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Colorado business confidence remains at record high

July 6, 2021

Business leaders in Colorado expressed record confidence in the economy as recovery from the pandemic continues, according to the Leeds Business Confidence Index for the third quarter of 2021.

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Researchers find optimal way to pay off student loans

June 17, 2021

CU Boulder mathematicians created a novel mathematical model and found that a mixture of repayment strategies might be best––depending on how much is borrowed and how much income the borrower has.

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Can cannabis be useful for creativity and ideation?

June 11, 2021

The latest Creative Distillation podcast episode delivers a spirited discussion about research on Portland breweries, cannabis and an entrepreneur’s ability to deliver creativity.

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Podcast episode navigates uncertainty and the entrepreneurial hustle

May 17, 2021

Aggressive deadlines, emails at 4 a.m. and a sense of fearlessness: How do you make sense of the behaviors of some entrepreneurs? Hosts Brad Werner and Jeff York discuss with Associate Professor Greg Fisher of Indiana University.

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Record filings, lagging employment growth show mixed recovery for Colorado economy

May 5, 2021

Colorado’s recovery is mixed, leading in gross domestic product and labor force growth, but lagging in employment and wage growth.

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Colorado business confidence rebounding to record levels

April 1, 2021

Business leaders around the state are feeling increasingly hopeful about Colorado's economy, a response to increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates and the easing of public health restrictions.

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New online network connects and supports Colorado’s rural entrepreneurs

March 31, 2021

Many of Colorado's small towns are losing young people as they follow job opportunities in bigger cities. But a new effort is trying to reinvigorate the economies of these tight-knit communities.

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Why GameStop? Why 2021?

March 3, 2021

How could a group of small-scale investors muster the capital to force share prices up 20-fold? Two professors present a theory that suggests how that happened in “The sky’s the limit: Asset prices can be indeterminate when margin traders are all in.”

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Colorado’s economy improving, but recovery may be slowing

Feb. 5, 2021

Colorado business continues to improve from its lows in March and April 2020 but the recovery may be slowing, according to a report released by Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold and CU Boulder researchers.

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GameStop may not be the David and Goliath story you think, researcher says

Feb. 3, 2021

In this Q&A, Tony Cookson weighs in on the "irrational" stock market, and how everyday investors should approach the current volatile trading environment.