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J.A. Worldwide appoints new CEO

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Junior Achievement Worldwide’s board of governors has appointed Sean Rush as president and CEO. The appointment is effective Jan. 14. Rush has served as vice president and general manager of IBM’s Global Education Industry for the last 12 years. The GEI is a multi-billion dollar global entity that works with businesses, universities, schools and governments… Continue Reading J.A. Worldwide appoints new CEO

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Men, once again, putting off shopping duties

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This just in from the National Retail Federation – men, it seems, have been caught procrastinating this holiday season. One in five of them have not done any holiday shopping yet, the NRF says. According to their most recent shopping trends survey, 19 percent of men have yet to begin shopping compared to 13.7 percent… Continue Reading Men, once again, putting off shopping duties

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The rich know they’re getting richer

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Nearly 60 percent of investors with $10 million or more of investable assets believe their portfolios will grow next year, according to a PNC Wealth Management survey. Only 4 percent of the high-net worth investors expressed pessimism. However, 44 percent of investors with $500,000 or more in investable assets expressed pessimism about the national economy… Continue Reading The rich know they’re getting richer

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Patriot Park campus adds ITT Corp.

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The ITT Corp.’s Systems Division will lease 75,000 square feet in Corporate Office Properties Trust’s Patriot Park, at 655 Space Center Drive. The 180-acre office park is located at the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Highway 24 next to Peterson Air Force Base. Based in Colorado Springs, ITT’s Systems Division provides systems support and technical… Continue Reading Patriot Park campus adds ITT Corp.

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Papa John’s teams with Junior Achievement

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Come on, kids, Papa John’s going to tell you all about being an entrepreneur. The Papa John’s national pizza chain has inked a partnership deal with Colorado Springs-based Junior Achievement and will provide money, teachers and board members for the national financial literacy and entrepreneurial organization. Papa John’s will donate $2 to JA for each… Continue Reading Papa John’s teams with Junior Achievement

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Today is post office’s busiest day of the year

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If long lines, big crowds and long wait times aren’t your thing, you might want to avoid the post office today, because for many people that won’t be an option. Today is the last day to mail packages with the assurance they’ll be delivered in time for Christmas. Postal officials said today, the Monday of… Continue Reading Today is post office’s busiest day of the year

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Trade deficit falls for second straight quarter

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The Commerce Department is reporting today that the account trade deficit fell 5.5 percent to $178.5 billion during the third quarter – that’s the lowest level in two years and a possible indicator that the nation’s trade issues could be calming. The current account is the most comprehensive measure of trade because it includes not… Continue Reading Trade deficit falls for second straight quarter

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USA Cycling still undecided

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USA Cycling spokesman Andy Lee said the organization’s board has not made a decision about whether it will move its headquarters from Colorado Springs. Officials said earlier this year that they had expected to make a moving decision by early December. “We definitely have a proposal on the table from Ogden (Utah), but we’re still… Continue Reading USA Cycling still undecided

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Holiday travelers undaunted by gas prices

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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

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Colo. bankers confident in local economy

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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

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