 2015
The Denver Business Journal has joined with four other American City Business Journals sister publications in Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh and San Antonio to name the 2015 Who's Who in Energy.
Click on the headlines below to read the stories about Colorado, use the searchable database and find links to the websites for more on the other markets.
DBJ joins sister business journals in energy project(Searchable database.)
Colorado energy sector seeing ups, downs
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NASA's 'Big Bang' space telescope gets key mirror installed, made by Colorado's Ball Aerospace
NASA has installed the first mirror built by Boulder-based Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. on the space agency's James Webb Space Telescope, an orbiting observatory designed to see across space to the remnants of the earliest moments of the universe.
NASA said Wednesday that workers assisted by a robotic arm placed the 88-pound mirror, the first of 18 mirror segments that will act as a 21.3-foot single mirror for the multi-billion-dollar telescope.
“This installation not only represents another…
Jet service offers Colorado mountain travelers an alternative to I-70 traffic
Tired of waiting in Interstate 70 traffic on your way to ski resorts? For a cool $1,000 a month, FreshJets is offering you a mile-high alternative.
The Denver company — which links travelers with open seating on private jets — on Tuesday launched FreshAir, a service providing flights between Centennial Airport and airports in Aspen, Telluride and Eagle/Vail. Members who sign up for the program pay a $1,500 initiation fee and $1,000 a month, but have access to unlimited flights that leave on…
Frontier Airlines halting Denver-Sioux Falls flights for the winter
Frontier Airlines is suspending flights between Denver International Airport and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, starting Jan. 3.
The Sioux Falls Argus Leader newspaper reports that the Denver-based carrier currently offers three flights a week each way between DIA and South Dakota's largest city, located in the southeast corner of the state.
Service is slated to resume April 15 with four flights a week, the newspaper says.
United Airlines also flies between DIA and Sioux Falls Regional Airport.
Denver entertainment company founder indicted on racketeering, money laundering charges
The founder of a Denver entertainment company has been indicted by a Denver grand jury for allegedly engaging in racketeering, money laundering, theft, forgery and fraud, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announced Wednesday.
James Casimer "Caz" Bzdek, 42, founder of Dueling Pianos Roadshow, and his girlfriend, Bethany Allison Concha, 32, used the business to obtain credit card numbers and bank account information from clients and employees and use the information to steel money, the indictment…
3 key takeaways about philanthropy and giving
Charitable giving has been around for centuries.
It's a way people can give back to their fellow men and women, a deed that research has shown makes people happy time and time again.
For example, the United Nations' most recent Human Development Index found that people who give money and time to others tend to be happier than those who only focused on themselves.
And another 2014 study conducted by researchers at Harvard University found that people who engage in "prosocial spending" — spending…
Denver gasoline nearing lowest prices in almost 7 years
With the price of regular gas dropping steadily in recent weeks, metro Denver is approaching levels not seen since early 2009.
According to data from GasBuddy, the average price for a gallon of regular gas was $1.887 on Wednesday, the lowest since the beginning of this year.
If the current trend continues, Denver could soon see the lowest prices since regular gas hovered below $1.50 a gallon in early 2009.
Over the last three months, regular gas in the Denver area has dropped from around $2.84…
9 things to know about 9News Light the Lights, and how to watch (Slideshow, video)
9News Light the Lights — the annual switching on of the spectacular holiday lighting display at the Denver City & County Building — takes place Friday.
This Denver tradition goes back decades and has a colorful past (no pun intended).
> Click here for nine fun things to know about it from 9News.
Once again, our TV partners at 9News will be broadcasting Light the Lights live starting at 6:30 p.m. MT Friday. Or, you can flock down to see the event in person; there will be live entertainment…
Baird to acquire Colorado investment manager
Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., a Milwaukee-based asset management and private equity firm, plans to acquire Chautauqua Capital Management, a global investment manager based in Boulder, for an undisclosed sum.
Chautauqua will remain based in Boulder, while Baird will provide back office services and support, it said Tuesday.
Chautauqua will keep its name, joining employee-owned Baird as equity owners in the business. It will be a subsidiary of Baird Investment Management, Baird's institutional equity…