Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago’s most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed “a visual crime” and “commercial graffiti,” are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, a public school district in Colorado is selling ads on report cards […]
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T. Rowe Price opened a second building on its Colorado Springs campus this week — something that company representatives say doubles their capacity for growth here. The 145,000-square-foot, three-story building and parking structure at 2220 Briargate Parkway is expected to accommodate an additional 650 employees.
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Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking public comment for its 2011 natural gas integrated resource plan. The plant is posted at the CSU web site. As a local distribution company, Colorado Springs Utilities manages the natural gas supply and the distribution system required to physically deliver natural gas to customers. The updated plan is intended to […]
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One Colorado Springs man believes he has the solution to the health care crisis — and it isn’t more government programs, subsidies or taxes. In fact, Steve Hyde believes free markets can address the issues with costs and access. His idea, outlined in the book, “Cured,” is to give people the money to buy their […]
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The nation’s banking industry is in particularly good health these days, according to an independent ratings firm. Bauer Financial, known for its star rating system that assesses banks based on performance, says financial institutions enjoyed one of their best years in 2005. According to the star rating system, nearly 80 percent of the American banks earned Bauer Financial’s recommended rating of either five stars or four stars in 2005.
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Consumers leveled off post-holiday shopping and spending in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country. According to the National Retail Federation – the world largest retail trade association – January retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) were flat seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased […]
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As I reported on csbj.com last week, the credit union associations of Colorado, Arizona and Wyoming have signed a letter of intent to merge. The point of the union is, as you might imagine, yet another sign of the times — figuring out how to run lean and efficiently. On the other hand, a merger […]
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In the first of its kind in the area, an adapted home exhibit at the Independence Center will showcase the tools and products that help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes. The event is slated from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 at the Freedom Financial Services Expo […]
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The Chapel Hills Mall announced today that an official Vans store will begin construction on a 2,700-square foot space near J.C. Penney next week. Vans, an active footwear company, “is a leading lifestyle brand for today’s youth,” according to a press release from the mall. This will be the first official Vans store in Colorado […]
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New regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provide details about Medicaid expansions in the states – good news for low-income Colorado residents. CMS said states that expand health care through improvements to Medicaid must extend services to everyone who makes 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. The Supreme Court ruling earlier […]
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For several years, Colorado Springs resident Tim Chase had been looking at Manitou Springs, largely a tourism business market, as a potential spot for an enterprise. He just didn’t know what type of business might fit in among the rows and rows of boutiques and restaurants. He has owned several businesses, worked as a business consultant and […]
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As the drought afflicting Colorado Springs and much of the rest of the state continues, tempers are hot over a deal in which the city utility sold an additional three million gallons of water to irrigate a golf course. The Broadmoor Hotel was sold city drinking water to irrigate its golf course while the rest […]
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