Low income energy bills to rise 23%

Energy Outreach Colorado is anticipating that energy bills for low-income families will increase 23 percent this year, thanks mostly to a reduction of federal...

No work, all play on Cyber Monday

Shhh. Don’t let your boss know it’s Cyber Monday – the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday that Americans go to work and do their holiday shopping online. Even though the management might frown on it, more and more people appear to be using the day to shop while on the company dime. This year, 68.5 […]
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Holiday shoppers to spend an average of $471

U.S. households are expected to spend an average of $471 on gifts during the holiday season, up from last year’s estimate of $449, The Conference Board reported this week. The survey of Christmas gift spending intentions covers a nationally representative sample of 5,000 U.S. households. It was conducted during November by TNS, the world’s largest […]
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Whistleblower spurs U.S. to sue Lockheed Martin

The United States has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against the Lockheed Martin Corp. that alleges that one of the company’s vendors violated...

Business high school coming to Denver

Denver Public Schools board has given the given the green light for creation of the city’s first charter high school that will...

Honda hybrid reaches milestone, hits tax deadline

The Honda Motor Co. has reached the sales mark of 60,000 hybrid cars, which means the Internal Revenue Service will begin to...

Thanksgiving bus service

Mountain Metropolitan Transit will operate the fixed-route Mountain Metro and paratransit Metro Mobility on the following schedule for Thanksgiving: Nov. 22 – Sunday...

Plan calls for mandatory health insurance

All Colorado residents will be required to have insurance – with burdens placed on the insurance industry and employers as well as consumers – under a proposal recommended by the Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform. The package is similar to the fifth proposal that the commission developed. Yet the commission chose not to […]
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Home values stabilizing?

There’s some good news on the horizon for residential real estate, but industry analysts don’t go so far as to say that appreciation values have stabilized completely. While home prices fell in 17 states during the last year, most states continue to have stable home values, according to a November sales report from First American […]
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Extended holiday hours at post office

A few local post office branches will extend their hours during the holidays. The General Mail Facility at 3655 E. Fountain Blvd., the...

Drive sober in California get a free turkey

Drivers in Salinas, Calif. who choose not to imbibe before driving during the Thanksgiving holiday will reportedly get a free turkey. The Salinas...

Gas prices up 13 cents in two weeks

The average national price for gasoline rose about 13 cents during the last two weeks, according to a Lundberg and Associates survey...