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Visit One News Page for Aurora news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Aurora news headlines.
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    More than 100 Milwaukee-area business and community leaders gathered at the Milwaukee Athletic Club Feb. 9 for the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM) annual VIP event. Check out the attached slideshow to see photos from the gathering. Rolando Rodriguez, chairman, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres, was the keynote speaker for the event, which also featured Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Aurora Health Care Foundation president Cristy Garcia-Thomas. Garcia-Thomas will serve as… Reported by bizjournals 17 hours ago.

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    Aurora police have shut down a busy stretch of roadway and are warning people in the area to stay indoors as they try to arrest an armed and dangers suspect wanted on domestic violence charges. Reported by Denver Post 12 hours ago.

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    Aurora police on Thursday morning released video recordings of the violent, fatal collision of the speeding University of Colorado A-Line train with a van early Tuesday. Reported by Denver Post 1 hour ago.

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    Adams County authorities on Thursday identified the 57-year-old man who died early earlier this week after driving a van in front of a speeding University of Colorado A-Line train. Reported by Denver Post 4 hours ago.

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    This is the future of financial advice· *Robo-advice might not revolutionize the financial advice space in the way some originally thought*
    · *The future of the industry is not going to be purely robo, but rather we will see a rise in the hybrid model of financial advice*
    · *Some of the benefits of the hybrid model include lower costs, and the benefits of human interaction*

    You might have heard that robots are coming for our jobs. 

    The rise of automation has been a conversation starter on Main Street and Wall Street alike, with high-tech replacing highly-paid jobs in everything from manufacturing to financial advice. 

    The rise of so-called robo-advice is a part of this trend.

    Robo-advisers provide financial advice or portfolio management online or via a smartphone application. Rather than using human managers to build portfolios, they use algorithms to determine where to invest. 

    The affordability of robo-advice platforms and their simplicity — many platforms allow clients to create accounts in minutes — have fueled their rise in popularity and growth. 

    Consider, for instance, the fact that pure robo-advice firms have witnessed triple digit growth since 2013, according to a team of analysts at Morgan Stanley led by Giulia Aurora Miotto. The bank predicts a $6.5 trillion market globally for robo advice by 2025.

    But despite the massive growth of robo-advice firms, the bank does not expect robos to usurp their legacy competitors — think someone like Charles Schwab — nor do they think they will completely replace human beings.

    "We think robo-advice will be less disruptive than feared by incumbents, as brand and network remain king," Morgan Stanley said.

    The bank identified a number of reasons why bots won't be able to topple legacy firms. One of the main ones is the fact that investors still need — and want — human financial involved in their financial planning. 

    "The financial sector consumer often needs some sort of human contact, especially when abrupt market moves lead to unexpected losses," the bank said.

    The note mentions a study that found investors cited "an advisers willingness to take the time to understand needs and goals" and "explain analysis clearly" as two of the paramount qualities in a financial advice provider.

    In addition, there are many things that robo platforms can't do. 

    Grant Easterbrook has been following the robo-advice space since 2011. The 27-year-old founder of Dream Forward, a fintech 401(k) firm, told Business Insider that we still need human beings for things such as high-net-worth estate planning and managing other complex financial goals. 

    "The future of the industry can't be solely robo," he said.

    So if the future isn't pure robo, then what is it? It's cyborg.

    **The Cyborg or Hybrid Model**

    Benjamin Pring is the co-author of the forthcoming book "When Machines Do Everything." He told Business Insider that he's "long" on human financial advisers.

    "It has always been my perspective that humans weren't going anywhere in this space," Pring said. As such, he likes to say that "hybrid is the new black."

    The so-called cyborg or hybrid model refers to a financial advice platform that pairs algorithm based financial planning with components of human interaction. It's essentially financial advice with a human face and robo insides. According to Morgan Stanley hybrid firms will be the best positioned to grow and succeed.

    Betterment, a firm many consider the poster child of robo-advice, has recently responded to this desire for human help. On January 31 the firm announced new hybrid services that pairs human help with their computerized financial advice. Alex Benke, Vice President of Financial Advice and Investing at Betterment, told Business Insider that the financial services space is changing and this move was a response client preferences.

    "If there's one thing we've learned providing advice over the past five years, it's that everyone is different," he said."There's no home run with one particular offering."

    "I personally never thought we'd be hiring advisers when I first started here, but the landscape of financial advice is changing rapidly and we realized this was something we had to do," Benke added. 

    Betterment's new offerings allow clients to choose between its classic digital plan and two new human plans: Betterment Plus and Betterment Premium. The latter plan offers clients unlimited access to human advice. Opting for one the human plans adds an annual fee of 0.15% to 0.25% of assets.

    So, it looks like human advisers can take a sigh of relief. Their jobs haven't been replaced yet. 

    Join the conversation about this story »

    NOW WATCH: The best and worst months to rent an apartment in major US cities Reported by Business Insider 3 hours ago.

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    Videos taken from surveillance cameras along the University of Colorado A line, released by the Aurora Police Department via their YouTube channel, show the crossing gates working properly when a train slammed into a van early Tuesday morning, Regional Transportation District authorities said Thursday. The Adams County Coroner identified the driver of the van, who died in the crash at the intersection of Smith and Chambers roads, as Bill Ray Guinn, 57. The collision also caused minor injuries for… Reported by bizjournals 22 minutes ago.

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    In David v. Goliath battle, a Dallas jury awarded almost $250,000 to Aurora and Felipe Rodriguez, for damage done to their home from the I-635 Managed Lanes construction project in Farmer's Branch, Texas.

    Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 17, 2017

    "If you break it, you have to pay for it," was the simple message delivered during opening and closing of Felipe & Aurora Rodriguez vs. Trinity Infrastructure LLC, DC-15-03577 in the 134th District in Dallas, Texas. After seven days of evidence -- some of which was technical and scientific about how highway construction can impact the clay soils and shales in North Texas -- a Dallas jury of four men and eight women voted to hold the defendant, Trinity Infrastructure, LLC, liable for damage done to Aurora and Felipe Rodriguez's home and for other damages during construction of LBJ Express Lanes project on I-635.

    According to the official verdict form signed by the court, the jury found that Trinity had acted negligently in its construction of the LBJ Project, which caused damage to the Rodriguezes, including damage to their home, and awarded the plaintiffs $248,712 for their damages. When asked what the crux of their theory was, co-lead trial counsel Mazin A. Sbaiti explained that "the Defendants needlessly endangered the entire community, and then refused to take responsibility. We are happy that the system worked, and the jury was willing to hold them accountable."

    Sbaiti's firm, Sbaiti & Company PLLC, is co-counsel with Steckler Gresham Cochran representing 163 homeowners, along with Chris Cowan and Patrick Pendley who represent another 60 homeowners. According to Sbaiti, the lawsuit on behalf of the Rodriguez home was the first to go to trial, with the other homeowners awaiting their turn.

    "We hope this shows that we will not back down even though lawyer-for-lawyer, we were outnumbered 8 to 1," explained Sbaiti. He explained that using the jury's verdict as a benchmark, with over 200 plaintiffs in total, the defendants are now facing over $50 million in potential liabilities. The Plaintiffs anticipate that Trinity will likely appeal this verdict, and in the meantime they intend to try as many of these homes as possible, as quickly as possible.

    For more information, Mr. Sbaiti can be reached at (214) 432-2899 or at MAS(at)SbaitiLaw(dot)com. Reported by PRWeb 20 hours ago.

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    A collection of employees from Fisher-Price’s East Aurora campus will be trekking to Mahnattan this week for the New York Toy Fair, a major event in the toy world. The toy company will use the venue to unveil products it expects to make big noise in the holiday 2017 season (see the attached slideshow for details on new Fisher-Price toys). Employees from marketing, design, sales and public relations, among other departments, will be in attendance. They’ll be meeting with retailers, media and… Reported by bizjournals 14 hours ago.

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    Hundreds of professionals and businesswomen descended on The Pfister Hotel Thursday afternoon for the 27th annual TEMPO Milwaukee Mentor Awards Luncheon, which commemorated individuals and one corporation for their dedication to mentorship and elevating the people around them. Cristy Garcia-Thomas, chief diversity and inclusion officer and president of Aurora Health Care Foundation, and Vicki Martin, president of Milwaukee Area Technical College, were both honored as TEMPO's mentor award winners… Reported by bizjournals 14 hours ago.

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    Aurora will get its long-awaited light rail line next week when the Regional Transportation District opens its newest element of the sprawling FasTracks construction project. The R Line, which opens on Friday, Feb. 24, is a $687 million, 10.5 mile light rail line that closes the gap in RTD’s light rail system along Interstate 225 between Parker Road and I-70. The R Line will be free for riders on opening day between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. The Grand Opening Ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, on… Reported by bizjournals 5 hours ago.

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    More than 20 years after the first segment of light-rail opened in metro Denver, the Regional Transportation District is poised to launch its latest train line through the heart of Aurora with a critical new connection for transit riders headed to the airport. Reported by Denver Post 5 hours ago.

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    The 22-mile R-Line, which runs from Lincoln Station in Lone Tree to Peoria Station in Aurora, opens to the public on Feb. 24. Reported by Denver Post 1 hour ago.

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    An Aurora police officer who shot an armed man in the buttock as the suspect ran from police has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing. Reported by Denver Post 1 hour ago.

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    Len Pawleski was sitting in the waiting room of the Aurora West Allis Medical Center while his wife was having surgery. Then, he stumbled upon an instrument that would soon have a huge impact on his life. In the video below, posted on February15, 2017, Len explains, “I found this thing, this piano over here. I had two...

    The post Hospital Staff Lets Husband Play Piano During Wife’s Surgery. 4 Years Later, He’s Still There appeared first on LittleThings.com. Reported by LittleThings 6 minutes ago.

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    A Colorado police department reached out to its local immigrant community shortly after the Associated Press released an 11-page document Friday claiming that the Trump administration planned to mobilize National Guard troops to round up undocumented immigrants. Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz tweeted... Reported by Raw Story 13 hours ago.

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    Police found the man with gunshot wounds at a parking lot in the 4000 block of South Crystal Circle east of Cherry Creek State Park. He was transported to the hospital where he died. Reported by Denver Post 9 hours ago.

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    A mute, hearing-impaired refugee from Myanmar walking across light rail tracks Sunday afternoon was hit by a train and killed during a test of the R-Line in Aurora. Reported by Denver Post 16 hours ago.

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    Local attorney Martha Buyer expects to address an audience of several hundred people when she goes to Spain for a second straight year to discuss data protection and security at the sixth annual Barcelona Telecom Consultants Day, an event held in conjunction with an international mobile trade show. She won’t be in front of the thousands of people who will listen to CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies at programs put on by the Mobile World Congress but said she’s honored to once again… Reported by bizjournals 7 hours ago.

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    BMW Motorrad Of Denver Get A New, Bigger Location If you live in Denver and want a new BMW motorcycle, you’ll have to go to another place than the 10,000 square-foot facility in Aurora. That dealership got recently relocated to Colorado, and it doubled its size. The new BMW of Denver is now situated at 10350 E. Easter Avenue, Centennial, CO, and its 20,000-square-feet surface holds all the new and pre-owned BMW motorcycles, parts, accessories, and apparel you could wish. Reported by autoevolution 17 hours ago.

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    Denver-based real estate company BMC Investments has purchased another apartment complex, this time a 464-unit property in Aurora, for $58 million. BMC purchased Landon Park Apartments from Bridge Investment Group in a deal that closed Feb. 13. The property is located at 100 S. Sable Blvd. on 20 acres of land. “We believe the location of this property, in this part of Aurora, presents an uncommon investment opportunity in a market that continues to be a hot spot for investors," said Max Bresner,… Reported by bizjournals 10 hours ago.

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    Local coffee shop brings fresh coffee to a new level by sourcing organic fair trade beans only and brewing only a week's worth of coffee at a time right in shop. Reported by Denver Post 6 hours ago.

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    The 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also known as "The Last Great Race" is now scheduled to run from Fairbanks to Nome, moving it closer to its original historic route. The Iditarod will bring an added boost of energy and excitement to Fairbanks’ already event filled March.

    Fairbanks, Alaska (PRWEB) February 22, 2017

    The 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also known as "The Last Great Race," is now scheduled to run from Fairbanks to Nome, moving it closer to the original historic route. March 6, 2017 marks the third time in history the official start of the Iditarod will take place in Fairbanks. The Iditarod Trail Committee made the announcement after the trail conditions in the Alaska Mountain Range were judged to be unsafe. The Iditarod was inspired by “The Serum Run” of 1925 where heroic dogs and mushers became life savers in an incredible race against time. This legendary journey to deliver serum via dog team began just south of Fairbanks in the town of Nenana and ended 674 miles later in the small city of Nome which was facing a diphtheria outbreak. The official start of the Iditarod is just one of many reasons to "Explore Fairbanks" as the month of March is teeming with events and activities.

    Fairbanks is home to the 2017 World Ice Art Championships, the largest ice sculpting competition in the world with more than 70 teams from across the globe participating. Approximately 45,000 visitors come to the Ice Art Park annually to see the intricately carved masterpieces. Sculptors will use over four million pounds of "Arctic Diamond" ice which is exceptionally clear, thick ice harvested from a pond on the property. The 28th Annual World Ice Art Championships run from February 20 through March 26, 2017.

    The 44th Annual Festival of Native Arts runs from March 2 through 4, 2017. The festival provides a forum for Alaska Native groups to share their cultural heritages. Dance troupes and artisans from Alaskan locations as distant as Hooper Bay, Atmautluak, Juneau, Stevens Village and Shishmaref will join with invited guests from the continental United States, Japan, Australia and Canada for diverse presentations, an arts and crafts show and food booths.

    Fairbanks “Aurora Season” runs from August 21 to April 21 and March is prime time for aurora viewing. Fairbanks is located under the “Auroral Oval,” a ring-shaped zone over the far north where aurora activity is concentrated. Additionally, low precipitation in Fairbanks contributes to consistently clear nights. All combined, these variables make the Fairbanks region an outstanding destination for possible aurora viewing. Experience the aurora from a heated "aurorium" cabin, on an overnight sled dog trip, by snow cat tour to a panoramic vista, on a flight above the Arctic Circle, or simply walk outside and look up to see the captivating northern lights weave across the night sky. If the aurora appears in the middle of the night, many hotels offer wake-up calls.

    In addition to the Iditarod, March features a busy dog mushing schedule, which includes the Junior North American Championship Sled Dog Race from March 2 through 4, the Limited North American Championship Sled Dog Race from March 10 through 12, and the 71st Annual Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race from March 17 through 19.

    Since 1917, those with a betting spirit have wagered when the ice will break up on the Tanana River. Each guess for this year’s Nenana Ice Classic pool cost $2.50. The jackpot totaled $300,000 in 2016. A tripod made of local logs is raised and frozen into the river and attached to a time clock ashore to mark when the ice goes out – it could be as early as late April or it could be late May. Nenana, a small community on the banks of the Tanana River about an hour’s drive south of Fairbanks, is home to the Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Weekend, March 4 through 5.

    The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center provides vacancy listings and more information on museums, art galleries, performances and other things to do during a stay in Fairbanks. Also at the center is the current exhibit “Icons of the Iditarod,” featuring official Iditarod photographer Jeff Schultz’s imagery.

    To learn more about the Iditarod go to Iditarod.com. For more information on Fairbanks, request a free copy of the Fairbanks Visitors Guide and Winter Guide from Explore Fairbanks at 1-800-327-5774 or (907) 456-5774 or by writing to 101 Dunkel Street, Suite 111, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701. You can also order or view the guides online, get information about the aurora borealis and see our full schedule of winter events and activities online at explorefairbanks.com.

    About Explore Fairbanks
    Explore Fairbanks is a non-profit marketing and management organization whose mission is to be an economic driver in the Fairbanks region by marketing to potential visitors and optimizing the visitor experience. Explore Fairbanks markets Fairbanks as a year-round destination by promoting local events, attractions and activities to independent travelers, group tour operators, travel agents, meeting planners and the media as well as by developing public policy and infrastructure to achieve marketing objectives. Find out more at explorefairbanks.com. Reported by PRWeb 18 hours ago.

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    Cloud Based Software tool for HVAC Products

    N. Aurora , IL (PRWEB) February 22, 2017

    IAC Acoustics, a division of Sound Seal, and a leading manufacturer of metal acoustical and noise control products and solutions serving the industrial, commercial, architectural, and construction industries, is pleased to introduce IAC Virtual.

    IAC virtual is a cloud-based sales and engineering tool for our HVAC Silencer products. This tool simplifies quoting for reps by identifying compatible products through modest customer input. It is a robust software with automatic calculation of product performance built in based on user identified operating conditions.

    IAC Virtual provides valuable information to reps as well as acoustical consultants and engineers.· Quick select menu for prompt processing of product selections
    · Takes quoting process from inception to completion
    · Flexibility to compare IAC products with known alternatives
    · Customizable options and Expedited Results
    · Save and re-visit multiple projects
    · Compatible with smartphone and tablet devices

    “We are very excited to offer this impressive tool to the acoustic community” said Jennifer Chagnon, Marketing Director for Sound Seal. “IAC Acoustics prides itself on being a leader in innovation and customer support. The IAC Virtual tool takes us to the next level in providing fast and effective product information and solutions.”

    To register to use IAC Virtual visit https://www.iacacoustictools.com/login

    About IAC Acoustics
    IAC Acoustics, A division of Sound Seal, leads the market in metal noise control system products and solutions, including HVAC silencers, acoustic louvers, sound control architectural doors and windows, and sound proof rooms. For more information, please visit iacacoustics.com

    About Sound Seal
    Sound Seal is the leading manufacturer of acoustical noise control products offering the broadest product selection in the soundproofing industry. Sound Seal offers acoustical products and solutions for in-plant and exterior Industrial applications, Interior Finishes for Architectural applications and Floor Underlayment products. For more information, please visit soundseal.com Reported by PRWeb 15 hours ago.

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    Now, as Aurora Public Schools searches for ways to cut its 2017-18 budget, free full-day kindergarten is among one of scores of programs that could fall victim. Reported by Denver Post 14 hours ago.

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    Look at these babies. Just look at them.

    These precious angel bears belong to the Columbus Zoo, who shared the twins' first photoshoot today on Facebook.

    SEE ALSO: Stop everything: the nation's zoos are in a vicious, wonderful #CuteAnimalTweetOff

    No offense to Beyoncé, Amal Clooney or any other celebrities expecting twins, but these polar bear babes are the cutest twins of 2017. The competition has already been won.

    I mean...

    These cubs belong to female polar bear Aurora and are currently 3 months old. The Columbus Zoo stated on Facebook that the sex of the babies is still unknown, but will be confirmed in a few weeks. Read more...

    More about Zoo, Cute, Baby Animals, Babies, and Polar Bear Reported by Mashable 7 hours ago.