‘PowerBank’ coming to Colorado

U.S. Bank is expanding its “PowerBank” customer service program to Colorado. The initiatives was launched last year in St. Louis and Portland, Ore. The Minneapolis-based bank said it had hired about 100 new Colorado employees as part of the initiative, and is expected to hire about 150 more by the end of the year, mostly […]
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Depression might hinder HIV treatment

Depression hinders HIV treatment protocols, but effective medication reverses that outcome. Kaiser Permanente published the information from the largest study of its kind in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. It looked at 3,359 HIV-infected patients across the nation to measure the effects of depression – with and without selective anti-depression medication – on […]
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Economist predicts further interest rate cuts

In the face of low national job growth and a surprising jump in national unemployment, the Vectra Bank Colorado Small Business Index registered 94.8 during December, up from a revised 92.7 during November 2007. That was enough to cause Vectra Bank’s corporate economist Jeff Thredgold to believe that additional federal interest rate cuts are on […]
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Racetrack owners making another run at video gambling

The 17-acre Colorado Springs Post Time Greyhound Park is one of the state’s four racetracks that wants to add video-gambling machines to its operation. The...

Commissioners approve developer park fees

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners has approved the 2008 Regional and Urban Park Fees that are paid by developers per housing unit to in turn fund regional and urban parks. The fees for neighborhood parks are $105, for community parks $161 and for Regional parks $422. The Board approves these fees each year […]
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Book of Lists party a hit

More than 170 movers and shakers from the local business community attended a Colorado Springs Business Journal reception last night to celebrate the release...

Violent crimes down 10 percent in Springs

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says violent crimes are down 10 percent in Colorado Springs and that overall the state is seeing fewer violent...

CEOs held on to jobs last year

More CEOs apparently held on to their jobs last year than in 2006 – despite the subprime lending fallout. Chief executive departures fell 8.3 percent...

Americans moving south, west

People are moving out of the Great Lakes region and into the southern and western United States. That’s according to findings from United Van Lines’...

Honeywell gets $389 M contract add on

Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. of Colorado Springs has received a $389 million add-on to an existing Air Force contract. This latest increase will allow the...

The devil’s in the stock details

A conservative Christian pastor says he’s launching a high-profile campaign to urge religious followers to buy up corporate stock in an attempt to stop mega-corporations from financing “ungodly ventures.” The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that the Rev. Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church in Washington is convincing followers to start buying shares of Microsoft and begin […]
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China using energy subsidies to boost steel production

China has boosted its steel output during the last three years through energy subsidies, said the Alliance for American Manufacturing. Total Chinese energy subsidies for...