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NRF blames politicians for fragile economy

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NRF blames politicians for fragile economy

January retail sales, which rose only 0.3 percent show consumer confidence is barely rising from the gutter.  Consumers are bogged down in payroll taxes and rise in gasoline and energy prices, say National Retail Federation executives, who blame politicians. “Today’s retail sales figures continue to indicate a stable yet fragile economy,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay… Continue Reading NRF blames politicians for fragile economy

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Edmondson selected as ‘game-changer’ for Downtown Partnership

Susan Edmondson will bring a passion for downtown and a reputation for action to her new role as the CEO and president of the Downtown Partnership. Edmondson served more than 10 years as the CEO of the Bee Vradenburg Foundation, which supports arts and nonprofits in the Pikes Peak Region. She’s the foundation’s only employee,… Continue Reading Edmondson selected as ‘game-changer’ for Downtown Partnership

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Americans still spending on some luxury items

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Americans still spending on some luxury items

Americans are still buying some luxury items, according to a recent survey from BIGinsight.com. While they’ve tightened their wallets on some splurges like maid service and high-end jewelry, they’re not giving up their electronics, on-demand television or Internet service. “Economic ups and downs have an irrefutable impact on Americans’ spending habits that extends well beyond… Continue Reading Americans still spending on some luxury items

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Digital Edition – February 8, 2013

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Kudos! – February 8, 2013

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Morgan Stanley Colorado employees contribute nearly $300,000 to charities Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Colorado Springs office donated more than $3,000 to the Waldo Canyon Fire Fighters Fund to support efforts of public and volunteer fire departments in El Paso and Teller counties. Statewide, Colorado employees contributed $289,123 last year. Last year, Morgan Stanley was recognized… Continue Reading Kudos! – February 8, 2013

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Kaiser to give $3 million to improve student health

Kaiser Permanente will give $3 million to the Colorado Legacy Foundation to improve school students’ health. The groups involved in the venture also include the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Coalition for Healthy Schools. The new school healthy policy and practice data collection program will create the needed infrastructure to measure, track and… Continue Reading Kaiser to give $3 million to improve student health

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CTU hosts career fair to help jobseekers find perfect match

Right before Valentine’s Day, Colorado Technical University is playing matchmaker to help job seekers find their perfect job at a free career fair Feb. 13. The career fair is from 4 to 7 p.m. at CTU, 4435 N. Chestnut St. and is open to the public. Campus officials expect more than 25 local businesses from… Continue Reading CTU hosts career fair to help jobseekers find perfect match

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Good time to reconsider estate planning

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The goal of estate planning is to provide for the management and transfer of a person’s property in the event of death or incapacity at the smallest financial cost to the family. A properly structured estate plan allows someone to choose his/her beneficiaries, provide for the management of assets, and eliminate or reduce taxes. Without… Continue Reading Good time to reconsider estate planning

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Jewelers expect strong Valentine’s week

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Jewelers expect strong Valentine’s week

Diamonds may be forever, but they’re not necessarily for Valentine’s Day. Big-ticket bling isn’t commonplace in February, area jewelers say. Gentlemen typically rush into stores and snap up some gemstones for their sweethearts the week of the big day. “It’s totally a last-minute holiday,” said Robin Johannes, who owns Johannes Hunter Jewelers at University Village.… Continue Reading Jewelers expect strong Valentine’s week

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Congratulations to the 2013 Rising Stars

Some of them come from the nonprofit sector. Others work in businesses large and small, from banks and credit unions to government. All of them have stood out enough to warrant special recognition, and now it’s coming to them. Each year the Colorado Springs Business Journal recognizes the community’s brightest young professionals through its Rising… Continue Reading Congratulations to the 2013 Rising Stars

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