Although he expected a “sluggish and mild environment” during the beginning of the year, Keith Hembre, chief economist and chief investment strategist for FAF Advisors, said that the economy was instead moderate, with stable unemployment and robust corporate earnings. But that’s not all that happened in the economy, he told the audience at U.S. Bank’s economic update breakfast at The Antlers Hilton.
Springs manufacturers are already feeling the strain of President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs, which some Colorado economists and trade experts warn will hurt the state’s consumers and producers. “It has been impacting us already,” said Christopher Fagnant, president at Qualtek Manufacturing. “It’s isolating manufacturing and it’s making it harder for U.S. manufacturing to be competitive […]
An agreement between the city of Manitou Springs and the Manitou Urban Renewal Authority will result in a $1.8 million windfall for the city in the next 18 months. At its June 5 meeting, Manitou’s City Council approved an agreement that will allow the city to retain tax increment funding it normally remits to the […]
My fears — that all the espresso in the city would not suffice to keep me awake during an early morning international business seminar — were entirely unfounded. Roy Becker’s presentation to a group for the Office of International Affairs at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center was witty, memorable and useful.
Newly elected legislators from El Paso County say the needs of businesses won’t be neglected in the coming session. Democrats captured 41 of the 65 Colorado House seats that were contested in the Nov. 6 general election, increasing their majority while wresting control of the Senate from Republicans and sweeping the top state offices. “There’s […]
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 […]
Rising interest rates might mean it’s time to consider refinancing — at least certain loans. “If you have an interest rate on a piece of equipment or building for your company, it’s a good time to check when your loan matures,” said Jason Doyle, president of UMB Bank in Colorado Springs. “If it’s next year […]
If you think paper jams are bad, wait till you find out hackers have taken over your printer. It’s more common than most people think. Flagging the gravity of the threat: In late July, printer giant HP partnered with Bugcrowd to launch a first-of-its-kind private bug bounty program that promises up to $10,000 per vulnerability […]
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 […]
Hunter-Wolff Gallery will relocate March 1 to a larger space at 2510 W. Colorado Ave. The gallery is one block east of its current location, which opened during October 2005. More than double the size of the previous location, the new gallery will accommodate the addition of several new artists who will be announced during the grand re-opening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 19.
The robots aren’t coming. Artificial intelligence and automation are changing the workplace and the way we tackle our jobs, but futurist Thomas Frey says new technologies aren’t about to put the country in the unemployment line. First of all, “in general, we’re not really at a stage of artificial intelligence,” said Frey, founder of the […]
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 […]