Just because its Saturday, doesn’t mean workers are taking a break. According to a Right Management survey, more than one-third of workers get regular weekend emails from their boss that they have to respond to, and another one-third occasionally get those kinds of emails. “The convenience of workplace technology is matched...
Prices in the western region of the United States dropped slightly in November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The consumer price index dropped .2 percent last month, influenced by lower prices for electricity and gasoline. During the last 12 months, the consumer price index rose 3.2 percent. Energy...
Wall Street is again losing jobs because of global economic woes, threatening tax revenue for a city and state heavily reliant on the financial industry, New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Tuesday. DiNapoli, who oversees New York's finances, including tax receipts, said that after adding 9,900 jobs between January 2010...
More signs of economic weakness triggered a global sell-off in stocks Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 400 points in a return to the wild swings in the market last week. In the United States, there were reports that more people joined the unemployment line last week...
Five finalists were named in the Ingenuity Challenge grant program through Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The $10,000 grant is earmarked for a project that will positively impact the Pikes Peak region, said Kate Singh, communication & event manager for the foundation. Voting will close on Oct. 22, and the winner will...
Unemployment remains stubbornly high at just over 9 percent, but it's the alarming number of long-term jobless that is causing fresh concern for Democratic lawmakers. About 42 percent of the nation's 14.1 million unemployed have been out of work for at least six months, and nearly one in three has...
Carole Jackson of Security Florist used to bring her older flowers to the adjacent Dad’s Kwik Inn Diner at the end of each week. There her colorful contributions would adorn the tables. “We used to get customers often because of them,” she said of the now-vacant building at 385 Main...
Colorado Springs is set to have one economic development organization – one that combines the efforts of the Economic Development Corp. and the Chamber of Commerce. After an meeting Tuesday that lasted more than six hours, the two groups voted unanimously to merge operations – at least in principle, said...
Economic news released last week showed divergent signs about the national economy. On one hand, consumer confidence was increasing, but on the other hand, consumer spending was decreasing.  “I looked at that and scratched my head,” said economist Tucker Hart Adams of Summit Economics.  Consumer spending fell in July for the first...
The price of oil is rising after U.S. crude inventories shrank more than expected for a fourth consecutive week.   Benchmark oil rose 31 cents to $97.15 per barrel Wednesday in New York. Brent crude fell 5 cents to $114.59 per barrel in London.   The government says crude inventories totaled 360.7 million...
  The price of oil dipped below $93 a barrel on Thursday, extending a sharp two-week sell-off, as traders monitored Europe's debt crisis and its potential impact on global growth.   Benchmark oil for June delivery rose 8 cents to $92.89 a barrel in midday trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange....
Better-than-expected U.S. economic indicators helped European stocks trim losses and pushed Wall Street higher, easing tensions among investors worried about a downturn in the global manufacturing sector. Surveys into the state of the industrial sectors — the purchasing managers' indexes — showed they had contracted in August in the eurozone...