Business

5:29am

Thu December 1, 2011
Business Report

Oil and Gas Boom Takes Toll on Colorado's Rural Roads

Weld County and many of its communities are enjoying a windfall thanks to the oil-and-gas boom over the last couple years. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Jeff Nuttall, publisher of the Northern Colorado Business Report, about some of the impacts from the boom.

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4:00am

Thu December 1, 2011
Business

Oil Boom Creates Opportunities, Consternation Along Colorado's Front Range

Northeastern Colorado is fast becoming the site of one of the country’s next big oil booms as new technologies surrounding hydraulic fracturing are allowing companies to get a piece of the Niobrara Shale.  Previously deemed too expensive to drill, the Niobrara formation that extends from beneath Denver all the way to western Nebraska is thought to hold more than a billion barrels of oil.  The only trouble is much of the land atop it is home to one of the country’s fastest growing regions. 

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2:00am

Thu December 1, 2011
Business

Boeing, Machinists Union Reach Tentative Deal

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Boeing announced a surprise deal with its machinists' union yesterday. It tentatively extends the workers' contract for four years. The company also promises to build a new version of its popular 737 in union-friendly Washington State.

From Seattle, NPR's Martin Kaste reports.

MARTIN KASTE, BYLINE: The International Association of Machinists also got pay raises and more pension benefits. Local president Tom Wroblewski calls it a new day.

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3:03pm

Wed November 30, 2011
Business

Colorado Farmers Fight Proposed On-Farm Child Labor Laws

KUNC file photo

Colorado farmers are upset with the Obama Administration over a proposal to change child labor laws for kids under the age of 18 who work in agriculture; a move that's stemmed from several high-profile accidents involving kids on farms around the country.

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2:00pm

Thu November 24, 2011
Business

Colorado Ski Resorts Hoping for a Strong Year

Winter Park was one of a dozen Colorado resorts that were open or planned to open by Thanksgiving weekend.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Thanksgiving weekend typically marks the unofficial start to the ski season, according to Colorado ski industry officials.  That's because in the days ahead of the holiday, resorts start seeing their bread and butter show up.  Think:  the out of state, package holiday crowd.

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