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Real estate sales to level this year

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The Pikes Peak region has seen an infusion of close to $1 billion in new commercial real estate investment during the past five years, but industry experts are predicting transaction volume and prices may level out during 2008. Prices during October increased 1.6 percent from September, according to the Moody’s/Real Commercial Property Price Indices. Moody’s… Continue Reading Real estate sales to level this year

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Americans pocketed more money in 3Q 2007

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Personal income growth grew to 1.4 percent during the third quarter of 2007 from 0.9 percent during the second quarter. The Bureau of Economic Analysis is also reporting that state-by-state personal income growth rates during the third quarter ranged from 0.8 percent to 3.6 percent, with growth accelerating or holding steady in all but 11… Continue Reading Americans pocketed more money in 3Q 2007

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File police reports online

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The Colorado Springs Police Department now takes online reports for crimes that do not need police follow up – generally those that are required for insurance claims. The online report form is on the City of Colorado Springs Web site. Crimes can be reported online if they occurred within the City of Colorado Springs, if… Continue Reading File police reports online

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Delayed heart treatment increasing death rates

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In nearly one-third of cardiac arrest cases, delayed hospital response lead to brain damage and death, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. A study released today identified 6,789 patients who had cardiac arrest at 369 hospitals across the nation and found that many hospitals delayed defibrillation response for more than two minutes. Reasons… Continue Reading Delayed heart treatment increasing death rates

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December job cuts down 39 percent

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December job cuts plunged 39 percent to 44,416 from 73,140 during November, making it the second lowest job-reduction total for 2007, behind the 42,897 during July. The December figures were also 18.7 percent lower than the same month a year ago when employers announced 54,643 job cuts, according to a Challenger, Gray and Christmas update… Continue Reading December job cuts down 39 percent

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Business conditions index advances

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The December Business Conditions survey of supply managers and business leaders in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah showed the overall Business Conditions Index advanced to a healthy 61.2 from November’s 56.6. “Since August 2003, the region has been growing at more than twice the rate of the national economy, said Ernie Goss, an economic professor at… Continue Reading Business conditions index advances

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While the final tally has yet to be totaled, attorney Michael McDivitt said only 200 calls were made for free Yellow Cab rides on News Year’s Eve. McDivitt announced last week that his Law Firm would pay for the rides within Colorado Springs for the holiday. Yellow Cab General Manager Fred Hair said the number… Continue Reading Few called for free New Year’s Eve cab ride

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Credit Manager’s Index hits record low

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The Credit Manager’s Index dropped to a record low of 52.4 percent after it fell for the fourth consecutive month during December. The CMI is a monthly survey of the business economy from the perspective of the commercial credit and collections industry. Six of the indexes’ 10 components fell, including a 4 percent drop in… Continue Reading Credit Manager’s Index hits record low

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Manufacturing plunges, construction increases

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Manufacturing in the U.S. has dipped to a five-year low. The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index dropped to 47.7, the lowest reading since April 2003, from 50.8 the prior month. A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while below 50 signifies contraction. Manufacturing has been negatively affected by the housing recession, which has impacted building-related… Continue Reading Manufacturing plunges, construction increases

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For 22 percent of us, our New Year’s resolutions will be history in another five days. The Journal of Clinical Psychology, says that’s how many people abandon their New Year’s resolutions after only one week. The study’s authors say three main factors contribute to short-lived resolutions – clearly defined goals are not set, progress is… Continue Reading 22 percent dump resolutions after a week

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