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HOUSE OF SUBSIDIES: Part I

May 12, 2014

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State legislators extend tax credit programs for corporations, spur dispute but hope to improve economy Note: CU News Corps took a close look at this year’s major tax credit bills in the Colorado General Assembly and analyzed th...

HOUSE OF SUBSIDIES: Part II

May 12, 2014

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Lawmakers renew push to incentivize investors to give money to advanced industry startups Note: This is the second of three stories outlining legislative attempts to spur economic growth by giving tax credits to businesses and ...

HOUSE OF SUBSIDIES: Part III

May 12, 2014

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Tax break for ‘job creators’ gains traction despite pointed criticism Note: This is the third of three stories outlining The Colorado General Assembly’s attempts to spur economic growth by giving tax credits to businesses and ...

HOUSE OF SUBSIDIES: Part IV

May 12, 2014

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Colorado farmers receive $196 million in crop insurance subsidies, insist payments are vital to ensure productivity Note: This is the fourth in a series examining how government money helps Colorado industry. Today’s focus is...

As low-wage workers continue to struggle, economists are divided on minimum-wage hikes

May 8, 2014

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By Paul McDivitt and Jake Kincaid CU News Corps This story was published in the Denver Post on June 15, 2014 Brilena McGlochlin sits on the earth-toned couch at Harvest of Hope food pantry in Boulder, waiting for her number to be called. ...

Denver's long-term unemployed struggle to find work

May 8, 2014

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By Jake Kincaid CU News Corps Ricardo Guzman sits at a computer in the workroom at the downtown Denver Workforce Center on Speer Boulevard. He's perusing for jobs, unsuccessfully. Guzman, unemployed for the past year, splits his tim...

Fifty years after LBJ started the war on poverty, income inequality debate continues

April 22, 2014

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Fifty years after Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the New York Times looks back to see how some of America’s poorest communities have fared. This article takes a look at McDowell County in Virginia. A county that was so poor that when JFK campaigned there, he was appalled by the conditions. It still faces...

Sebelius bearer of good news, then needed to go; former White House budget director takes her job

April 16, 2014

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By Lars Gesing CU News Corps It was quite a week for Kathleen Sebelius. On April 7, the then U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services visited the CU-Boulder campus to deliver the keynote speech for the 2014 Conference on World Affairs. On March 31, the first enrollment period for the Affordable Ca...

In furious sprint to finish line, ObamaCare enrollment numbers jump over 7 million mark

April 2, 2014

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By Lars Gesing CU News Corps This week’s big story is – once again – the Affordable Care Act. The first deadline to sign up for the new health care provision was Monday at midnight. During the days – and especially the...

Economic upturn might not be enough for Colorado Democrats in congressional midterms

March 31, 2014

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Note: This story ran in The Denver Post on March 30, 2014. Analysis by Lars Gesing CU News Corps Slowly but mostly steadily dropping unemployment rates are raising hopes for Democrats in Colorado and the nation that the recovering economy will he...

Citizens United threatens to sue the IRS

March 18, 2014

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President Obama cannot raise the minimum wage without the help of Congress. He has, however, found a way to raise the wages of many low skilled employees by raising the exemption for overtime payment from $23,660 a year to about...

Obama talks health care with Zach Galifinianakis

March 12, 2014

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By Lars Gesing CU News Corps After national unemployment rates slightly rose from 6.6 percent in January to 6.7 percent in February, Bloomberg reports that job openings in the U.S. increased less than expected in January. According to Bloomberg writer Jeanna Smialek, this was likely a sign that “labor-market cooling from late 2013 per...

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