DBJ’s Year in Review: 2015’s top stories, photos and more – Denver Business Journal

The year 2015 has been chock-full of major business news stories in Colorado. In our annual Year in Review report, we’ll count down what we see as the news developments that made the biggest difference to the Colorado business community this year.

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Soaring housings costs and sagging oil and gas prices. An airline struggling to reinvent itself and a construction nightmare snagging the nation’s attention. A booming job market coupled with concerns about wages. And the charting of new courses for Denver’s airport and stock show.

Since it’s 2015, we’ll be offering 15 top stories. We’re counting down the top stories through Dec. 22.

We’ve also been counting down our 15 most popular photo galleries and slideshows of the year. Watch for that series each business day through New Year’s Eve.

As American homes get bigger, energy efficiency gains are wiped out

U.S. homes have become considerably more energy-efficient over the past four decades, according to government data. But homes also are a lot bigger than they used to be, and their growing girth wipes out nearly all the efficiency gains. According to preliminary figures from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the …

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