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Private sector jobs fall in October

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Private sector jobs fall in October

Nonfarm payroll jobs decreased 2,500 over the month from October to November to just over 2.4 million jobs, according to a Colorado Department of Labor and Employment survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 3,700 and government increased 1,200 over the month. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two… Continue Reading Private sector jobs fall in October

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HHS awards $65 million to Colorado

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HHS awards $65 million to Colorado

Colorado will receive up to $65 million to implement and test health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell announced. Colorado’s State Health Care Innovation Plan, entitled The Colorado Framework, creates a system of clinic-based and public health… Continue Reading HHS awards $65 million to Colorado

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GDP grows by 5 percent in third quarter

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GDP grows by 5 percent in third quarter

Real gross domestic product — the value of the production of goods and services in the United States, adjusted for price changes — increased at an annual rate of 5 percent in the third quarter of 2014, according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP… Continue Reading GDP grows by 5 percent in third quarter

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Agencies team for safer holidays

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Agencies team for safer holidays

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires each year due to Christmas tree fires. In order to keep Coloradans safe, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s READYColorado will share holiday lighting and decoration safety tips at READYColorado.com and through social media sites… Continue Reading Agencies team for safer holidays

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NFIB sues state over small business fees

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NFIB sues state over small business fees

Seeking enforcement of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights under the state’s constitution, Colorado’s largest and leading small-business association Monday sued Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler in a filing with the District Court of the City and County of Denver. According to the lawsuit, NFIB v. Scott Gessler, the state collects approximately $20 million per year… Continue Reading NFIB sues state over small business fees

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Emmer to lead Business Alliance search

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Emmer to lead Business Alliance search

Charles Emmer, former CEO of Ent Federal Credit Union and Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance (Business Alliance) board member, is the chair of the newly formed search committee for the Business Alliance CEO position. The committee includes nine community leaders from the business, higher education and arts communities as well as city and county governments.… Continue Reading Emmer to lead Business Alliance search

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Local Knights pair with Springs Bingo

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Local Knights pair with Springs Bingo

The Fountain Valley Columbus Club, home to Knights of Columbus Council 4636 announced plans to lease their building at 567 Marquette Drive to Springs Bingo, LP. The partnership will enable Springs Bingo to launch a new seven-days-a-week bingo fundraising operation for the Knights and up to nine other nonprofit organizations. The grand opening of the facility… Continue Reading Local Knights pair with Springs Bingo

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Real estate deals here total $4.8 million

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Real estate deals here total $4.8 million

The Kameron Family Partnership sold its 34,182-square-foot shopping center at 750 Garden of the Gods Road for $2.9 million. Michael Helwege of Colorado Springs Commercial was the sales broker. The new owner is Vieux Carre Holding Company, a firm founded in May this year with an address in Castle Pines and a registered agent named… Continue Reading Real estate deals here total $4.8 million

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Cimarron/I-25 project boosted with extra funds

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Cimarron/I-25 project boosted with extra funds

Colorado’s Transportation Commission approved $19.55 million in supplemental funds Dec. 18 to bridge a budget shortfall for reconstruction of the I-25/Cimarron Interchange, allowing the project to start in 2015. Additional funding sources include: $5 million Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships contingency funds; $12.5 million Regional Priority Projects funds; and $2.05 million City of Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Cimarron/I-25 project boosted with extra funds

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Everest to close Springs service center

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Everest to close Springs service center

Everest University Online will close its Colorado Springs service center in February and terminate all 200 of its current employees. The school’s parent company, California-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., told staffers Wednesday the closure and layoffs will be effective Feb. 28. “Today we have difficult news to share with you. Given the significant reduction in our online student… Continue Reading Everest to close Springs service center

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