White House: Stimulus law working as promised

President Barack Obama's $800 billion-plus economic stimulus law may not be earning good grades with the public, but the White House claims it's on...

Ultra requests oil and gas drilling permits

Ultra Resources Inc., which recently purchased the Banning Lewis Ranch, has filed for permits for two wells, though a citywide drilling moratorium is in...

Feds: Serious problems with Colo. welfare computer

Nearly seven years after it came online, a federal audit of the state's welfare computer system says it has "serious" problems. Results of the audit...

Vectra small business index up for June

The Vectra Bank Colorado Small Business Index rose in June to 98.3 from 96.5 in May. The index uses 100.0 for calendar year 1997 as...

Poll: Weak economic growth expected through 2011

Top forecasters say the economy will grow this year and next at a slower pace than previously thought, weakened by governments and consumers spending...

Check-box will allow 2-1-1 donations from tax form

The passage of Colorado House Bill 1073 means a checkoff box will be added to state in come tax forms that will allow...

Hiring people with disabilities makes business sense

As the labor market tightens and employers begin considering overlooked population segments, they will find a gold mine in people with disabilities. According to Alexis Herman, former U.S. secretary of labor, “only one-third of disabled Americans are employed, even though more than two-thirds of unemployed people with disabilities say they would like to work.”

Survey suggests weak rural Midwest, Plains economy

A survey of rural bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states suggests the rural economy will remain weak in the months ahead despite the...

Colo. lawmakers back from short break

Colorado lawmakers have snapped pictures, set up new offices and promised to work together. Now it's time for the real work to begin. When the...

Colo. man sentenced to 12.5 years for Ponzi scheme

A former stockbroker accused of running a $21 million Ponzi scheme from his suburban Denver home for 15 years has been sentenced to 12.5...

City seeks to fill ‘New Memorial’ local board

The city of Colorado Springs has issued the requirements for the new Board of Trustees for the leased Memorial Health System. Under the terms of...

Loss of renewable energy tax credit would cost jobs, billions in...

More than 116,000 U.S. jobs and nearly $19 billion in investment could be lost in a single year if renewable energy tax credits...