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Emails show California transportation agency’s cozy ties to gas tax backers

By SOPHIA BOLLAG | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — As the political battle to overturn California’s gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. The California […]

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The sun sets on Sears

Zombie retailer Sears has finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and observers are delivering a catalog of explanations about what it all really means. Perhaps the gradual-then-sudden decline of the 125-year-old retailer reflects the harmful financialization of the U.S. economy. Or maybe it symbolizes the decline of the American middle class. How about the […]

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“How did we get here?”: HuffPost convenes Boulder housing leaders for affordability conversation

Huffington Post reporter Michael Hobbes posed two questions to a panel of Boulder housing leaders at a Monday evening event trained on the region’s current affordability crisis: “How did we get here,” and less directly, what do we do about it next? For Boulder County leaders and its increasingly priced-out residents, the answers are both […]

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Denver tech firm SendGrid accepts $2 billion buyout offer

Denver-based email manager SendGrid has accepted a $2 billion buyout offer from San Francisco-based cloud-based software provider Twilio Inc., the two companies announced on Monday afternoon. “Our two companies have always shared a common goal –- to create powerful communications experiences for businesses by enabling developers to easily embed communications into the software they are […]

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Colorado’s “Strong Arm” law firm sues Facebook, seeks compensation in latest hack attack

A Colorado law firm is suing Facebook over a recent breach of its system that potentially exposed the personal information of about 30 million users. Franklin D. Azar & Associates, which advertises as “The Strong Arm,” said Monday that it is seeking class-action status for the lawsuit whose plaintiffs include two Colorado residents. The lawsuit, […]