An initial cohort of 14 business students at Pikes Peak Community College will spend the next two years learning how to make profits while making a difference in the community. The students will take a core curriculum of 30 credit hours plus three electives chosen from recommended courses in complementary fields. Then they will complete […]
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Local hospital pharmacy departments are working to keep a growing, nationwide issue of drug shortages from affecting patient care. “We spend an extraordinary amount of time problem-solving and coming up with ways to mitigate any drug shortages the hospital is experiencing,” said Christopher Martin, the pharmacy manager at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central. “Any hospital that […]
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We’re trading our privacy for trinkets. Big businesses are using Americans’ personal information to make money — it’s collected and bundled and sold over and over — and we’re giving it away for email accounts and Facebook likes and fuel points and insurance discounts. In March, twin Facebook scandals jolted many Americans to realize they […]
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It’s tax season, and many businesses are worrying about the IRS. But according to tax and cybersecurity experts, they should be worrying about people who aren’t the IRS. Tax season is a minefield of scams, with identity thieves and cybercriminals taking advantage of anxiety, scare tactics and taxpayers’ desire to stay on the right side […]
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The number of single women buying homes is on the rise both nationally and locally. “At least in the past year to year and a half, the majority of my clients have either been a couple buying a home or single women,” said Larissa Bottenfield, a broker associate for Re/Max Integrity. “I’ve had some single […]
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The head of Colorado’s Division of Insurance is working to guarantee residents retain certain health insurance benefits. Earlier this month, Interim Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor about proposed rule changes with association health plans. “What we are mostly concerned with is we don’t want to take a […]
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The internet is full of stories about people who have lost their jobs over social media posts. A few examples: • A PR executive for a racist tweet sent just before she boarded a flight to South Africa. Among the responses she got upon landing was a notification from her manager informing her she’d been […]
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Charles Marohn recalls, as a child, taking walks with his grandfather, who had lived through the Great Depression. During their time together, Marohn would watch as he collected cans along the roadside to sell for scrap. “He’d take a truckload in for $5,” Marohn said. “Nobody does that today. That seems crazy and beneath us. […]
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The National Retail Federation reported Aug. 9 that imports at the nation’s major container ports have set new records this summer and are expected to set another one this month. The federation and Hackett Associates, a consultant to the international maritime industry, issued the monthly Global Port Tracker report, which indicated that retailers appear to […]
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A local nonprofit is hoping a name change will help it appeal to a larger — but still specific — audience. “We want to appeal to a broader group, but we are not trying to attract just everybody,” said John Buckley, board president of Peak Executive Forum, formerly called Middle Market Entrepreneurs. “We are wanting […]
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Athletic trainers, midwives, barbers, travel guides, milk samplers and emergency medical technicians are on the list of 34 occupations requiring licenses in Colorado, but every state has a different list of licensed occupations and different requirements for them. These disparities often create headaches for workers who want to move to a new state and continue […]
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An increase in commercial lending is a result of the area’s healthy economy. However, rising interest rates may slow businesses’ borrowing. “We have had a good, long sustained run of about eight or nine years that’s historically one of the longest economic cycles we’ve seen,” said Ralph Miller, the vice president of commercial loans at 5 […]
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