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Techs team for Earth Day

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In 1970, more than 2 million people joined in the first Earth Day event. More than 25 years later, technology companies Agilent and Intel are teaming with two recycling companies and a group of future business leaders to celebrate the annual event.
The tech companies are working with Earth Protection Services, Waste Not and Coronado High School’s Future Business Leaders for a one-day computer recycling program on April 22. Continue Reading Techs team for Earth Day

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Immigrant health care costs elusive

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Colorado’s Medicaid program will spend more than $53 million this year on acute emergency needs for non-U.S. citizens, but the exact amount that will be spent caring for illegal immigrants isn’t known.
“We only track figures for emergency room care,” said Holly Stevenson, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing. “Illegal immigrants aren’t eligible for any other kind of Medicaid help.” Continue Reading Immigrant health care costs elusive

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Not just a phone anymore

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As network connections improve and the market becomes saturated, cell phones have undergone a metamorphosis: they do much more than simply make calls.
They’re fashion accessories, mobile offices, Internet connections, cameras. And the latest from the cell phone industry promises more of the same – in ever smaller packages. Continue Reading Not just a phone anymore

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Dr. Ajit Singh, a leader in cancer research and treatment, is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. April 26 at Colorado College as part of the inaugural event in school’s Visiting Innovative Minds series.
Singh will discuss advances in cancer treatment, as well as new technology available to treat various cancers. Continue Reading Innovative mind: cancer researcher comes to CC

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Tough trade talk

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The U.S. Business and Industry Council is asking Congress to place a tariff on all imported goods to bolster the floundering domestic manufacturing sector.
The group, which has 1,000 members in 44 states, says that some industries lost more than 70 percent of their U.S. market from 1997 to 2004. USBIC researcher Alan Tonelson said that Congressional intervention is the only way to lower the trade deficit, which was $68.5 billion in January. Continue Reading Tough trade talk

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Colorado Springs falls in the middle of cities most prepared to handle a fuel crisis that could raise the price of gasoline to $7 a gallon.
SustainLane.com examined 50 major cities, looking at infrastructure and work habits to determine which could cope best if oil spikes to $100 a barrel. The study did not include the affects on utilities or heating oil. Continue Reading Oil shortage, price spike could leave city in lurch

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Health South has opened a Sports Medicine and Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at 5570 Powers Center Point, next to Dream Dinners.
“For those familiar with our Chapel Hills location at the CSHP Medical Center, we now offer the same services here at our North Powers location, including our pilates and foot and ankle services,” said marketing director Suraya Demirtas. Continue Reading Health South opens new North Powers Facility

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has launched Southern Colorado’s first Atrial Fibrillation Center.
The center will provide diagnosis, medication, ablation, implantation, surgery and patient follow-up. Atrial fibrillation is characterized by an irregular heart rhythm in which abnormal electrical signals are generated through the upper chambers of the heart. It often accompanies other heart conditions. Continue Reading Penrose launches first atrial fibrillation center

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Pandemic would 'shock' economy

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If a severe flu pandemic hits the United States, federal officials estimate that 90 million people will become ill – and 2 million will die.
In economic terms, the estimates are equally dire: the real gross domestic product could fall by 5 percent the following year, an effect that would be comparable to a “typical business cycle recession.” Continue Reading Pandemic would 'shock' economy

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Environmental balance or good design?

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From the halls of major hospitals to the board rooms of large corporations to small family-owned businesses, more companies are hiring feng shui experts to design their space.
But it’s not a one-size-fits-all proposition.
“Feng shui is different for home offices and cubicles than for major corporations,” said Suzanne Metzger, owner of Feng Shui Consulting Services in Colorado Springs and the author of “Feng Shui Principles.” Continue Reading Environmental balance or good design?

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