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Pages: 26. Chapters: Companies based in Centennial, Colorado,
Companies based in Englewood, Colorado, Companies based in
Greenwood Village, Colorado, Western Union, Gap Broadcasting Group,
Jones Radio Networks, Adam Aircraft Industries, Gevo, Inc, Adelphia
Communications Corporation, Xanterra Parks and Resorts, First Data,
Air Methods, Jeppesen, United Launch Alliance, EBags.com, Sports
Authority, National CineMedia, Secure64 Software, NextMedia Group,
Aviation Technology Group, Red Robin, Ciber, Good Sam Club, Big O
Tires, Key Lime Air, American Medical Response, LaMar's Donuts,
CoBank. Excerpt: The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a
financial services and communications company based in the United
States. Its North American headquarters is in Englewood, Colorado,
United States. Until it discontinued the service in 2006, Western
Union was the best-known U.S. company in the business of exchanging
telegrams. Western Union has a number of divisions, with products
such as person-to-person money transfer, money orders, business
payments and commercial services. In 1851, the New York &
Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company was organized in
Rochester by Hiram Sibley and others, with the goal of creating one
great system with unified and efficient operations. Meanwhile, Ezra
Cornell had bought back one of his bankrupt companies and renamed
it the New York & Western Union Telegraph Company. Originally
fierce competitors, by 1855 both groups were finally convinced that
consolidation was their only alternative for progress. The merged
company was named The Western Union Telegraph Company at Cornell's
insistence and Western Union was born. Western Union bought out
smaller companies rapidly, and by 1860 its lines reached from the
East Coast to the Mississippi River, and from the Great Lakes to
the Ohio River. In 1861 it opened the first ...
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