Most Americans want Congress to vote to continue the payroll tax reduction, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll that comes as Democrats and Republicans wrestle over whether to extend the cut through 2012. It’s the latest instance in which lawmakers on Capitol Hill have allowed partisan sniping to hold up action that polls show […]
The holiday season is gone, the new year is here and so are persistent cyber threats. Right now there is an effort to compromise businesses that are still swiping credit cards. If you run a business and you are not using EMV technology to process your credit card transactions, you are putting your business and […]
When Amber Lundy isn’t busy helping manage people’s money, she’s doting on her children — both the two- and four-legged varieties. The 31-year-old is a service center manger for Ent Credit Union, where she’s worked for about nine years. Lundy has a 7-year-old and 2-year-old as well as three Shar-Peis that take up her time. […]
As tax time comes around, and as the president keeps bringing up minimum wage, let’s consider our attitudes toward income, wealth and inequality. One of the basic tenets of the capitalist marketplace (Adam Smith) was that a moral code binds the community within which markets operate. Our moral sentiments provide the framework for fairness and […]
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers wants a freeze on sales of foreclosed homes. Suthers late last month sent a letter to GMAC/Ally Financial requesting a review of the company’s foreclosure processes in Colorado and plans to do the same with other lenders soon, his office said today. Suthers asked GMAC “to suspend evictions and … sales” […]
The new CEO for Neumann Systems Group is calling out City Councilor Tim Leigh. Todd Tiahrt, who oversees the company founded by Dave Neumann, wants to meet in a public forum with Leigh to set the record straight. Leigh has been the most vocal opponent of NeuStream, a wet coal scrubber now being installed at […]
Lifelock CEO Todd Davis is touring more than 15 cities as part of his “Strike Back — Defeat Identity Theft Now” campaign, which is promoting longer fraud alerts and tougher laws. Currently, consumers can request that the three credit bureaus place a 90-day fraud alert on their credit reports. “I believe the No. 1 reason consumers fail to place fraud alerts is due to the fact that every 90 days they have to renew them,” Davis said.
This Thanksgiving, 42.5 million people in the United States are expected to hit the road to visit family and friends — the highest number of holiday travelers since the start of the recession. Travel tracker AAA says that 4 percent more Americans than last year will journey at least 50 miles from home, with about […]
I am going to discuss a topic that I haven’t been that close to since my undergraduate days in Boulder: marijuana. Not recreational use, but instead, implications arising from the recent increase in the number of clinics set up to dispense medical marijuana. We have been asked several times recently on behalf of landlords to […]
Colorado Springs’ biggest economic drivers come with a serious problem: None of the city’s top three industries actually must be here to be successful. The military, tourism and higher education bring in the most money to the Springs, with the military providing one-third of the city’s $27 billion gross domestic product. “That money all is […]
Three nonprofit organizations are combining resources to combat the shortage of primary care doctors in rural and urban clinics — facilities that provide care for uninsured and underinsured Colorado residents. The Colorado Health Foundation, the Colorado Community Health Network and the Colorado Rural Health Center have created a $6 million program that provides student loan repayment assistance to as many as 12 doctors a year who are willing to practice either in rural or urban underserved communities.