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FSBO may save money, but with headaches

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People who decide to sell their homes without a Realtor may be saving themselves some money, but they may be increasing their headaches, say Realtors. However, some people selling their homes by themselves say that using the Internet and the Multiple Listing Service will not only sell their home, but leave them with more money… Continue Reading FSBO may save money, but with headaches

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AFA, CC, Regis among top colleges

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AFA, CC, Regis among top colleges

Colleges in Colorado Springs ranked among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday. The US Air Force Academy was listed the 25th top liberal arts school in the nation. Colorado College followed closely behind, at number 31. The magazine’s definition of a liberal arts college is… Continue Reading AFA, CC, Regis among top colleges

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CSTI to host session about state grants

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CSTI to host session about state grants

The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator will host an information session Monday for the Colorado Advanced Industries Accelerator Grants. The session will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla in Colorado Springs. Colorado’s advanced industries also include advanced manufacturing, bioscience, electronics, energy and natural resources,… Continue Reading CSTI to host session about state grants

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CC’s annual local economic impact totals $168 million

Each Colorado College student spends on average just shy of $9,024 a year off-campus, creating an economic impact of $35.6 million to the Colorado Springs economy, according to a report planned for release Friday morning. Including other factors, the college sent an average of nearly $168 million into the local economy each year from 2006… Continue Reading CC’s annual local economic impact totals $168 million

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Court: Argent, Friese borrowed $12 million … then didn’t pay it back

Former Colorado Springs banker and resident Chad Friese and his firm, The Argent Company, borrowed nearly $12 million from dozens of individuals and their retirement accounts, but did not pay it back, according to court documents. A civil lawsuit filed in June 2011 in El Paso District Court by more than 60 people, their retirement… Continue Reading Court: Argent, Friese borrowed $12 million … then didn’t pay it back

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The owner of a Gold Hill Mesa home filed suit this month against the builder, saying the home is not as energy-efficient as the builder purported. Further, the builder knew the home wasn’t as energy-efficient during the sales process, said homeowners Hannah Polmer and William Robert Rudge in their lawsuit against Hi-Point Home Builders LLC,… Continue Reading Home not effectively green, lawsuit says

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Colorado innovation report looks at opportunities

Colorado’s high-tech innovation sector is competitive with the rest of the nation – but falls short in the number of jobs at startups, the survival rate of small businesses and self-employed innovation company. The good news: the state exceeds the national average for public funding of companies and its educated workforce. The information comes from… Continue Reading Colorado innovation report looks at opportunities

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Venture capital attracts minds to share ideas

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Entrepreneurs wanting venture capital should have an articulate “elevator pitch” primed for any moment of opportunity, several investors said at a venture capital event last week at The Broadmoor. Venture capital provides seed money for budding businesses. The event brought investors from California to Texas together with Colorado Springs start-up companies and business leaders here.… Continue Reading Venture capital attracts minds to share ideas

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Credit card delinquencies drop nationwide

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Credit card delinquencies drop nationwide

The national credit card delinquency rate (the ratio of borrowers 90 or more days past due) decreased to 0.57 percent in the second quarter of 2013 from 0.63 percent in the second quarter of 2012, according to TransUnion, an international credit information firm. In Colorado Springs, the 90-day credit card delinquency rate fell from 0.57… Continue Reading Credit card delinquencies drop nationwide

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State warns of telephone scams

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The Colorado Judicial Department has received reports of telephone scams involving fake debt-collection agencies who threaten people with arrest warrants operating in at least three judicial districts in the state. Consumers who receive calls regarding debt collection related to court cases always have the option of contacting the clerk’s office in the appropriate court to… Continue Reading State warns of telephone scams

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