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The most recently tallied retirement savings numbers show Americans’ savings assets totaled $16.6 trillion at the end of the first quarter of this year. The numbers, which come from the Investment Company Institute, also show that retirement savings account for 38 percent of all household financial assets. The news makes March of this year a… Continue Reading Retirement savings watermark set during first quarter

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The Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for outstanding Colorado small business owners for its May 2008 Small Business Week Awards event. There are 10 categories this year, including the Small Business Person of the Year Award. The Colorado Small Business Person of the Year will compete for national honors at the SBA’s National Small… Continue Reading Nominate your favorite entrepreneur for an SBA award

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Most of Colorado’s doctors will not see a rate increase for their medical malpractice insurance next year. COPIC insurance company, which covers more than 80 percent of the privately insured doctors in the state, said there would be no rate increase for the second year in a row. The insurance company will also return $12… Continue Reading No rate increase for malpractice insurance next year

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National media speculate on USOC move

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The national media have begun to weigh in on the possibility that the United States Olympic Committee might leave Colorado Springs – and at least one reporter has some discouraging words. NBC Sports reporter Alan Abrahamson wrote yesterday there’s a real chance the USOC could be leaving Colorado Springs. “There’s considerable sense in running a… Continue Reading National media speculate on USOC move

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The latest fatal and nonfatal injury figures Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry Total recordable cases 4,085,400 in 2006 Cases involving days away from work 1,183,500 in 2006 Cases involving sprains, strains, tears 503,530 in 2005 Cases involving injuries to the back 270,890 in 2005 Cases involving falls 255,750 in 2005 Total fatalities (all sectors)… Continue Reading Workplace injuries drop to lowest rate in four years

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Memorial sells medical office bldg.

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Ventas Inc.of Louisville, Ky. has purchased Memorial Health System’s 223,000-square-foot medical office building at 175 S. Union Blvd. for $52 million. Hospital CFO Gary Flansburg said the transaction, which also included the sale of second building at 8890 N. Union Blvd. for more than $13.8 million, was completed Oct. 1, following negotiations that began during… Continue Reading Memorial sells medical office bldg.

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State lags in child health care

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Colorado’s Health Report Card: Healthy Beginnings C- Healthy Children C- Healthy Adolescents B Healthy Adults B Healthy Aging A- Colorado’s aging population is relatively healthy, but its children rank only average in health care needs and gains. That’s according to the Colorado Health Foundation’s annual report card. The state ranks average or below average on… Continue Reading State lags in child health care

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The USA National Karate-do Federation has relocated its national office to Colorado Springs from St. Albans, W.Va. “… We are extremely excited to be located here in … the amateur sports capital of the U.S., where we can continue to develop a close working relationship with the United States Olympic Committee and other Olympic and… Continue Reading Karate national governing body moves to Colorado Springs

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The only location options that the city is considering to keep the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs are downtown, and proposals from developers not included in the city’s confidential request for information aren’t being considered. Colorado Springs developer Jannie Richardson said that she would have submitted a proposal, but was told by the city… Continue Reading City, mayor still unwilling to discuss USOC proposal details

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Tips for saving luggage from being lost

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As lost baggage claims skyrocket, a veteran of the airline industry has written a book to reduce the risk of losing luggage at the airport. Scott Mueller, author of The Empty Carousel: A Consumer’s Guide to Checked and Carry-on Luggage, said his book offers tips to stop what he says is a growing problem. More… Continue Reading Tips for saving luggage from being lost

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