Colorado teen talking, texting while driving above national average

More Colorado teens talk on cell phones and send text message while driving than teens from other states. About 66 percent of Colorado teens admitted...

Pay gap between black, white families widens

The income gap between black and white families has grown as pay for black men has decreased while pay for white women has increased,...

Congress approves $471 billion Defense Appropriations Act

The $471 billion Defense Appropriations Act that outlines the budget for 2008 Pentagon programs was given final approval by Congress and is headed to...

Loo named state’s outstanding philanthropist

Colorado Springs’ own Kathy Loo is one of nine individuals and organizations that will be honored at the 2007 National Philanthropy Day in Colorado luncheon...

Take a Turkey to Work day this Friday

Take a Turkey to Work day on Nov. 16 is part of Care and Share Food Bank’s campaign to collect enough food to feed...

City seeking school, park fee committee members

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to serve on the School/Park Fee Advisory Committee. The committee meets several times a month September through...

Commercial development outlook positive

Strong industrial markets, rent gains and a growing interest in medical office buildings brought an upbeat perspective to the nation’s top commercial developers, despite concerns that the economy and property market fundamentals are losing steam. That’s according to the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Vital Signs members’ survey. Doug Herzbrun, managing director of […]
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Holiday hiring surge weak

The holiday season usually means employment, even if only temporary, for a lot of American job seekers, but not as many are finding work this year. October typically marks the beginning of the holiday hiring surge, but less than 72,000 seasonal job seekers found new jobs during October – a rate that’s shaping up to […]
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Colorado marble to still be used for ‘Unknowns’

If the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery is replaced, it will still be made from Colorado marble. The tomb has several cracks,...

Springs among state’s biggest water savers

An independent policy group has given Colorado Springs high marks for its strides in water conservation. Springs’ single-family residential per capita water use decreased 32...

Households with discretionary income up 16 million in four years

Wealthy Americans have a lot more spending cash these days. A recent tally estimates that about 73 million U.S. households have discretionary income. That’s up from about 57 million during 2002, according to statistics from The Conference Board. But, nearly 78 percent of all that discretionary income is held by households earning more than $100,000, […]
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URS 3Q profit grows 29%

International engineering giant URS Corp. reported revenue growth for the third quarter of 29 percent or $1.27 billion. The San Francisco-based company is one of...