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Investing in volatile times can work

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When the stock market is high, poised possibly to fail, and when interest rates are at rock bottom, where does a person invest his or her money? “The stock market is up 180 percent from the March 9, 2009 bottom,” said Certified Financial Planner Jeff Jensen. “They remember when they lost 57 percent of their… Continue Reading Investing in volatile times can work

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Local economy on a slow rebound

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Economic numbers from early 2014 would lead economists to believe there’s another recession in America. Not so, said Fred Crowley, a UCCS professor of economics, economic consultant and well-known authority on the subject.  In the first quarter of the year, the gross domestic product dropped 2.9 percent, an annualized number, Crowley said. “Normally, if you… Continue Reading Local economy on a slow rebound

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MacVan carries every map imaginable

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MacVan carries every map imaginable

Bob Stanley used Google Maps on his smartphone once when he was delivering maps in Denver from MacVan Publishing, where he works as general manager. “I didn’t know Denver well and my smartphone took me out of the way,” Stanley said. “I was doing things I shouldn’t be doing — not practicing what I preach.… Continue Reading MacVan carries every map imaginable

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Employment in Colorado increases

Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 3,000 over the month from May to June to 2,446,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 300 and government increased 3,300. Colorado has had 32 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three tenths of… Continue Reading Employment in Colorado increases

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Reddy’s business: creating success stories

Venkat Reddy moved to the United States in 1984 at age 22 to pursue his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Penn State University. He now serves as a professor of finance, dean of the College of Business and associate vice chancellor for online programs at UCCS. His passion is educating young people to “become something… Continue Reading Reddy’s business: creating success stories

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Foreclosure activity down

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Foreclosure activity down

Foreclosure activity in Colorado is at its lowest since the housing bubble burst in August 2006, according to RealtyTrac.com, a leading online marketplace for real estate data. A total of 613,874 properties in the U.S. Have defalt notices in the first half of 2014, a 19 percent decrease from the previous six months and down… Continue Reading Foreclosure activity down

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Harper named Cherwell Software president

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Harper named Cherwell Software president

Based in Colorado Springs, Cherwell Software announced Tuesday Craig Harper, former ServiceNow vice president of sales, will join the company as president, taking on responsibility for worldwide marketing, sales, services and support, and will report to CEO Vance Brown. Harper currently serves on the board of managers for Cherwell and brings a wealth of sales,… Continue Reading Harper named Cherwell Software president

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Scott leaving Peak Vista Foundation

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Scott leaving Peak Vista Foundation

After 18 years of dedicated service to Peak Vista Community Health Centers (Peak Vista) and Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation (PV Foundation), BJ Scott, executive director of PV Foundation, has announced a plan to retire Dec. 31. Throughout her tenure Scott served in various roles, including ten years as Peak Vista president & CEO… Continue Reading Scott leaving Peak Vista Foundation

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Commissioners seek volunteers

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Commissioners seek volunteers

The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners has a number of openings on boards and commissions that advise them. Commissioners seek community-minded volunteers to serve on the boards. Applications for the open positions are due July 31. Open positions are on the following boards: Board of Adjustment; Department of Human Services Citizen Review Panel;… Continue Reading Commissioners seek volunteers

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Incline to be closed for repairs

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Incline to be closed for repairs

The Manitou Springs Incline will close in late August for up to four months, so needed maintenance can be done to the popular attraction. The incline, officially opened to the public in 2013 after being heavily used by trespassers for years, is being “loved to death,” according to a video on the attraction’s website, manitouincline.com.… Continue Reading Incline to be closed for repairs

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