Take a Turkey to Work day this Friday

Take a Turkey to Work day on Nov. 16 is part of Care and Share Food Bank’s campaign to collect enough food to feed...

City seeking school, park fee committee members

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to serve on the School/Park Fee Advisory Committee. The committee meets several times a month September through...

Commercial development outlook positive

Strong industrial markets, rent gains and a growing interest in medical office buildings brought an upbeat perspective to the nation’s top commercial developers, despite concerns that the economy and property market fundamentals are losing steam. That’s according to the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Vital Signs members’ survey. Doug Herzbrun, managing director of […]
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Holiday hiring surge weak

The holiday season usually means employment, even if only temporary, for a lot of American job seekers, but not as many are finding work this year. October typically marks the beginning of the holiday hiring surge, but less than 72,000 seasonal job seekers found new jobs during October – a rate that’s shaping up to […]
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Colorado marble to still be used for ‘Unknowns’

If the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery is replaced, it will still be made from Colorado marble. The tomb has several cracks,...

URS 3Q profit grows 29%

International engineering giant URS Corp. reported revenue growth for the third quarter of 29 percent or $1.27 billion. The San Francisco-based company is one of...

Nearly 60 percent file tax returns online

More people are E-filing Year Total Returns (millions) Total E-filings (millions) Percent E-file 1997 121.5 19.2 16% 1998 123.8 24.6 20% 1999 125.9 29.3 23% 2000 128.4 35.4 28% 2001 131.0 40.2 31% 2002 131.7 46.9 36% 2003 131.6 52.9 40% 2004 132.2 61.5 47% 2005 134.0 68.5 51% 2006 136.1 73.3 54% Fifty-seven percent of all the income tax returns filed this year were done electronically over the Internet. Since 2001, the number...

Springs among state’s biggest water savers

An independent policy group has given Colorado Springs high marks for its strides in water conservation. Springs’ single-family residential per capita water use decreased 32...

Households with discretionary income up 16 million in four years

Wealthy Americans have a lot more spending cash these days. A recent tally estimates that about 73 million U.S. households have discretionary income. That’s up from about 57 million during 2002, according to statistics from The Conference Board. But, nearly 78 percent of all that discretionary income is held by households earning more than $100,000, […]
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Does inner CEO have answers?

Mounting mortgage despair? Looming legal issues? Reporting revenue declines? What’s an executive to do during these troubled times? Tap into your inner CEO. That’s what CEO consultant to the corporate stars Alan Cox says. He’s authored a new book, “Your Inner CEO,” in which he coaches CEO types on how to deal with difficult questions […]
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Sales Column – 11/9/2007

More and more I see salespeople unwilling to work hard. For whatever reason, they refuse to do the hard work now that will make success easier later. They (you) claim every excuse in the world:

State, IRS partner to curb employment tax fraud

The Internal Revenue Service and more than two dozen state workforce agencies have agreed to share employment tax examinations results. The agreements, part of the Questionable Employment Tax Practice initiative, will provide a centralized, uniform means for the IRS and state employment officials to ensure that businesses comply with federal and state tax requirements. “Combining […]
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