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Exelis, Harris sign acquisition agreement

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Exelis, Harris sign acquisition agreement

Melbourne, Florida-based Harris Corp. and information technology company and defense contractor rival Exelis Inc. have signed an acquisition agreement last week. The sale will amount to about $4.75 billion when complete, probably mid-year, said B.J. Talley, Exelis director of corporate communications. Together, Exelis and Harris generated a combined $8 billion in revenue last year. The Exelis Mission… Continue Reading Exelis, Harris sign acquisition agreement

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Financial advice for aging Baby Boomers

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Financial advice for aging Baby Boomers

The most difficult aspect of wealth management at retirement age relates to talking to the next generation about the money. “It’s the second hardest conversation you’ll have with your kids,” said Jerry Webman, Ph.D., chief economist with OppenheimerFunds Inc. The conversation will ultimately touch on who in the family to trust, who not to trust,… Continue Reading Financial advice for aging Baby Boomers

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Oppenheimer economist addresses advisors

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The overriding principle of investment consistency relates to television and the Internet: There’s such a barrage of 24-hour information these days that people attempt to respond to the frenetic news cycle, according to Jerry Webman, Ph.D. Webman, chief economist with OppenheimerFunds, wrote Money Shift: How to Prosper from What You Can’t Control, and frequently discusses… Continue Reading Oppenheimer economist addresses advisors

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Chuck Murphy shares living legacy

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Chuck Murphy shares living legacy

Chuck Murphy is known in Colorado Springs as a faithful Catholic, a smart businessman, an ardent Democrat, a kind and giving philanthropist and a loving husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa who’s also proud and Irish with a fun sense of humor. The 79-year-old Colorado Springs native and owner of Murphy Constructors took time with the… Continue Reading Chuck Murphy shares living legacy

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Business idea pitch academy Friday

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Business idea pitch academy Friday

The High Altitude Investors (HAI) are working in conjunction with the Rockies Venture Club (RVC) in preparation for the HAI Forum on Feb. 12 in Colorado Springs. Rather than the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator holding an investor pitch clinic at this time, it suggests and recommends that those who want to consider making an investment opportunity… Continue Reading Business idea pitch academy Friday

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Women at war: Lecture series at CC

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Women at war: Lecture series at CC

Helen Thorpe, former first lady of Colorado and the bestselling author of “Soldier Girls” and “Just Like Us,” and Angela Ricketts, acclaimed author of “No Man’s War: Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife,” will appear together on stage in a moderated event to discuss the changing face of American women and the modern military. “Women at War:… Continue Reading Women at war: Lecture series at CC

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City may host summit, governor says in talk

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City may host summit, governor says in talk

Four years ago, when John Hickenlooper was the newly elected governor, his constituents said loud and clear that there were far too many regulations for business. He made it his first order of business and directed state agencies to reduce redundancies and red tape for business. Now, he says, there are half as many statewide… Continue Reading City may host summit, governor says in talk

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Gliding and Volvos drive Penkhus

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Gliding and Volvos drive Penkhus

Bob Penkhus represents the second generation to operate a Volvo dealership in Colorado Springs after his father started selling cars here in 1951. Now his 37-year-old son, Robbie Penkhus, sells vehicles at Volvo, Mazda, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi dealerships here. Penkhus and his wife Leslie have two other children, Jamie and Chad. Business runs in the… Continue Reading Gliding and Volvos drive Penkhus

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Outlook: Cheap gas for ’15

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Outlook: Cheap gas for ’15

Thanks to an abundance of competition, gas prices in Colorado Springs are typically less per gallon than the price of gas elsewhere in Colorado, according to AAA Colorado spokeswoman Wave Dreher. “A lot of that is competition,” Dreher said. “You have a variety of different suppliers in Colorado Springs. “In some parts of the state,… Continue Reading Outlook: Cheap gas for ’15

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Tech Track expands during Space Symposium

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Tech Track expands during Space Symposium

The Space Foundation will offer an expanded version of its Technical Track program for the 31st Space Symposium, with 46 presentations on April 13 and 14. The 31st Space Symposium will be held April 13 – 16 at The Broadmoor and is expected to attract thousands of participants from the global space community. Tech Track… Continue Reading Tech Track expands during Space Symposium

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