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September 28, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
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Executive edge: Veteran CEO looks to lead Boulder’s Eco-Products
It didn’t take long for Bob King to get back into the swing of the corporate world after taking time off from a diverse career most prominently marked as CEO of Corporate Express. By Lynn Bronikowski

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The two-week turnaround of a pro sports team
If a slumping professional sports team can turn around in two weeks through a focused intervention, how fast could you make changes in your business? The answer might surprise you. By TC North

Executive Wheels: 2010 Mazda 3i Touring & Kia Forte
One thing stands out with both cars: given what is offered in this segment of the market, these both stand a bit above the Toyota and Honda offerings on what you get for the money. By Jeff Rundles

30 ways things are getting better all the time
The "dismal science" of economics typically focuses on "bad" news. We clearly face many significant challenges -- no argument here. But there are also lots of good things happening with the U.S. economy. By Jeff Thredgold

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Sunflower at the Rocky Mt. Clean Tech Open
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Peter Novak, CEO of Boulder-based Sunflower Corp., about the company's natural and hybrid lighting products at the Rocky Mountain Clean Tech Open.


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