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Business ideas needed for 2014 General Assembly

In last week’s Business Journal, state Rep. Pete Lee asked business leaders to send him ideas for legislation for the next session of the General Assembly. In the article,  Lee asked business leaders to contact him with any ideas for legislation to help improve the state and local economy. “If there’s a regulation that you… Continue Reading Business ideas needed for 2014 General Assembly

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Kaiser to cover transgender services in its plans

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A year ago, transgender people in Colorado were facing trouble getting health insurance plans to cover medically necessary treatments. People around the state were having trouble getting both routine tests and specific treatments paid for by insurance.. No longer. Now at least two health insurance plans have pledged to cover all services for all Coloradans.… Continue Reading Kaiser to cover transgender services in its plans

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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

A few years ago, a woman was facing the news she would need a double amputation below her knees because the arteries in her legs were diseased and blocked. A snowstorm delayed the surgery, and the woman went on the Internet to explore options for her condition. She found Spectranetics and a few phone calls… Continue Reading Homegrown manufacturing saves lives

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Local CEO: Excise tax hampers innovation

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Most of the focus of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act has focused solely on the insurance provisions in the law — whether it’s legal to require people to have health insurance. But another regulation, found deep in the bill, is causing problems for a company in Colorado Springs. “The medical device tax is… Continue Reading Local CEO: Excise tax hampers innovation

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Health insurance marketplace opens Oct. 1

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After years of debate, controversy, delays and attempts to overturn the law, the Affordable Care Act is close to full implementation. Small businesses and individuals can start signing up for health care coverage using the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, on Oct. 1. That coverage will go into effect Jan. 1, and yet… Continue Reading Health insurance marketplace opens Oct. 1

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Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

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Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

Fewer Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to information from the National Retail Federation’s annual Halloween spending survey. According to the report, nearly 158 million consumers will participate in the holiday, slightly less than the record-high of 170 million last year. And those celebrating will spend less – an average of $75.03 on… Continue Reading Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

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New form of malware harms Springs businesses

A new computer virus made its debut in Colorado Springs this week – and officials at Colorado Networks say it demands urgent attention. The malware unleashes a program that encrypts files and folders, including network shared folders, said Jeff Beauprez, president and CEO of Colorado Networks. “It then demands a payment of $300 to recover… Continue Reading New form of malware harms Springs businesses

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The Colorado Congressional delegation urged the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to lift the cap on funding for emergencies for transportation issues. The cap, at $100 million, isn’t going to be enough to meet the repair and rebuilding needs for state roads and bridges, according to a press release from the delegation. They’re asking Congress… Continue Reading State leaders ask Congress to lift emergency fund cap

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Springs Fabrication acquires Broomfield company

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Springs Fabrication, an engineered metal products manufacturing company in Colorado Springs, acquired assets and operations of IP Systems of Broomfield, Colo. The Broomfield location will serve the commercial and nuclear industries by providing isolated process systems. The company will retain its engineering expertise, intellectual property and technical fabrication skills. But since the acquisition by Springs… Continue Reading Springs Fabrication acquires Broomfield company

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Optimism builds for ski season

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Optimism builds  for ski season

It’s still weeks before the first snow flies, but Colorado’s ski resorts already are starting to build the hype — hoping that last season’s late snows bring this season’s early pass sales. Resorts throughout the state have spent millions in the off season, prepping snow-making equipment and wishing for a better winter. Some resorts have… Continue Reading Optimism builds for ski season

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