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  1. Voting starts now for Denver Startup Week sessions
    Voting is open to decide this year’s line-up at Denver Startup Week. A record 944 sessions were proposed by the community to be presented as part of the fifth annual event, which is scheduled for Sept. 12-16. The program usually draws thousands of entrepreneurs from across the state and country. Now, the community is invited to vote on the topics that most interest them. Voting will take place at denverstartupweek.org through July 15. “We continue to be blown away by the support for those…
  2. 9News: Shots fired at 15th and Wynkoop in Denver
    Denver police say the scene is secure after shots were fired Tuesday afternoon at 15th and Wynkoop streets in downtown Denver. Police confirmed the shooting via Twitter at around 2:55 p.m. MDT Tuesday. The scene was declared secure less than an hour later. Police haven't said how many people were shot, or if any suspects have been taken into custody. The shooting happened at the Alliance Center at 1536 Wynkoop. This building mainly houses nonprofits. DPD confirms multiple victims were taken to…
  3. Brexit-battered Colorado stocks rally after 2 days of losses (Video)
    Several Colorado companies that suffered the biggest share slumps following the United Kingdom’s vote Thursday to leave the European Union began to see some daylight Tuesday. They included energy stocks and biotech firms as well as international cable operator Liberty Global plc. Liberty Global (Nasdaq: LBTYA), for example, saw its shares dive about 18.6 percent from Thursday’s close of $33.14 to Monday’s close of $26.99, according to Yahoo Finance data. But Tuesday, shares soared better…
  4. Hillary Clinton touts entrepreneurship, tech education at Denver's Galvanize (Video)
    Hillary Clinton toured Denver’s Galvanize startup campus and software coding school Tuesday, calling it the kind of pioneering organization she hopes there will soon be more of in the U.S. The Democratic presidential candidate visited the day her campaign released proposals on jobs, tech policy, bolstering science and tech education and offering young entrepreneurs some relief from student loan debt. Clinton said she sought to learn about the approach to entrepreneurial education and starting…
  5. Denver still tops most U.S. cities for home-price gains
    The year-over-year pace of home-resale price gains in metro Denver eased a bit in April from previous months, but the Mile High City still led most others for percentage price gains. That's according to the latest monthly S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices report, issued Tuesday. Prices in the Denver area rose 9.5 percent in April from a year earlier, nearly twice the national average gains, the report said. That follows Denver's year-over-year gains of 10.0 percent in March, 9.7 percent in…
  6. Program started to reward those who eat A LOT of Chipotle burritos
    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has instituted a new rewards program for its customers who eat a lot of its burritos. The Denver-based restaurant chain (NYSE: CMG) is starting a three-month rewards program, "Chiptopia Summer Rewards," which begins July 1. In the program, if customers eat a lot at Chipotle and attain "Hot" status in the program, in July, August and September, they can "earn up to nine free entrées over the course of the rewards program, plus a $240 'Catering for 20' Bonus Reward,"…
  7. Australian tech firm with US headquarters in Broomfield raises funds
    An Australian technology company with its U.S. headquarters in Broomfield said it's secured funding that will enable it to expand its Colorado operations. Avoka, which makes software for financial institutions and government agencies, said it's raised $12 million in expansion funding. The company said the funding came from "experienced fintech investors, institutions and professional investors in Australia." "We will use the latest funds to accelerate our already strong organic growth prospects,…
  8. Another airline begins service at DIA
    Planning to fly from Denver International Airport this winter to Montrose Regional Airport near Telluride this winter? There's now another choice as Allegiant Air said it will begin flying seasonal service from Denver to Montrose beginning Dec. 14. It's Las Vegas-based Allegiant's (Nasdaq: ALGT) debut at DIA. “The addition of Allegiant to Denver International Airport’s growing list of airlines will provide passengers with another ultra-low-cost carrier choice,” airport CEO Kim Day said.…
  9. After Alaska Air-Virgin America deal, JetBlue comes out swinging
    The gloves are off in the battle to win the hearts of Virgin America fans as Alaska Air Group prepares to close on its purchase of the Burlingame-based carrier. JetBlue sent an email missive June 24 offering to match, or better, the points Virgin America flyers have in their Elevate frequent flyer accounts. Join the conversation: Follow @SFBusinessTimes on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook and sign up for our free email newsletters. It's the latest volley in the battle ignited by Alaska Air Group's…
  10. Colorado self-storage company in big acquisition deal
    National Storage Affiliates Trust, a real estate investment trust based in Greenwood Village that operates self-storage facilities and that went public last year, has made a big purchase. National Storage (NYSE: NSA) said it's buying 29 self storage properties in six states, for about $190 million. The purchase includes a 22-property portfolio in California for about $154 million. The company's been on a buying spree, said its CEO. "With these planned acquisitions, we will have successfully completed…