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Hickenlooper addresses energy production in State of the State address

Hickenlooper, Colorado energy

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s sang the praises of energy production in his State of the State address Thursday. Hickenlooper was focused on economic growth and the ability of the state’s businesses to compete equally on the global stage, with specific mention of rural incentives and job training as imperative to keeping up with the rest of the world. However, when it ...

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Colorado’s economy seeing slower growth, reports say

Sunrise over Denver, Colorado. (Image: Jeff Turner via Flickr)

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s depressed energy sector has led to a dip in estimated tax collections, meaning lawmakers will have to continue wrangling over tax refunds and paying for roads and schools this legislative session, according to revenue forecasts released Friday by legislative and administration analysts. Colorado will balance its books next fiscal year, as it must under the state ...

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2016 economic outlook shows growth but some sectors slowing

Storage tanks for crude oil in central Colorado, USA

While Colorado’s economic picture next year will be highlighted by continued job growth, Weld County could see some slight dips that could put some stress on employment, according to an annual business outlook published Monday by the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. In the college’s annual business outlook, the 2016 state economy will slow somewhat, though there still ...

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Economist: U.S. recession unlikely until early 2019

Consumers and businesses won’t have to grapple with another recession until 2019 and a major downturn is unlikely for at least another 15 years, a Manchester, N.H.-based economist said Friday in Colorado Springs. A weakening dollar, an economic recovery in Europe and stronger growth late next year in China will trigger better economic conditions nationwide in 2016, particularly for businesses ...

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Gov. Hickenlooper wraps up trade mission in Israel

DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is wrapping up a two-week trade mission with a visit to Israel. On Monday, Hickenlooper helped ring the opening bell at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and also visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, one of the holiest sites in Judaism. His visit came amid tensions among Israelis ...

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Gov. Hickenlooper heading to Asia, Middle East

DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper is heading on a two-week trip to Asia and the Middle East to boost economic opportunities for Colorado. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1VA8jC2 ) Hickenlooper will be joined by 52 delegates from the state’s educational and business sectors during the trip, which begins Wednesday. The delegation will visit China, Japan, Turkey and Israel. The ...

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