Home » Entries posted by Staff Writer (Page 274)
Entries posted by staff.writer

Holiday travelers undaunted by gas prices

Comments Off

Increased prices for gas, airfares, hotels and rental cars won’t dissuade travelers from hitting the roads this holiday season. AAA Colorado projects that 65.2 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles away from home, a 0.7 percent increase from last year’s 64.7 million. Travelers, it seems, have become resilient to the challenges, said Sandra… Continue Reading Holiday travelers undaunted by gas prices

Continue reading …

Colo. bankers confident in local economy

Comments Off

Despite tighter bank lending standards and loan demand declines, Colorado bankers expect little change in total bank lending next year and even growth in commercial lending. The measure of optimism comes from a Colorado Bankers Association survey of perceptions of business conditions by several hundred Colorado bankers between Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, 2007. The… Continue Reading Colo. bankers confident in local economy

Continue reading …

Military construction costs on the rise

Comments Off

The Base Realignment and Closing Commission estimated that construction costs to implement their most recent recommendations would be about $13 billion. But, a Government Accountability Office report released today estimates those costs to reach nearly $20 billion. Army Corps of Engineers officials said the actual rate of construction inflation for the last several years has… Continue Reading Military construction costs on the rise

Continue reading …

Online advertising continues to grow

Comments Off

Wall Street financial giant Lehman Brothers says Internet advertising spending will reach nearly $311 billion next year, up 4 percent from this year. Also real estate advertising budgets are projected to grow by 12 percent next year and reach $8 billion by 2012. Authors of the firm’s annual advertising trend report also predict that Internet… Continue Reading Online advertising continues to grow

Continue reading …

One fish, two fish, green fish, threw fish

Comments Off

The Australian Tunarama competition to see who can throw a frozen tuna the farthest will be missing something next year — the fish. In an effort to further the country’s “green” environmental policies, Tunarama officials said they have stopped using real fish, because for one, it was a waste of perfectly good fish, and a… Continue Reading One fish, two fish, green fish, threw fish

Continue reading …

Retail sales surge, unemployment down

Comments Off

Retail sales surged by 1.2 percent last month, almost two times the increase that analysts had predicted, to reach the largest gain in six months, according to a Commerce Department report released today. The surge comes after a 0.2 percent rise in retail sales during October. Nearly half of the November increase came from a… Continue Reading Retail sales surge, unemployment down

Continue reading …

Census forms arrive next week

Comments Off

Next week more than 4 million American businesses will receive 2007 Economic Census forms. The economic census is conducted every five years. Business.census.gov lists information about the census, and provides statistics to use to assess and grow business operations. This week, “Industry Snapshots” graphics for more than 1,000 industries were added to the site.

Continue reading …

Sales and Use Tax 101

Comments Off

The City of Colorado Springs will offer a free two-hour class entitled “Introduction to Sales & Use Tax” from 9 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 9 in at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. The class will offer information about taxes owed when purchasing equipment, computing taxes owed, licensing and reporting requirements and… Continue Reading Sales and Use Tax 101

Continue reading …

The Board of County Commissioners entered into a due diligence agreement with Craddock-Walden Investments, LLC to grant a conservation easement for 73.188 acres of undeveloped land located near Interstate 25 and State Highway 16 in southern El Paso County. The conservation easement will preserve the land for outdoor recreation and open space, while maintaining a… Continue Reading El Paso County receives 73.188 acres as conservation easement

Continue reading …

Farm income strong in 3Q

Comments Off

U.S. farm income surged during the third quarter of this year, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s third quarter Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions. The survey covers Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri. Strong crop prices and a bountiful fall harvest are reasons for the healthy quarter,… Continue Reading Farm income strong in 3Q

Continue reading …