Ben Markus appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Hotels are finally having a good year. As the economy has slowly improved, more people are traveling. But more heads on pillows means higher prices — especially since new hotel construction has been on hold for years. Now developers are pushing hotel projects across the country.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Colorado's largest gold mine is expanding despite a 20 percent decline in gold prices this year. The precipitous fall in gold has forced many miners to shutter higher cost operations around the globe.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Oil and gas is booming in Colorado, and that is leading energy companies to rent more and more office space in Denver. These well-off companies want real estate with lots of amenities: prestigious addresses, high floors with views and easy access to public transportation. That's driving up prices and tightening up the market. It's true of cities like Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia and Calgary. But some fear ghosts of the past. Denver experienced a big boom and bust in the 1980s with energy companies retreating along with the price of oil.
Friday, July 19, 2013
One year ago Saturday, James Holmes allegedly opened fire on a crowded theater in Aurora, Colo. Within minutes, 12 people were dead and dozens more injured. The Holmes trial is many months away. How have the city and state responded to the killings over the past year?
Monday, May 06, 2013
As Colorado lawmakers debate rules regulating recreational marijuana use, one big question looms: how to charge taxes that will fund oversight of retail pot businesses. The tax requires a statewide vote. If it fails, some worry that underfunded enforcement will invite the feds to shut recreational pot down entirely.