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FHA borrowers to save under Obama proposal

President Obama last week proposed lowering insurance premiums on FHA-insured loans by 50 basis points, claiming this would save 250,000 borrowers an average of $900 annually in house payments. “The annual premiums on FHA loans, an especially popular source of financing for first-time home buyers, have increased five times since 2010,” according to an article in… Continue Reading FHA borrowers to save under Obama proposal

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USAA pilots ridesharing insurance coverage

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USAA pilots ridesharing insurance coverage

USAA will pilot innovative auto insurance coverage in Colorado that will protect ridesharing drivers from the moment their ridesharing mobile apps are turned on until they are matched with a passenger. The pilot program, which will begin in February, extends a member’s existing auto policy coverages and deductibles, and costs about $6-$8 more per month,… Continue Reading USAA pilots ridesharing insurance coverage

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Retail holiday sales increase 4 percent

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Retail holiday sales increase 4 percent

Confident consumers stocked up on holiday gifts and other merchandise over the 2014 holiday season, helping boost overall holiday retail sales to their highest level since 2011, according to a news release issued by the National Retail Federation. Total holiday retail sales, which include November and December sales, increased 4 percent to $616 billion, which… Continue Reading Retail holiday sales increase 4 percent

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Collins may face recall election

If she doesn’t resign from the Colorado Springs City Council by Jan. 21, Councilor Helen Collins will face a recall election April 7. Enough valid signatures were submitted to put the recall question on the April 7 municipal election, it was announced Wednesday. The City Clerk’s office determined the committee that initiated the recall effort… Continue Reading Collins may face recall election

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Discover Goodwill expands retail operations to Monument

Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado will cut the ribbon Saturday, Jan. 24, to commemorate the opening of its newest retail center, located at 15821 Jackson Creek Parkway in Monument, east of the Wal-Mart Supercenter. The 9:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting will include addresses by Discover Goodwill President and CEO Karla Grazier, El Pomar Foundation Vice… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill expands retail operations to Monument

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BRP: small manufacturer but with grand ambitions

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BRP: small manufacturer but with grand ambitions

Jim Rios started his business out of a backpack in Southern California in 1994. What began as a way to earn extra money to support his motorcycle racing hobby continues to put food on his table 20 years later. Rios moved from the West Coast to Colorado Springs in late 2008, and now Billet Racing… Continue Reading BRP: small manufacturer but with grand ambitions

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CSHP set to expand in ‘15

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CSHP set to expand in ‘15

Moving into 2015 with the backing of its new partner, publicly traded DaVita HealthCare Partners, Colorado Springs Health Partners expects a 2015 filled with patient and provider growth and at least one additional facility. CSHP will open a 16,000-square-foot Monument office at the end of March, according to Chief Operations Officer Debbie Chandler, and will… Continue Reading CSHP set to expand in ‘15

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Switchbacks set to bring soccer to Springs in 2015

It’s not every year a new, professional sports franchise appears in Southern Colorado. That’s why the Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club was chosen as one of the top 10 businesses to watch in 2015. The team, owned by Ragain Sports, will kick off its inaugural season in March, according Ragain Sports President Nick Ragain. The… Continue Reading Switchbacks set to bring soccer to Springs in 2015

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CDOT expects to launch ‘Bustang’ by spring

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CDOT expects to launch ‘Bustang’ by spring

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced this week the anticipated launch of Bustang, Colorado’s first state-owned and -operated bus system connecting Colorado Springs to Fort Collins and Denver to Glenwood Springs. Buses will run during the work week and provide transportation along the Interstate-25 corridor as well as mountain corridors accessed via Interstate 70. Bustang… Continue Reading CDOT expects to launch ‘Bustang’ by spring

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Country Club of Colorado starts $3 million renovation

The Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort started a $3 million, six-month renovation and expansion “focused on elevating the member and guest experience through a series of new services and amenities,” according to a news release. The project includes a new, 5,000-square-foot resort spa that will feature Colorado-inspired health and wellness programs and… Continue Reading Country Club of Colorado starts $3 million renovation

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