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Home sales rise to 2nd highest level in 3 years

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Home sales rise to 2nd highest level in 3 years

The National Association of Realtors U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in January to the second-highest level in three years. Analysts say it’s a sign that the housing market is sustaining its recovery and helping to bolster the economy. Sales rose 0.4 percent in January compared with December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of… Continue Reading Home sales rise to 2nd highest level in 3 years

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SBA chief Karen Mills stepping down

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SBA chief Karen Mills stepping down

Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration, is leaving her job, the White House has announced. Some thought it likely that Mills, whose job was elevated to a rank last year, would stay on during President Obama’s second term. Deputy administrator Marie Johns also informed the agency that she plans to step down in… Continue Reading SBA chief Karen Mills stepping down

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Familiar faces document ‘faces’ of Waldo fire

As Wendy Pearce Nelson, owner of Blue Fox Photography, watched the Waldo Canyon fire’s horrific events unfold, she, like so many in the community, wanted to help. So, she felt compelled to use her photography skills to tell the story of those who lost homes in the fire, and she recruited the help of longtime… Continue Reading Familiar faces document ‘faces’ of Waldo fire

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NRF blames politicians for fragile economy

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NRF blames politicians for fragile economy

January retail sales, which rose only 0.3 percent show consumer confidence is barely rising from the gutter.  Consumers are bogged down in payroll taxes and rise in gasoline and energy prices, say National Retail Federation executives, who blame politicians. “Today’s retail sales figures continue to indicate a stable yet fragile economy,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay… Continue Reading NRF blames politicians for fragile economy

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Post Office nixing Saturday delivery

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service plans to drop Saturday delivery of first-class mail by August. The change, which is expected to save about $2 billion a year, comes after a nearly $16 billion loss last fiscal year. The mail agency will still deliver packages six days a week and will not change post office operating hours.… Continue Reading Post Office nixing Saturday delivery

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Colorado Springs-based Delta Solutions & Strategies announced today that it has been awarded a  contract to provide homeland security training to the state of Arizona. Delta representatives said this is the largest and most comprehensive of 4 recent contracts it has won in the State of Arizona supporting homeland security and emergency preparedness.    … Continue Reading Delta Solutions wins contract to train state of Arizona

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United Way seeks funding-committee volunteers

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Pikes Peak United Way is seeking 62 business and community volunteers to review the organization’s $1.5 million funding for early education and safety net services. Volunteers are asked to donate about 20 hours during March and May to make pass or fail recommendations for continued funding. For more information contact Aimee Liotino at aimee@ppunitedway.org or 955-0762. Register… Continue Reading United Way seeks funding-committee volunteers

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United Healthcare to hire 80 in Springs

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United Healthcare has 80 Colorado Springs job openings to fill by Feb. 8. The insurance industry giant is hosting a job fair to identify candidates for customer service positions that will serve TRICARE West beneficiaries for the U.S. Department of Defense. The fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28-29  at the Colorado… Continue Reading United Healthcare to hire 80 in Springs

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Colorado 3rd on nation’s LEED list

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The U.S. Green Building Council ranked Colorado third among states with the most new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications in 2012. Each year, the USGBC ranks the top 10 states based on the square footage per resident that’s LEED certified in a year. Colorado had 62.1 million square feet of new LEED certified… Continue Reading Colorado 3rd on nation’s LEED list

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Denver Public Schools is reaching out to Colorado Springs professionals with an offer to employ them as math, science and special education teachers. DPS is touting its  Teacher Residency Program as an opportunity for professionals who have a bachelor’s degree to jump into teaching with “clinical training.” The  program is 15 months with a one-year residency, working… Continue Reading Denver Public Schools recruiting Springs professionals for teaching jobs

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