Eight of the largest consumer electronics retailers have been certified to participate in the TV Converter Box Coupon Program. The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration said Best Buy, Circuit City, Kmart, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Sears, Target and Wal-Mart have approved for the program. The converter boxes are necessary for consumers who wish to […]
Much has been written about the 33 Chilean miners whose rescue from their underground prison of 70 days we all witnessed on TV. They were a truly inspiring team of ordinary workers who have much to teach us about how to lead in these trying times. Crises can unite us or destroy us. They can […]
Colorado regulators have agreed to a compromise between environmentalists and energy companies. They will require energy companies and natural-gas explorers to disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing starting in 2012. This compromise sets the tone for natural gas exploration around the nation. And this is good news for all of us. The mix […]
Certified Financial Planner Bernie Benyak, a tax manager at Stockman, Kast, Ryan and Co., likens investing strategies to buckets that need to be filled. Bucket one should be stocks, bonds and mutual funds — things in a taxable account. Ideally, bucket two is traditional Individual Retirement Accounts, 401(k)s and similar tax-deferred accounts.
There’s no better time to be generous. The 2010 Tax Relief Act, signed Dec. 17, temporarily raised the tax-exemption threshold for gift and estate giving. The law was set to revert to a $1 million threshold this year, with a maximum tax rate of 55 percent. Instead, the estate tax exemption was increased, during 2011 […]
The entire nation has been watching. We’ve seen what’s happened to Colorado Springs, and the nation is heartbroken for your city, your businesses, your homes, and the incredible destruction of one of the most beautiful places in our country. The question on everyone’s mind is: What now? How long will it take to come back […]
Amid predatory lending allegations, Wells Fargo has launched an educational program for those seeking high-interest, subprime loans. The program, called Steps to Success, gives customers educational resources, direct contact with credit and finance specialists and advice about automatic banking to promote effective money management. Subprime customers are automatically enrolled once their loan is approved.
John Herrington has had some unique experiences. He has visited the International Space Station and is the first American Indian to journey into space, logging more than 300 hours. Those unique experiences made him the perfect candidate to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs’ Center for Space Studies.
“We’re watching history being made, and we’re living it,” said Hans F. Olsen, chief investment officer of private client services at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. “For those of you new to the financial world, you are getting the trial by fire of a lifetime.” The audience laughed. Olsen was keynote speaker at J.P. Morgan’s financial seminar April 24 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
One might think that during the Olympic Games in Beijing, merchandise at Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center’s retail store would be flying off the shelves. But, that’s not so, said store manager Paul Duran. The busy time will be when spectators, athletes and coaches return from China in a couple of weeks.
Colorado Springs native Niki Moore recently became the executive director of Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers. She has more than 10 years of experience in the criminal justice field and said the two things she enjoys most about her job is working through Colorado’s complex, multi-level justice system and the camaraderie that is present in the criminal justice field, which is not typically found in other professions.
“Colorado is a wealthy state,” said Dr. Richard Wobbekind, director of the Business Research Division and associate dean for external relations at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business. Colorado has the eighth highest per capita income in the United States. During 1990, the state was 20th, and during 2001 it was sixth, because of substantial increases in wealth for a decade because of technology.