The current health status of Pikes Peak region residents is the focus of a report issued by the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment. “Life, Death and Disease in El Paso County, Colorado: 2006 Report to the Community” provides the first county-specific data and analysis of health in 14 categories.
Getting injured or disabled can cause a staggering financial impact if people don’t have disability insurance – costs can reach as high as 20 times a person’s annual salary. That’s according to a study released by the Life Foundation and America’s Health Insurance Plans. The study provides a rare look at the consequences facing individuals […]
More than half the nation’s programs programs for the elderly have cut services because of higher fuel and food prices — and about 90 percent will be forced to make more cuts next year. Caregivers for the nation’s elderly also report an increase in the time that recipients wait for services — including transportation, home-delivered meals, cleaning and homecare.
Being exempt from federal income tax enables credit unions to offer products at better prices to their members, say officials from both credit unions and banks. “We are not-for-profit,” said John Worthington, Security Service Federal Credit Union executive vice president and chief communications officer. “We have to make some money to establish capital, but we […]
Optical Engines Inc. has just leased 5,000 square feet of office/research and development space at 842 Sierra Madre St. Based in Chicago, the company that integrates laser technology with low power consumption controls, chose to move one of its division here based on quality of life, said Lloyd Riphenburg, who, along with Charley Conrad of […]
I saw the announcement this week at LinkedIn: On March 15, the professional networking site will discontinue support for RSS feeds in its groups. And as the manager of several trade groups on LinkedIn, I had to sigh with disappointment, but also nod in agreement. This move marks the trend toward de-automating content on the […]
Dow Jones Indexes and Wilshire Associates, a global investment services and consulting firm, announced that Bahrain, Kuwait and Sri Lanka will be added to the Dow Jones Wilshire Global index family. Michael A. Petronella, president of Dow Jones Indexes, said the countries were added because of the growing importance of such emerging markets to the […]
An ongoing Internal Revenue Service investigation has uncovered that a large number of tax-exempt credit counseling agencies are not complying with tax-exempt operating laws. During the last two years, the IRS has been auditing 63 credit counseling agencies that generate more than half the industry’s revenue.
Amazon recruiters are on the hunt for software developers and plan to be in Colorado in August to meet potential candidates. “We actually want to recruit top talent to bring to Seattle,” said Dakotta Alex, Amazon global operations. Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce site, is making a push for same-day delivery options that could change […]
The planned 2.4-million-square foot Copper Ridge retail center sprung back to life last week when Gary Erickson’s Northgate Properties announced that it had lured one of retail’s biggest fish — Bass Pro Shops.
Andy Stauffer couldn’t sleep. A friend had been trying for years to convince Stauffer to purchase a 16,000-square-foot residential lot on Laura Road, neighboring Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. It was 1 a.m. and Stauffer, president and founder of Stauffer & Sons Construction, hadn’t thought about the property in some time. But for some reason on this […]