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Colorado is the third-best state for business
...According to Colorado's scorecard, the state was powered by its economy (No. 5 in the country), business friendliness (5), access to capital (9) and quality of life (10). Conversely, it was dragged down by transportation and infrastructure (36), education (33), cost of living (32) and presence of In n Out Burger (N/A) (2009).
Denver is America's angriest city
The Daily Beast reached this conclusion by combining the per capita turnouts for the Tea Party's April 15, 2009 protests and the Occupy Wall Street-related demonstrations on October 15. In addition, cities had to have a population of more than 500,000 in order to have a shot at the anger championship -- and Denver, with an estimated 582,447 resisdents, snuck in under the wire, and took the title from the big boys. (2011)
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