Trade deficit falls for second straight quarter

The Commerce Department is reporting today that the account trade deficit fell 5.5 percent to $178.5 billion during the third quarter – that’s the...

USA Cycling still undecided

USA Cycling spokesman Andy Lee said the organization’s board has not made a decision about whether it will move its headquarters from Colorado...

Holiday travelers undaunted by gas prices

Increased prices for gas, airfares, hotels and rental cars won’t dissuade travelers from hitting the roads this holiday season. AAA Colorado projects that 65.2 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles away from home, a 0.7 percent increase from last year’s 64.7 million. Travelers, it seems, have become resilient to the challenges, said Sandra […]
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Colo. bankers confident in local economy

Despite tighter bank lending standards and loan demand declines, Colorado bankers expect little change in total bank lending next year and even...

Military construction costs on the rise

The Base Realignment and Closing Commission estimated that construction costs to implement their most recent recommendations would be about $13 billion. But, ...

Online advertising continues to grow

Wall Street financial giant Lehman Brothers says Internet advertising spending will reach nearly $311 billion next year, up 4 percent from this...

One fish, two fish, green fish, threw fish

The Australian Tunarama competition to see who can throw a frozen tuna the farthest will be missing something next year — the fish. In...

Census forms arrive next week

Next week more than 4 million American businesses will receive 2007 Economic Census forms. The economic census is conducted every five years. Business.census.gov lists...

Sales and Use Tax 101

The City of Colorado Springs will offer a free two-hour class entitled “Introduction to Sales & Use Tax” from 9 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 9 in at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. The class will offer information about taxes owed when purchasing equipment, computing taxes owed, licensing and reporting requirements and […]
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El Paso County receives 73.188 acres as conservation easement

The Board of County Commissioners entered into a due diligence agreement with Craddock-Walden Investments, LLC to grant a conservation easement for 73.188...

Farm income strong in 3Q

U.S. farm income surged during the third quarter of this year, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s third quarter...

Retailers readying for converter coupon program

Eight of the largest consumer electronics retailers have been certified to participate in the TV Converter Box Coupon Program. The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration said Best Buy, Circuit City, Kmart, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Sears, Target and Wal-Mart have approved for the program. The converter boxes are necessary for consumers who wish to […]
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