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Slower 2013 predicted for airline industry

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A Colorado airline industry analyst projects flights, seat capacity and passenger numbers will decline in 2013. Evergreen-based Boyd Group International said issued a report today that predicts the nation’s air transportation system will  see a 1.5 to 2.0 percent drop in traffic this year. Furthermore, industry growth beyond 2013 is predicted to be slower than… Continue Reading Slower 2013 predicted for airline industry

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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance today named its newly elected board members, as well as its new board chairman, Mike Jorgensen, president of Red Noland Cadillac. Newly elected board members include: Jerry Forte, CEO, Colorado Springs Utilities; Amanda Mountain, executive director of the Tim Gill Center for Public Media at Rocky Mountain PBS; Leslie Thomas, president… Continue Reading Business Alliance names board members, Jorgensen appointed chairman

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Colo. logs 87 work-related deaths in 2011

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The Colorado Health Department reports that work-related deaths increased by two in 2011 for a total of 87. The tally, released today, shows transportation fatalities were among the top three causes of death with 34. Sixteen deaths resulted from violence, including nine self-inflicted deaths, and 16 deaths involved equipment.    

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Colorado Springs was the biggest beneficiary of the more than $400 million in statewide military construction contracts distributed in 2012. The Denver Post reports that the projects include facilities for a helicopter unit at Fort Carson, a operations center for top-secret defense intelligence agencies at Buckley Air Force Base, National Guard and reserve centers in… Continue Reading Springs gets largest share of 2012’s military construction contracts

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Home sales up heading into slow, winter season

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Home sales up heading into slow, winter season Rising sales and an available-home-supply decline caused U.S. home prices to rise in most major cities during October compared to a year ago Higher prices show the housing market is improving even as it moves into the slow winter-sales period. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller national home price… Continue Reading Home sales up heading into slow, winter season

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Chipotle ad named among top five of 2012

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Colorado-based Chipotle Mexican Grill has received a national nod from the Wall Street Journal. The Journal named the burrito chain’s first-ever national TV commercial one of the five best ads in 2012. The two-minute animated spot, titled “Back to the Start,” promotes the restaurant’s use of environmentally-friendly foods. The commercial, which also features singer Willie… Continue Reading Chipotle ad named among top five of 2012

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Retailers hopeful despite tight spending forecast

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As retailers enter the final stretch of the holiday shopping season, they’re hoping shoppers will open wide their pocketbooks, despite lackluster spending predictions. Overall holiday sales are expected to increase, though shopper sentiment is still on a downward trend. Consumer confidence fell in December to a five-month low, according to a Dec. 21 report from Reuters/University… Continue Reading Retailers hopeful despite tight spending forecast

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Colorado had 10 mass layoffs in November, down from the 16 last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A mass layoff involves at least 50 workers from a single employer. Colorado employers laid off 992 workers  in November compared to 1,358 in November 2011. Nationally, the manufacturing sector accounted for 25 percent… Continue Reading Colo. mass layoffs drop from 16 to 10, manufacturing sees most

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El Paso County Commissioners voted yesterday to ban retail marijuana sales after the practice won statewide voter approval with the passage of  Amendment 64 last month. Amendment 64 legalized the retail sales of recreational marijuana but allowed local governments to ban the practice. Commissioners voted 4-1, with Peggy Littleton dissenting, to approve an ordinance that would… Continue Reading El Paso County Commission votes to ban retail marijuana sales

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A national organization that advocates for Millennials in the workforce estimates that unemployment for the age group, roughly between 18 and 29 years ol,d sits at a non-seasonally 10.9 percent. The outlook for black and Hispanic workers in the age range is even more bleak, with unemployment estimated to be 12.5 percent. The group, called… Continue Reading Millennial’s unemployment at 10.9%, higher for young minorities

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