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  1. A killed bill demonstrates why Colorado regulatory reform won't be easy
    Regulatory reform was supposed to be a subject around which all Colorado business groups would rally this year, and about which legislators would find some consensus. But a bill that died in a state Senate committee Wednesday showed how difficult achieving that nebulous goal could be. Senate Bill 31 offered an opportunity to remove what its sponsor, Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, called a regulatory hurdle to the ability of people to move to Colorado for work and to companies' abilities to…
  2. Kansas City area's Bukaty acquires 2 Colorado financial firms
    Bukaty Cos. Financial Services has announced the acquisitions of Colorado's Investment Management Consultants Ltd. and 401K Squared for an undisclosed amount. The two companies are based in Littleton, bringing 60 retirement plans and 210 high-net-worth clients to Leawood, Kansas-based Bukaty Cos. offices in the Denver area. Bukaty now has eight employees in the Denver area, with plans to hire several more before the end of the year. "We now have the scale to be a top retirement plan and wealth…
  3. Frank Azar adds trial attorney Natalie Brown to litigation unit
    Well-known Denver personal injury attorney Frank Azar has added one of the state's top trial attorneys to his firm's growing personal injury litigation unit. Natalie Brown, who practiced medical malpractice litigation for 28 years at Leventhal, Brown & Puga in Denver, has joined Aurora-based Franklin D. Azar & Associates as senior-level counsel. Brown will concentrate solely on personal injury law at Azar & Associates. "Natalie Brown's broad experience in medical malpractice is a perfect complement…
  4. TechStars raises large startup investment fund
    TechStars CEO and angel investor David Cohen has his $150 million venture fund to invest in startups and growing tech businesses. Cohen announced Wednesday that he's raised the $150 million TechStars Ventures Fund. It's intended to make seed-stage and Series A investments, largely in companies in the tech startup accelerator bootcamps that Boulder-based TechStars holds in the U.S. and Europe. It's not clear what limited partners put money into the TechStars fund. "It's a small group of some of…
  5. ULA to freeze pension, change time-off policy
    Colorado's United Launch Alliance is the latest company to decide to freeze its defined-benefit pension plan starting in 2016, offering contributions to retirement savings accounts in its place. The Centennial-based launch company is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), both of which froze their own pensions in the last year. ULA, which confirmed the move Wednesday, will also transition its 3,400 employees from a policy that offered separate vacation,…