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February 03, 2009
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Reduce your 2008 taxes with an IRA: SEP, traditional and Roth
Are you still looking for ways to reduce your 2008 taxes? Funding an IRA between now and April 15 is one of the few remaining methods to reduce last year’s taxable income. Here's a look at three popular IRAs to determine if a year-end contribution is right for you. By Wayne Farlow

From the February issue

Cote’s Colorado: Speaker of the House ready for ‘legendary’ session
Over the past few years, Greenberg Traurig’s legislative preview luncheon has become an annual event, where Colorado House and Senate leaders of both parties offer an informal discussion about their priorities. This year, the law firm had one of its own on the panel: attorney and Democratic state Rep. Terrance Carroll, who was sworn in last month as the first black speaker of the House in Colorado history. See the video on ColoradoBiz TV. By Mike Cote

The economist: Federal Reserve aims to preserve system, curb pain
What is the Federal Reserve trying to accomplish? Economist Tucker Hart Adams examines how The Fed might seek to prevent the implosion of the international financial system and lessen the depth and severity of the recession. By Tucker Hart Adams

Attention Women-Owned Companies

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See ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7

Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on “The Road to Recovery”
As the economy continues to challenge businesses and consumers, KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how businesses are coping – and succeeding – despite the downturn. Look for new installments of “The Road to Recovery” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, during the second half of the 4 p.m. broadcast. You can also find them online at, where you can watch videos about an uptick in the auto repair business, the success of a bison meat producer, the expansion of a comedy club and the growing trend for “virtual” offices.


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Terrance Carroll, Colorado Speaker of the House, part 4
Colorado Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll talks about the state’s water needs and the importance of education as the state makes drastic cuts in its overall budget.


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Andrew Hudson, a public relations veteran and creator of Andrew Hudson's PR Jobs List
Andrew Hudson, whose PR career includes serving as spokesman for Mayor Wellington Webb and Frontier Airlines, doesn’t expect anyone to actually implement his idea to save the Rocky Mountain News — by asking city residents to tax themselves — but the Denver native says losing a daily newspaper will be a major blow to the community, who will lose a public watchdog.

Hot Biz Deals

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  • KBCO has relaunched its “I Ski with KBCO” promotion. Check for the latest lodging and ski deals.
  • The Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Restaurant Kevin Taylor by offering guests an exclusive three course prix fixe menu at $99 for two from Jan. 5 – Feb. 12. Call 303-820-2600 and ask for the anniversary menu when making reservations or visit online at
  • Monarch Ski and Snowboard area extended their value-added offer for shopping in the quaint historic community until the end of February. Spend $75 shopping, dining or at the spa and receive a free companion lift ticket for Monarch Mountain. Visit to find coupons for steep discounts at area stores.