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Wed September 14, 2011
Health Care

Colorado Hospitals rated as ‘Top Performers’ in Annual Survey

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Five Colorado hospitals are listed as top performers in an annual report compiled by the Joint Commission, which inspects and accredits hospitals across the U.S.

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Wed September 14, 2011
Planet Money

A Slow-Motion Bank Run In Europe

Originally published on Fri September 16, 2011 9:39 am


Update: This post was published on Sept. 14. On Sept. 15, the European Central Bank, along with other central banks from around the world, announced a new lending program to fight the slow-motion run on Europe's banks. Here's more on that program.

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Wed September 14, 2011

Education Grant to Help Train New Teachers in 3 Colorado School Districts

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A Department of Education grant to be administered through Aims Community College in Greeley will help teacher’s assistants already working in the classroom become new teachers.

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Wed September 14, 2011
Around the Nation

Chicago Company Claims World's Biggest Chocolate Bar

The Chicago company World's Finest Chocolate may have just made the world's biggest chocolate bar. It weighs six tons and sort of looks like an edible brown bus. The company hopes it breaks the world record.


Wed September 14, 2011
Around the Nation

Gumby Turns Out To Be A Stand-Up Guy

Recently a man who tried to rob a California 7-Eleven. He disguised himself as Gumby, but he was foiled when his bulky gloves kept him from reaching the gun he claimed to have in his pocket. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports police identified Gumby and gave him a call. He turned himself in, brought his accomplice and also surrendered the Gumby suit.