Year end sees slowdown for contractors

The value of nonresidential construction starts during 2007 was up 11.2 percent from 2006, according to Reed Construction Data, a national construction industry research firm. On a month-to-month basis, job starts increased 5.2 percent during December after weak showings during October and November. However, starts weakened at the end of 2007, with the final three […]
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Dow Jones adds to index family

Dow Jones Indexes and Wilshire Associates, a global investment services and consulting firm, announced that Bahrain, Kuwait and Sri Lanka will be added to the Dow Jones Wilshire Global index family. Michael A. Petronella, president of Dow Jones Indexes, said the countries were added because of the growing importance of such emerging markets to the […]
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Western Strategies Center to present health care report

The Western Strategies Center will unveil its first report: the state of local health care at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Carnegie Room of downtown’s Penrose Library. Created by former Congressional candidate Jay Fawcett, WSC is a nonprofit organization that serves as a clearinghouse of information on local issues. In its report, the […]
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Denver’s housing market in enviable position

In remarks to the Jefferson County Association of Realtors this week, Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of real estate for the National Association of Realtors said Denver may have escaped the worst of the housing slump. Factors that led to that conclusion included Denver’s lower-than-national-average unemployment rate and stronger job creations statistics, […]
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Job seekers confident about finding employment

Despite a troubled U.S. economy, 25 percent of job seekers believe they’ll find jobs within two months, according to Challenger, Gray and...

Buzz with the Bs to address business issues

The Better Business Bureau is holding its monthly networking meeting “Buzz with the Bs.” Speakers will discuss a variety of business topics. All meetings are scheduled from 7:15 to 9 a.m. on the second Friday of each month at The Caddie Shack restaurant at the Valley Hi Golf Course. Below is a list of scheduled […]
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Sales Column – 1/18/2008

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Chamber, EDC not merging

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. have decided not to merge. The announcement came today...

Glass half full for CEOs

CEO confidence in the U.S. economy fell again in the final quarter of 2007. A report from the Conference Board Measure of CEO...

Penrose recognized for joint replacement

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has been designated a UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center for 2007-2009. The designation means that Penrose-St. Francis has met quality criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards. UnitedHealthcare developed the designation program to give its members information about total joint replacement hospitals meeting their quality criteria. The designation is […]
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Citibank to handle DoD travel cards

The Department of Defense has chosen Citibank to provide travel charge card services for its members. Bank of America is the program’s current vendor, but Citibank will become the provider in November. The mandatory travel charge card provides benefits such as no interest charges, delayed late fees and insurance benefits. The DoD has 1.2 million […]
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Inflation at 17 year high, retail sales slump

The Department of Labor reported this morning that the Consumer Price Index rose by 0.3 percent in December, slower than the 0.8 percent during November. Consumer prices rose by 4.1 percent during 2007, the biggest jump in 17 years, and up almost 60 percent from a 2.5 percent increase in 2006. The increase was largely […]
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