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Denver Business News Highlights – Week of Febuary 18th, 2008

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Monday, 2/18/2008

Centennial Bank completes merger into Guaranty Bank and Trust – All 15 branches of the former Centennial Bank of the West are now operating under the Guaranty Bank and Trust Co. name, parent company Centennial Bank Holdings Inc. said Monday.

UPS targets Colorado, seven other states for faster shipping – United Parcel Service Inc. is aiming to deliver quicker ground shipments in eight states, including Colorado.

Tuesday, 2/19/2008

Denver residents more pessimistic about money – A sense of pessimism pervades the feelings of Denver residents surveyed about their financial security.

Website created for rental housing during DNC – A new website has launched to offer a conduit between people with homes to lease and people attending the Democratic National Convention who need a place to stay.

Adam Aircraft files for Chapter 7 – After failing to secure additional funding to stay in business, Adam Aircraft filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado on Feb. 15, according to court documents.

Committee moves to eliminate Colorado tax for many businesses – A proposal to effectively eliminate the business personal property tax for more than 30,000 Colorado businesses was unanimously approved by the House Finance Committee on Tuesday.

Founder of Denver Bears, Broncos dies – Bob Howsam, who co-founded the Denver Broncos, died Tuesday in Arizona. He was 89.

Wednesday, 2/20/2008

Colorado foreclosures up 40 percent in 2007 – Colorado foreclosure filings jumped 40 percent in 2007 compared with 2006, according to a report released Wednesday by the Colorado Division of Housing.

Denver CPI shows year-over-year increase – The Consumer Price Index for the Denver area rose 1.9 percent during the past year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday.

Ballot initiative would hold execs accountable – A state board gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a proposed November ballot initiative that would hold top executives accountable for corporate fraud.

Coors, Wal-Mart winners in Xcel energy contest – Xcel Energy Inc. on Wednesday announced that 10 local companies won its Colorado Energy Efficiency awards and collectively saved more than 28 million kilowatt hours of electricity in the last year.

Thursday, 2/21/2008

Abengoa Solar plans world’s largest solar power plant – Abengoa Solar will build what it calls the largest solar power plant in the world, the company reported Thursday.

Xcel Energy wants wind farms – Xcel Energy Inc. on Thursday issued a request for proposals for companies to build wind farms capable of generating up to 150 megawatts of power.

Friday, 2/22/2008

Sunday liquor sales bill advances in Colorado Senate – Coloradans are another step closer to making beer, wine and whiskey runs on Sundays now that the state Senate approved a bill that removes a “blue law” that prohibits liquor sales on Sunday.

Payday lending bill gets preliminary OK in Colorado House – A bill that targets the payday lending industry got preliminary approval from the Colorado House of Representatives on Friday after an intense, mostly party-line debate.