Construction work a little safer last year

Construction workers across the nation worked more but were injured less often last year. The non-fatal injuries and illnesses case rate decreased from 6.3 cases per 100 workers during 2005 to 5.9 percent last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Construction injuries and illnesses totaled 412,900 […]
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Lodging group reports increased bookings

The Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association is reporting that year-to-date 66.4 percent of Colorado hotel rooms have been occupied, compared to 64.6 percent a year ago. The statewide average daily room rate during October was $115.93, compared to $105.72 one year ago. Colorado Springs’ average daily room rate for October hit $86.68, down from August’s […]
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Young professionals all dressed up with no where to go

Young professionals in Colorado Springs don’t have a very bright outlook about the future of their careers here. Results from a joint survey ...

Is your smile sending the wrong message?

Be careful how you smile around the office – it says a lot about your professionalism. Raise your eyebrows with a smile and your flirting. Curl up the edges of your mouth while your brow is furled and could be perceived as condescending. That’s what Patti Wood, self-proclaimed body language expert and author of Success […]
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Gov. Ritter, Colorado Counties Inc. conference in Springs this week

Gov. Bill Ritter will give the keynote address during the Colorado Counties, Inc. 100th Annual Conference in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. The conference will be...

Low income energy bills to rise 23%

Energy Outreach Colorado is anticipating that energy bills for low-income families will increase 23 percent this year, thanks mostly to a reduction of federal...

No work, all play on Cyber Monday

Shhh. Don’t let your boss know it’s Cyber Monday – the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday that Americans go to work and do their holiday shopping online. Even though the management might frown on it, more and more people appear to be using the day to shop while on the company dime. This year, 68.5 […]
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Holiday shoppers to spend an average of $471

U.S. households are expected to spend an average of $471 on gifts during the holiday season, up from last year’s estimate of $449, The Conference Board reported this week. The survey of Christmas gift spending intentions covers a nationally representative sample of 5,000 U.S. households. It was conducted during November by TNS, the world’s largest […]
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Whistleblower spurs U.S. to sue Lockheed Martin

The United States has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against the Lockheed Martin Corp. that alleges that one of the company’s vendors violated...

Business high school coming to Denver

Denver Public Schools board has given the given the green light for creation of the city’s first charter high school that will...

Honda hybrid reaches milestone, hits tax deadline

The Honda Motor Co. has reached the sales mark of 60,000 hybrid cars, which means the Internal Revenue Service will begin to...

Thanksgiving bus service

Mountain Metropolitan Transit will operate the fixed-route Mountain Metro and paratransit Metro Mobility on the following schedule for Thanksgiving: Nov. 22 – Sunday...