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Many business owners, especially of smaller companies, plan to transfer ownership to family members or existing management.  Another option is to sell the company to its employees.  In either case, the buyer is known in advance and is already heavily involved in the operations of the business.If there is no succession plan, business owners will look to third-party buyers. By Jon Wiley
Pot at the office
Colorado lawyers have been fielding phone calls since Nov. 6, 2012, when voters passed Amendment 64. The calls have a similar tone and theme. “The main question on my clients’ minds is, ‘Do we need to do anything?’” says Holli Hartman, an employment law attorney with BakerHostetler in Denver. “There is a misconception that people can smoke marijuana anywhere, and that’s not the case.” By Nora Caley
Driverless cars will start as a luxury item but will quickly transition into a common form of transportation. Eventually, governments will pass laws making driverless vehicles mandatory on all major thoroughfares. Once the human variable is eliminated, overall efficiencies will climb dramatically. Any roadway with 100 percent driverless vehicles will offer huge advantages. By Tom Frey
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Sports biz: Going deep
The most famous touchdown pass in college football history arced over Miami’s Orange Bowl field for seconds before settling into the arms of the Boston College wide receiver Gerard Phelan in a breathtaking last-second finale. But the echo from Doug Flutie’s impossibly magnificent, 48-yard heave continues to resonate, and right now, is especially loud in Colorado. By Stewart Schley

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