November 4, 2010 12:38 PM
The City of Pueblo is showing off two beautification projects along roads on the south and east sides of town.
One, along Northern Avenue, included landscaping, medians and new planters, as well as replacement of a half mile of walking trail between Vinewood and Hollywood.
That project cost... more »
August 27, 2010 8:12 AM
A revision of U.S. economic growth is due Friday and it's expected to show a serious stumble.
The Commerce Department will revise its estimate for economic growth in the April-to-June period and Wall Street economists forecast it will be cut almost in half, to a 1.4 percent annual rate... more »
August 26, 2010 2:07 PM
Denver city auditor Dennis Gallagher says the federal stimulus program is working, but it presents unprecedented challenges to auditors keeping track of the money.
Gallagher says most financial audits examine spending after the money has been spent. He said Colorado is one of 16 states under a microscope by... more »
June 17, 2010 2:45 PM
Vice President Joe Biden says the economic recovery act deserves credit for creating or saving upward of 2.8 million jobs so far, with thousands more projects coming soon in a busy summer of construction.
At the White House Thursday, the vice president told reporters: "Folks, the act is working."... more »
April 30, 2010 9:57 AM
Democrats hope voters see the economy picking up - and Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Colorado to hand his party some credit for creating jobs.
Biden is scheduled to stop by an electronics company in Longmont that is expanding a factory thanks to federal stimulus money. The... more »
March 7, 2010 12:02 PM
The Obama administration is hearing a rising chorus of demands to steer more stimulus money to Hispanic and black businesses. Those businesses are getting a disproportionately small number of federal stimulus contracts. Latinos own 6.8 percent of businesses but have received only 1.7 percent of federal stimulus contracts recorded in... more »
March 1, 2010 7:31 PM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Broomfield to promote the federal stimulus package. A project to widen U.S. 36 between Boulder and Denver is getting a $10 million competitive grant as part of the stimulus act, which was passed a year ago. The project was one of 51 selected nationally for... more »
February 18, 2010 7:22 PM
Defending the economic stimulus bill and reaching back to Harry Truman to bash Republicans who opposed it, President Barack Obama said the public is fed up with partisan game-playing in Washington.
Obama on Thursday spoke at a fundraiser for Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, who was appointed to office... more »
February 16, 2010 8:47 AM
It's the fist anniversary of President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan and he's sending top administration officials out to defend it. Cabinet members will fan out across the country to try to calm an anxious public as Democrats head into potentially devastating midterm elections. A weeklong push to highlight the... more »
February 15, 2010 8:41 AM
State lawmakers are considering giving public universities the freedom to set tuition rates to make up for a looming drop in funding. Higher education has been spared deep cuts so far because of federal stimulus dollars. That money will dry up by 2012 and the state isn't expected to be... more »
January 30, 2010 12:51 PM
State officials say federal stimulus spending saved or created the equivalent of about 7,200 full-time jobs in Colorado the final three months of last year. State officials said Friday that roughly 70 percent of the jobs were positions retained in higher education and state prisons. A new report says that... more »
January 12, 2010 9:16 AM
Agencies across Colorado have received grants totaling $2.2 million in federal stimulus funds for plans to save energy and create jobs in rural communities. The Governor's Energy Office announced Monday that the grants will pay for local coordinators to work with communities and businesses. The positions will be administered by... more »
January 11, 2010 9:23 AM
An Associated Press analysis finds that spending on roads and bridges under the stimulus plan has had no effect on local unemployment. And the boost to the construction industry has been minimal. Local unemployment rates rose and fell regardless of how much stimulus money Washington poured out for transportation. In... more »
December 5, 2009 8:00 AM
A Hawaii company has received $23 million in stimulus funds to work on a biorefinery project in Commerce City.
Clearfuels Technology Inc. will be working to produce renewable diesel and jet fuel from woody biomass. The company says the project will bring 43 construction jobs to the city and... more »
November 16, 2009 9:55 AM
General Motors Co. says it lost $1.2 billion from the time it left bankruptcy protection through Sept. 30, far better than previous quarters and a sign that the auto giant is starting to turn around.
The company also says it will begin repaying $6.7 billion in U.S. government loans... more »
October 20, 2009 3:52 PM
The nation's wind industry is continuing to open new wind farms with the help of nearly $1 billion in federal stimulus grant money. The American Wind Energy Association reported Tuesday that developers installed 1,649 megawatts of wind power capacity--enough to serve the equivalent of 480,000 average households--in the third quarter.... more »
October 19, 2009 9:18 AM
The Obama administration says spending aimed at boosting the economy has created or saved 250,000 teaching or other education jobs this year. A White House report released Monday concludes that money from a $787 billion stimulus package has helped states fill budget gaps that would have cost teachers their jobs... more »
October 16, 2009 10:46 AM
Initial data from a government oversight board shows that on paper, Colorado gained the most jobs of any state in the first months of President Barack Obama's stimulus program. The report released yesterday says businesses reported creating or saving more than 30,000 jobs nationwide. Colorado recorded more than 4,700 jobs,... more »
October 9, 2009 9:54 AM
Anthony and Carolyn Hunt don't know how many jobs a $3 million federal stimulus grant to prevent lead poisoning in young children will bring to their county, but to them that's beside the point.
Three years after learning that one of their four sons had dangerously high levels of... more »
September 30, 2009 10:53 AM
The National Institutes of Health is getting $5 billion in economic stimulus funds to support research into cures for cancer and other diseases, and to create jobs. President Barack Obama was making the announcement Wednesday at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md., with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.... more »
September 23, 2009 2:46 PM
There are jobs to be had in construction thanks to stimulus money. According to the Governor's office, over 3,500 people went back to work last month in Colorado alone.
In order to attract younger workers to their ranks, local construction companies and unions Wednesday hosted the Colorado Construction Careers... more »
September 14, 2009 11:50 AM
Sally Ly feels like she did everything right.
The 29-year-old went to college at University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., living frugally and using student loans that she figured would more than pay for themselves down the road.
Two years ago, Ly decided to leave the private... more »
September 11, 2009 3:43 PM
Colorado Springs Airport will receive a $7.2 million grant to rehabilitate its taxiways. The funding is in addition to a $6.28 million grant the airport received in April through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Both grants will help pay for part of a larger program to repair the primary... more »
September 10, 2009 3:33 PM
The nation has lost 2.5 million jobs since Feburary, but White House economists say things would have been much worse without the government's economic stimulus efforts. The White House Council on Economic Advisers credits the stimulus with creating or saving more than a million jobs so far. But in its... more »