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  1. HUD launches contest for $1 billion in funds
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today launched a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition to benefit areas affected by national disasters. HUD partnered with the Rockefeller Foundation on the effort, which includes Resilience Academies, to offer programs to representatives from eligible communities to help them strengthen their funding proposals. "The National Disaster Resilience Competition is going to help communities that have been devastated by natural…
  2. Colorado city makes top 10 on most-educated list (slideshow)
    Denver may be growing as a popular spot to attract the best and brightest, but it's not quite at the level of Colorado Springs. That's according to a new WalletHub report that ranks 150 U.S. cities for how educated or uneducated they are. Colorado Springs came in at No. 8 in the study, while Denver squeaked in No. 28. Colorado Springs and Denver were the only two Colorado cities on the list. Click the image (above right) to view a slideshow of the top 10 cities. The findings are similar…
  3. Over 40% of Denver-ites couldn't live at poverty level if job was lost
    Four out of 10 Denver County residents are living in a state of financial vulnerability, with almost no savings to cover emergencies or plan for the future, according to data released Wednesday by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED). The study found that 42 percent of Denver residents are living in “liquid asset poverty” — meaning they are in households without sufficient savings to subsist at the poverty level for three months in the absence of income, said CFED, a Washington,…
  4. Denver Startup Week: Female leadership is itself innovative
    Removing barriers to female leadership is itself a catalyst for business innovation. That was the emerging theme heard by the more than 400 women entrepreneurs and startup employees who packed into the Galvanize startup hub Tuesday night in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood. The event was part of Denver Startup Week and was put on by Women Who Startup, a Denver organization founded as a support network for female entrepreneurs. Eight entrepreneurs and leaders, six of them women, were asked…
  5. 2 new polls differ widely on Hickenlooper-Beauprez governor's race
    A pair of polls of Colorado voters published Wednesday don't agree on whether the governor's race is neck and neck or not. A Suffolk University/USA Today survey shows incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper narrowly leading challenger Bob Beauprez among likely Colorado voters, 43 percent to 41 percent, with 10 percent undecided. But a Quinnipiac University issued earlier in the day shows Republican Beauprez enjoying a 10 percentage point lead over Democrat Hickenlooper. It's the latest instance of wildly…
  6. Oracle will buy Colorado's Front Porch Digital
    Tech giant Oracle Corp. says it has a deal to buy Front Porch Digital Inc., a Lafayette-based company that helps clients such as major TV networks, sports leagues and the Library of Congress store and manage digital content. Terms were not announced. Privately held Front Porch was founded in 2000. It says it has more than 550 customers, including NBCUniversal, the BBC, Discovery Communications, NASCAR, Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. It helps manage some 750 petabytes of…
  7. 9News: Lawsuit alleges 7 unknowingly ate pot candy at fair
    Six additional plaintiffs have joined a lawsuit alleging that they were given marijuana-laced chocolate at the Denver County Fair without their knowledge. The lawsuit was first filed by Jordan Coombs, who says he ate several pieces of Full Melt chocolate at the Denver County Fair on Aug. 3. Within minutes, he said he felt so ill that he had to leave the fair and then began vomiting in his car on the way to the hospital. In the suit, Coombs said the vendor – LivWell of Denver – repeatedly told…
  8. Link found between wastewater injections, earthquakes
    The injection of wastewater into the ground by the oil and gas industry is being blamed for a series of recent earthquakes, including one in Trinidad in 2011 that had a magnitude of 5.3 Colorado Public Radio reports researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey have identified 16 earthquakes between 2001 and 2013 that were "induced" by the industry's disposal of wastewater by injecting it into deep wells. But in the three decades before 2001, the same area had just one earthquake of a similar strength.…
  9. UPS hiring 95,000 workers for holiday delivery help (Video)
    UPS hiring 95,000 workers for holiday delivery help (Video)
  10. RavenBrick ready to grow now that machines are helping out
    Denver-based RavenBrick intends to begin adding staff now that the maker of smart windows has an automated manufacturing process in place. The Denver Post reports the company has invested $10 million to automate the manufacture of its RavenWindows product, which automatically adjusts the tint on windows as a way to save energy. RavenBrick, which employs 25 people, has been making windows manually and producing about 2,000 square feet of windows a month. The automated production line will allow…