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  1. Level 3 lays off employees following TW Telecom merger
    Level 3 Communications Inc. is laying off an unknown number of employees as it eliminates some duplicative positions following its $5.3 billion merger with TW Telecom. It isn't clear how many employees of the Broomfield-based telecom (NYSE: LVLT) are affected. According to an employee being let go, many workers brought into Level 3 from Douglas County-based TW Telecom are being laid off, as are some legacy Level 3 workers. At least some of the layoffs are taking effect next week. The merger, which…
  2. Colorado city tops the list of 10 best places to live and work (Slideshow)
    The best city to live and work in the entire nation? Head about 29 miles to the northwest of Denver, and you're there. That's according to a new ranking by Powerlytics that tallied up the "financial health" of 363 U.S. cities from a database of 144 million households and 27 million businesses in the U.S. The market intelligence and data firm's study analyzed a number of factors, including business risk, growth and performance, as well as the area's median household income, proportion of filers…
  3. From 9News: 9 things to do in Colorado this weekend (Restaurant Week and more)
    If last weekend's winter weather has you yearning to leave the confines of your home this coming weekend, have no fear! There's a lot going on. Also of note: It's supposed to snow again (which tends to happen when it's winter). So regardless of whether you choose to venture to the mountains, enjoy some food, vicariously watch people go on adventures or just lock yourself in your house and watch Netflix, enjoy this snowy, wintry weekend. > Click here for nine things to do from 9News.
  4. Colorado center for manufacturing lands $1.6 million federal grant
    Manufacturer's Edge, a program that helps small and midsize manufacturing companies in Colorado stay in business, will get a $1,668,359 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Manufacturer's Edge (formerly known as the Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology) is a statewide manufacturing assistance center, partially funded by the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). Manufacturer's Edge was one of 10 state MEP centers…
  5. BNSF Railway plans $141 million spending program in Colorado
    BNSF Railway Co., one of two main freight railroads in Colorado, will spend about $141 million for maintenance and improvement projects in the state in 2015, the company says. The railroad company announced in December it would spend a record $6 billion on capital investments nationwide in 2015. "This year's substantial investments in Colorado are a clear reflection of how important our operations in the state are to our overall network and our unwavering commitment to always operating safely —…