BizWest – Officials for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) on Wednesday told Boulder employees that the company would be closing down its local manufacturing facility by 2019 and eliminating the 100-plus jobs there. Learn more.
Mashable – It may be best known for the BB-8, but Sphero’s robotic toys have uses well beyond Star Wars. Aspect Hunter School in Sydney, Australia is a school for children on the autism spectrum. The school is attended by 130 kids, beginning at age four, as well as around 30 Spheros. Read more.
BizWest – Skirt Sports, a 12-year-old company specializing in online sales of stylish sportswear for women, has opened its first retail outlet and will hold a grand opening celebration there tonight. Learn more.
Boulder Daily Camera – Coloradans will be allowed to buy full-strength beer, wine and liquor in grocery stores, on a limited basis next year, after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a controversial bill allowing those sales Friday. Learn more.
Boulder Daily Camera – Broomfield’s Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL)moved one step closer in its bid to acquire UK can manufacturer Rexam Corp. Wednesday, winning the approval of Brazilian regulators. Learn more.