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News split on economy and consumers’ views

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News split on economy and consumers’ views

Economic news released last week showed divergent signs about the national economy. On one hand, consumer confidence was increasing, but on the other hand, consumer spending was decreasing.  “I looked at that and scratched my head,” said economist Tucker Hart Adams of Summit Economics.  Consumer spending fell in July for the first time in six… Continue Reading News split on economy and consumers’ views

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Fine Arts Center Gala Sept. 13

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Fine Arts Center Gala Sept. 13

Camelot is about to begin, so reserve your seat at the Round Table. A Knight at the Fine Arts Center, a Gala for the Ages is a unique and exciting event that supports culture and commerce in Colorado Springs. The action will include swordplay, herald trumpet calls, jesters, a gourmet feast, fire eaters and more… Continue Reading Fine Arts Center Gala Sept. 13

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Planners: Save now for retirement

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Planners: Save now for retirement

Saving for retirement is kind of like losing weight, says Colorado Springs financial planner Alan Roth. “There’s no easy answer” as to how much a person should have and when a person should start saving, Roth said. One unknown is future medical expenses — will they crack your nest egg? The more a person ages,… Continue Reading Planners: Save now for retirement

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Credit union or bank? Do the research

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Credit union or bank? Do the research

Being exempt from federal income tax enables credit unions to offer products at better prices to their members, say officials from both credit unions and banks. “We are not-for-profit,” said John Worthington, Security Service Federal Credit Union executive vice president and chief communications officer. “We have to make some money to establish capital, but we… Continue Reading Credit union or bank? Do the research

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New venture a personal challenge for Smith

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New venture a personal challenge for Smith

Brenda Smith has lived in Colorado Springs since she was 2. She was born in Colby, Kan., and moved here after her father died. In addition to her mother, she was raised in part by her six siblings -— all brothers. After growing up with the boys, the business world was not difficult for her… Continue Reading New venture a personal challenge for Smith

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Homes underwater in CSprings

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Homes underwater in CSprings

Some 9.1 million homes were seriously underwater in the second quarter of this year, RealtyTrac, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, announced in its U.S. Home Equity and Underwater Report. To be seriously underwater, the combined loan amount secured by the property is at least 25 percent higher than the property’s estimated market… Continue Reading Homes underwater in CSprings

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Downtown survey results released

Words that best describe what people want to see downtown Colorado Springs include vibrant, clean, safe, welcoming, friendly. Wednesday morning, the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs revealed the results of an online survey completed recently by 1,100 persons in the region. Respondents said they want new businesses to fill the vacant storefronts, they think downtown… Continue Reading Downtown survey results released

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Trine earns FAA helicopter certification

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Trine earns FAA helicopter certification

Trine Aerospace & Defense received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that enables it to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul services on rotor-wing aircraft. “Trine is one of the few facilities in our region helicopter repair station certification,” said Britt Ham, the company’s president and chief executive officer. “The certificate enables us to better… Continue Reading Trine earns FAA helicopter certification

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Pizzeria Rustica: Fighter pilot to pizza chef

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Pizzeria Rustica: Fighter pilot to pizza chef

It does sound cheesy: David Brackett prefers to keep landfills empty and bellies full. Pizzeria Rustica is literally one of the greenest dining excursions in the country. In 2009, after Brackett submitted a multi-page application, the restaurant was named a three-star green restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association. Three years later, the organization became the… Continue Reading Pizzeria Rustica: Fighter pilot to pizza chef

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Are global powers leading up to WWIII?

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To govern for world peace, the Obama administration and other Western leaders could learn quite a lot from 1914 and 1937, years leading up to World War I and World War II, said Ray Raymond, officer with the Order of the British Empire, former British diplomat and current professor at the State University of New… Continue Reading Are global powers leading up to WWIII?

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