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  1. DBJ Dine-N-Drink Madness: Toast your favorite beverage brands starting today
    So what'll ya have, Colorado? Coors or New Belgium Brewing? Infinite Monkey Theorem wine or Stranahan's whiskey? Leopold Brothers spirits or Colorado Cider? Your call. The Denver Business Journal's Dine-N-Drink Madness, our tournament-style popularity contest of Colorado beverage and food companies, kicks off Round 2 today. We've been asking DBJ readers to vote for their favorite local food and drink purveyors. (Are you new to Dine-N-Drink Madness? Click here for a contest overview and details.) Last…
  2. Peyton Manning's record boosts ratings for NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
    Quarterback Peyton Manning put up a lot of points for the Denver Broncos Sunday night — and scored high ratings for NBC and local affiliate KUSA-9News as well. During the 7:30 p.m. time slot, and hour into the game, nearly 1.4 million people in the Denver market were watching Manning break Brett Favre's touchdown pass record with his 509th career six-point toss to DeMaryius Thomas in the second quarter. In fact, 71.1 percent of all people over age 2 who were watching TV in the Denver market…
  3. Chipotle sets record for same-store sales growth
    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. reported same-store sales growth of 19.8 percent for the third quarter of 2014 on Monday — the biggest quarterly boost since the Denver-based burrito chain went public in 2006. For the three-month period ending Sept. 30, overall revenue at Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) rose 31.1 percent to $1.08 billion. Net income totaled $130.8 million, or $4.15 per diluted share, a boost of 56 percent from the third quarter of 2013. Revenue over the first three quarters jumped to $3.04 billion,…
  4. AECOM completes $6B buy of engineering rival URS
    URS Corp. — one of Colorado's largest engineering firms — is now owned by rival AECOM Technology Corp., which also has a local presence, with the closing of Aecom's $6 billion acquisition of San Francisco-based URS. The two California-based construction-engineering and design giants completed their merger Friday, a day after shareholders for both companies approved the deal. The acquisition makes Los Angeles-based AECOM (BNYSE: ACM) the largest publicly-traded company based in that city,…
  5. Solar power prices are dropping fast, NREL says
    The price of solar power panels dropped as much as 19 percent nationwide in 2013 and are expected to drop by as much as 12 percent in 2014, according to a new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden. The price of solar power panels for utility-scale projects fell below $2 per watt in 2013 and have continued to drop in 2014 to about $1.80 per watt — 59 percent below 2010 prices, according to the report. "There is still considerable uncertainty as to how low PV [photovoltaic]…