PPCC to add Falcon campus

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education has approved the Falcon extension of Pikes Peak Community College. The new campus will be...

SBA launches fed contract guide

The Small Business Administration launched a free online course this week, titled “Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts.” Designed for small...

Health care site examines reform plans

A new health care reform Web site, provides politicians’ viewpoints on the subject, as well as opinion, news and analysis aimed at increasing the dialogue about health care. The site, www.reformplans.com, plans to facilitate a “broad discussion” of the issues through an outline of various health care reform proposals, and features a plan comparison grid […]
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Foreclosures mount as borrowers walk away

Mortgage foreclosures rose to an all-time high at the end of 2007 as borrowers with adjustable-rate loans walked away from properties before...

January airport revenue strong

Neither inclement weather nor an iffy national economy seemed to affect Colorado Springs Airport revenue and operations during January. Total revenue at the...

Air Force thwarts Boeing, awards contract to European company

The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Boeing Co. wants the Air Force to immediately explain why it awarded a $35 billion contract to rival...

County seeking judge applicants

The Fourth Judicial District is seeking applicants for a new county court judgeship that starts July 1. The legislature created the new position...

Retiring? Better have at least $225,000

A couple retiring this year will need about $225,000 in savings just to cover medical costs in retirement, according to analysis by Fidelity Investments. The figure, calculated for a couple age 65, is up 4.7 percent from the $215,000 estimate for 2007, the financial services company said. And it is similar to other projections for […]
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New hybrid GM to unveil battery powered hybrid

The Associated Press General Motors Corp. says it expects to bring its first lithium-ion battery powered hybrid engine system to market in North...

China’s manufacturing edge dulls

The Associated Press SHANGHAI, China _ China is fast losing its manufacturing competitiveness in some industries, and companies need to upgrade their...

Identity thieves wearing banking masks

A number of bogus bank sites are popping up on the Web, seeking to steal identity information. Representatives from BauerFinancial Inc. say consumers can visit their Web site to confirm a bank’s legitimacy or call the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at (877) 275-3342. For credit union verification, visit the National Credit Union Administration. Experts also […]
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Easter threatens St. Paddy’s Day spending

For the first time since 1940, St. Patrick’s Day falls during Holy Week, the seven days before Easter that many religious Americans consider to be sacred. The holiday collision is likely to hamper spending. “Retailers and restaurants that benefit from the St. Patrick’s Day holiday are up against a double whammy of an early Easter […]
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