Effects of slowing office real estate market

The commercial office real estate market seems to have leveled off after a busy 2007, which means an increase in rental rates. Steve...

Coca-Cola profit up 79 percent

The Associated Press The Coca-Cola Co., the world's biggest beverage maker, said today its fourth-quarter profit rose 79 percent on a double-digit...

Despite gas prices, waste hauler turns profit

The Associated Press Waste Management Inc., the nation's largest garbage hauler, said Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit rose 26 percent on tax benefits...

Free tax help for low-income, elderly taxpayers

About 12,000 free tax preparation sites are available this year for low-income and elderly taxpayers. The Internal Revenue Service has expanded its...

10 ½ months to sell a home

It’s taking 10.5 months, on average, to sell a home in the Pikes Peak region. That’s the latest reading from ERA Shields...

GM reports $38.7 billion loss

The Associated Press General Motors Corp. today reported a $38.7 billion loss for 2007, the largest annual loss ever for an automotive...

Law allows tax relief for mortgage debt forgiveness

A new law allows homeowners whose mortgage debt was partly or entirely forgiven during 2007 to claim special tax relief. The Mortgage Forgiveness...

Springs on fittest list – but not smartest list

Colorado Springs may have topped Men’s Fitness magazine’s fittest cities in America list, but it didn’t even make it onto Forbes 25 smartest...

Hotel construction hot in 2008

Hotel construction may be one of the few national bright areas for new construction in 2008, and a few local projects could...

County flu cases spike

El Paso County experienced a dramatic rise in flu cases last month. “In January 2008, El Paso County reported 22 hospitalized...

Dow Jones replacements made

Dow Jones and Company announced that Bank of America Corp. and Chevron Corp. will replace Altria Group, Inc., and Honeywell International, Inc.,...

Starbucks to offer some free wireless service

The Associated Press SEATTLE _ Starbucks Corp. is teaming up with AT&T Inc. and will start offering a mix of free and paid...