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Cumulative declines in single-family construction and building permit authorizations is approaching 50 percent, said David Seiders, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders. He also said annual rates for both starts and building permits fell below the million-unit market for the first time since 1995. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index dropped to… Continue Reading Single family home building declines approach 50%

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Gasoline prices begin winter ascent

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Gas prices increased by about 5 cents during the past two weeks, to an average of $2.80 per gallon of self-serve regular, according to the Lundberg Survey released this week. The increase brings gas prices up 60 cents compared to prices at this time last year, but 38 cents below the all-time peak of $3.18… Continue Reading Gasoline prices begin winter ascent

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AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been selected for eight project management awards totalling $21.7 million at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The awards amount to two stream restoration projects through the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment and six building renovation projects through the Air Force Civil Engineer Support… Continue Reading AMEC wins Air Force Academy contracts worth $21 million

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A host of companies are partnering to engineer, install and finance a two-megawatt, ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system at Fort Carson Army Base. When completed, the PV project will cover nearly 12 acres, making it the largest solar array at a U.S. Army facility and one of the largest in Colorado, according to the companies. The… Continue Reading U.S. Army’s largest solar project coming to Fort Carson

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G.M. on top in world auto sales race

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Third quarter sales reports show that General Motors has regained the lead over Toyota as the world’s top automaker. General Motors reports selling 2.38 million cars during the quarter. Toyota reported selling 2.34 million. And, worldwide vehicle sales of 7.05 million vehicles for Toyota during the first nine months of the year also fell short… Continue Reading G.M. on top in world auto sales race

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Web site offers green networking

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A Fort Collins company has launched a networking Web site for environmentally conscious businesses and philanthropic givers. The GenGreen Network lists state- and city-specific contact information for businesses that operate under a green philosophy. The site will include a calendar of events, green job postings, a blog and a needs-and-offerings section. The GenGreen Network was… Continue Reading Web site offers green networking

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$6.2 M contract for T Square

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The T Square Logistics Services Corp. of Colorado Springs has been awarded a $6.2 million contract to provide logistics services at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas.

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Design input sought for Memorial skate park

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Know anyone who likes to skateboard? If so, they might want to attend a series of design input meetings for a skate park scheduled to be built in Memorial Park next year. The public input meetings are scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the City Auditorium, 221… Continue Reading Design input sought for Memorial skate park

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Jobless claims surge to eight-month high

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Claims for unemployment benefits increased by 28,000 last week to reach the highest level in eight months – which was largely unexpected by economists. The U.S. Labor Department said yesterday that applications for benefits hit 337,000 last week, an increase of 28,000 from the week before. That’s the biggest one-week increase since claims jumped 42,000… Continue Reading Jobless claims surge to eight-month high

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Today’s New York Times features a travel story about Manitou Springs – and what distinguishes it from neighboring Colorado Springs. Manitou is described as a jewel box of a village. Colorado Springs is described as a sprawling, chain-stored center of conservative evangelical Christianity. Manitou is a place where ill people find healing from its mineral… Continue Reading Manitou, Colorado Springs contrasted in N.Y. Times

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