Thu May 19, 2011

IMF's Strauss-Kahn Resigns Amid Sex Charges

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the embattled managing director of International Monetary Fund, resigned Wednesday, saying he wanted to devote "all his energy" to battle the sexual assault charges he faces in New York.

The IMF's executive board released a letter from the French executive Wednesday in which he denied the allegations lodged against him but said that with "sadness" he felt he must resign. He said that he was thinking of his family and that he wanted to protect the IMF.

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Tue May 17, 2011

IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Wants To Clear His Name

Lawyers for the head of the International Monetary Fund say Dominique Strauss-Kahn will fight the charges that he sexually assaulted a housekeeper at a luxury Manhattan hotel. The Frenchman remains in custody after a judge denied his request for bail.


Wed May 11, 2011

USDA Predicts 39% Decline in Colorado’s 2011 Winter Wheat Crop

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The first forecast of Colorado’s winter wheat production this year estimates a steep decline in crops this year. But nationwide the decrease is expected to be less severe.

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Tue May 10, 2011
The Two-Way

Analysts: Microsoft Will Build Skype Into All Sorts Of Products

Now that it's been confirmed that Microsoft is buying Skype for $8.5 billion, a couple questions arise:

Where does Skype fit into Microsoft's plans?

And will Microsoft succeed where Skype hasn't so far — by making money from the Internet telephone service? Or is that not the point?

A few earlier analyses:

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Mon May 9, 2011

White House Startup Roundtable Wraps Up in Boulder

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis (D-Boulder) opens the Startup America round table at the University of Colorado law school.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Boulder is one of eight cities in the United States to host a White House road show that aims to promote entrepreneurship and business start-ups.  At a roundtable event on the CU campus Monday, Obama Administration officials heard more frustration than optimism from several local-start up firms.

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