Scammers are trying to copy the incredible success of Apple’s iPad, according to Bloomberg. Counterfeit and knockoff iPads are flooding the market. In a single day, more than 18,000 fakes were on sale at e-commerce sites, the magazine reports. The tablets are illegal, don’t work well and have no warranty. Read more at bloomberg.com.
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Janine Barr-Lewis has joined the sales team at KKCS. She has experience in marketing and media buying.
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McDonald’s profits dropped 4.5 percent in the second quarter, falling below expectations on lower U.S. sales, said Bloomberg. Net income fell to $1.35 billion, from $1.41 billion a year ago. Read more at Bloomberg. 
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Brad Kreikemeier, Kevin O’Neil and Katie Stuart were named to the board of directors of The Colorado Springs Conservatory. Kreikemeier was recently appointed executive vice president of Bank of Colorado. He has been with the bank for 12 years and was market president in Colorado Springs for the last five. He has served as a […]
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Leasing space isn’t the only option available to potential tenants in Colorado Springs’ four new business parks. The Aerotech Industrial Condomini-ums, Town Center Business Park, North Springs Business Park and the Claremont Business Park each offer folks the opportunity to buy their space and build equity while doing business. “It’s a smart move that, over […]
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<strong>Mary Dawson </strong>has joined the Hampton Inn &amp; Suites Interstate 25 South and Comfort Inn I-25 South as director of sales.<br><strong>Alec Schrader </strong>has joined The Club at Flying Horse as executive chef. He previously was the executive chef at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Denver.
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Hap Pitkin has been named fund development director of The Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. He has more than 25 years of management and service experience with nonprofit, government and for-profit organizations. Miles Austin has been named chief executive officer of Integrated Alliances. Jill Holmstrom has joined Sterling-Rice Group as account director. Before joining SRG, […]
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<strong>Susan Lind</strong> of Rock Solid Construction has received the Ethel Horton Award from the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado. The award recognizes service to the association and the industry.<br><strong>Christopher A. LaBianco Sr.</strong> has been named chief development officer for the USA Swimming Foundation. He is the co-founder of Changing Our World Inc., a fundraising firm launched during 2000.
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State workers for the U.S. Post Office plan to protest cuts to postal service Thursday, according to the Denver Post. The effort  by the National Association of Letter Carriers is hoped t shore up support among the public and Congress for cuts to its budget. Read more at the Denver Post.
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AT&T ended its efforts to buy T-Mobile, acknowledging that it could not overcome stiff opposition from the federal government, said the New York Times. The decision to scrap the $39 billion takeover is a big setback for AT&T, which wanted T-Mobile’s cellular airwaves to relieve congestion on its own network. And the failure leaves T-Mobile […]
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Generations Xers, those born between 1965 and 1980, are short-changing themselves in financial and retirement planning. The members of the give-it-to-me now generation, the first to be weaned on credit cards, have access to more financial advice than their parents&rsquo; generation, yet might not be availing themselves of it.
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General Electric, the largest electronics maker in the U.S., posted net earnings of $3.2 billion, up 57 percent from the same period a year ago, reports the New York Times. It marks the sixth consecutive quarter of double digit earnings increases for the electronic giant. Read more at the New York Times.
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