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February 11, 2010

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Today in ColoradoBiz's politics & policy update

  How to lose our competitive edge

Desperate for revenue, our legislators are considering a bill that will damage Colorado's ability to cultivate jobs that will determine our competitive position in the global marketplace. By Gene Tanski

  The great bank backlash

Recent attempts to curb the excessive fees being charged by banks and finance companies have resulted in interest rates and fees climbing in almost every category. This action has resulted in nothing short of a full-scale revolt by a victimized-feeling public. By Thomas Frey

 Look for more jobs ahead

U.S. employment data for the month of January provided more glimpses, more indications, more clues of an economy ready to begin adding jobs at a modest pace. It's about time. By Jeff Thredgold

 State of the state: Government 

On the eve of Colorado's legislative session in January, George Clooney got a couple of free plugs for his latest movie from both sides of the political aisle. If there's one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree upon it's the pain that comes from losing your job. By Mike Cote


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Find out more about the 5th Annual Sustainable Opportunities Summit March 2-4 at the Colorado Convention Center. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.


Wanted: Nominations for Top 100 Women-Owned Companies 

Nominate your firm for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies slated for the May issue. Submission deadline: March 19


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ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Vectra Bank President Bruce Alexander about ways small businesses can find financing in today's economic climate.


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    Hot Biz Deals

    •       OPERATION BLANKET: Sears customers are invited to show their support for homeless veterans and donate gently used blankets through Feb. 18. For each blanket donated, customers will receive a coupon for 20 percent savings on any one home fashion or home décor item, or a coupon for 10 percent savings on any one housewares, luggage or furniture item (mattresses excluded). Go here to find the drop-off closest to you. 
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    •       Tired of the pressure to have a date for February 14th? In a relationship, but not the lovey-dovey type? Are you disgusted that Valentine's Day displays go up before Christmas is even over? The Hotel Boulderado presents an Anti-Valentine's Day Party! Enjoy dancing, drinks, food and non-romantic comedies in the Boulderado Events Center on Saturday, February 13th as we explore an alternative to celebrating Valentine's Day. 




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