Jobs and the Economy
Manitou Springs businesses have laid off 74 employees since the Waldo Canyon fire began, said Roger Miller, chief operating officer of iManitou, which functions as the city's chamber of commerce, economic development office and convention and visitors bureau.
Denver Post: Denver's soon-to-be built patent office will generate $440 million
The U.S. Department of Commerce is expected to announce Monday three cities for satellite patent offices, a much-needed expansion of the severely backlogged U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va.
Greeley Tribune: Report shows natural gas supporting healthy Colorado job growth
Colorado is at the forefront of domestic natural gas development, and according to a recent study by IHS Global Insight, the state will benefit from this development with substantial and sustained job growth.
Pueblo Chieftain: US manufacturing shrinks for first time in 3 years
U.S. manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in nearly three years, a troubling sign as evidence builds that economic growth is slowing.
See Also: Huffington Post: ISM Factory Index Shows Manufacturing Shrinks For First Time In 3 Years
Now that the Supreme Court has affirmed almost all of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, thereby puncturing the patchwork of coverages that has grown up piecemeal in this country to the disadvantage of many, there is an opportunity to create a much more functional basis for insurance coverage.
Family Economic Security
Congress on Friday pushed through measures to continue federal spending on transportation projects and prevent interest rates on federally backed student loans from doubling over the weekend.