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Congress at odds over checks for elderly

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Senate moved toward a partisan clash Wednesday over Democrats’ efforts to add more than $40 billion in checks for the elderly, disabled veterans and the unemployed, and heating aid for the poor to a House-passed economic aid plan. Democrats were struggling to find enough GOP support to advance the package over… Continue Reading Congress at odds over checks for elderly

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Wal-Mart has made a $1 million donation to the Red Cross Society of China for disaster relief. Since late January, areas of southern China have been hit by the worst snowstorms in 50 years.

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Sometimes even the bookies lose

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The New York Giants’ Super Bowl upset of the New England Patriots cost Nevada bookmakers $2.6 million, the first time the books lost money on the NFL championship game since 1995. New York was a 12-point underdog to New England. The sports books handled $92.1 million on the game, the third-highest amount ever, but down… Continue Reading Sometimes even the bookies lose

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Colorado Springs Airport sees price decrease

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The Colorado Springs Airport saw a 0.4 percent decrease in the cost of average domestic airfare between third quarter 2006 and third quarter 2007. The Pikes Peak region’s average fares, based on the latest statistics released this week by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, decreased slightly to $390.25, down from $391.93. For the same period,… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Airport sees price decrease

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Junior Achievement Biz Kid$ initiative

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Biz Kid$, an initiative launched by Junior Achievement, is aimed at educating young people about finances and entrepreneurship. The multi-media initiative includes classroom curricula, a companion public TV series, a Web site and online newsletter. Junior Achievement created the classroom curricula for the initiative and, through its volunteer network, will offer it to teachers and… Continue Reading Junior Achievement Biz Kid$ initiative

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County economic development initiatives pass

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The El Paso County Board of Commissioners has approved two economic development measures. The first was a contract between the state of Colorado’s Economic Development Commission and El Paso County, granting $12,500 to market and promote its enterprise zone, one of 16 in the state. The zone covers parts of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and… Continue Reading County economic development initiatives pass

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Mash still trumps Super Bowl

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The Associated Press NEW YORK _ The 97.5 million viewers who saw the New York Giants’ last-minute win over the New England Patriots made it the most-watched Super Bowl ever and second biggest event in American television history. Only the “MASH” series finale in 1983, with 106 million viewers, was seen by more people, Nielsen… Continue Reading Mash still trumps Super Bowl

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Chinese astrologer Tony Tan made money a healthy amount of money for his clients by predicting that Asian stock markets would rise last year – during the Year of the Pig. But watch out for the Year of the Rat, Tan says, which starts this week. “Just like a rat, investors will have to be… Continue Reading The Year of the Rat could mean trouble for investors

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O’Connell leaving Penrose-St. Francis

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Rick O’Connell, president and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, resigned today citing “personal reasons.” O’CONNELL O’Connell will continue to act as a consultant for the hospital system’s special projects, including the grand opening of the new St. Francis Medical Center. The $207 million full-service hospital will open in August. Phil Shaw has been named… Continue Reading O’Connell leaving Penrose-St. Francis

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Super Bowl might be most watched program ever

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The Associated Press NEW YORK_Very preliminary findings from 49 of the nation’s biggest markets showed that ratings for this year’s Super Bowl, with the New York Giants’ thrilling win over the New England Patriots, were up 6 percent over last year’s big game, according to Nielsen Media Research on Monday. Experts say those numbers indicate… Continue Reading Super Bowl might be most watched program ever

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