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Bull market - real or illusion?
Since March 9th, the S&P 500 has increased by almost 35 percent. In normal times, this increase would signal a major bull market rally. However, these are not "normal times." Watch Wayne Farlow talk about 401(k)s on Channel 7.
By Wayne Farlow
Radio show's ‘barter marketing' attracts advertisers and bargain hunters
The Radio Shopping Show, operated by Rocky Mountain Radio, is growing in popularity thanks to its unique bartering system, colorful hosts, unscripted format and more than 500 advertisers.
By Patricia Kaowthumrong
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Sports biz: A game of regression
A group of economists and researchers from Colorado State University and the University of Idaho determined the relationship between the amount of money you're willing to spend on a round, and the actual amount you shell out - and it's not what you expect.
By Stewart Schley
The economist: What is legal vs. what is right
As the country moves through this economic downturn and the government struggles to take appropriate actions to ease the severity of the contraction, I am struck by the conflict between what is legal and what is right.
By Tucker Hart Adams
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What it takes to be a ‘rock star'
Athena Award winner Caz Matthews is president of the WellPoint Foundation, the charitable arm of WellPoint Inc., one of the nation's largest insurers. She is best known for taking over Anthem-owned Blue Cross Blue Shield in Colorado in 1999 and making it profitable again in five years.
Gutterman Griffiths: A family law firm sets itself apart from the pack
Suzanne Griffiths and Sheila Gutterman, two of five partners at Gutterman Griffiths, a 2008 Top Company finalist, talk about what sets their divorce and mediation law practice apart from the pack. To nominate your company for the 2009 Top Company awards, download an application now. There is no cost to apply. Nomination materials are due June 9.
Hot Biz Deals
- Capella Telluride, the newest luxury resort in Telluride, is offering family vacation packages beginning at $1,845 for a one-bedroom condominium suite for four nights, with spa credits and other discounts through Oct. 17. For more information, visit www.capellatelluride.com or call (877) 247-6688.
- Help grant a child's wish by eating at Maggiano's Little Italy restaurants in the Denver Pavilions and the Denver Tech Center. The restaurant's "Eat-A-Dish For Make-A-Wish" promotion, which runs through May 27, allows restaurant patrons to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in three different ways. Visit www.maggianos.com for more details.
- Sheraton Steamboat is offering a host of summer specials, including a "Golf Til You Drop" package, with a cart and greens fees for up to 36 holes per person, from $339; for more information call (866) 716-8134 or visit www.SheratonSteamboatResort.com.
- Stay at Hotel Monaco Denver or the Sky Hotel in Aspen to take advantage of the "$109 and a Bottle of Wine" package, which includes deluxe accommodations and a bottle of wine delivered to your room. Visit www.monaco-denver.com or call (800) 990-1303; www.theskyhotel.com or 1-800-556-6087 for reservations.
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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 TheDenverChannel.com.