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Entrepreneurism is in the air. It was the week for how-to-choose-a-business-entity seminars in Colorado Springs. Here are two of this week’s take-aways — (and, yes, it’s permissible to roll one’s eyes at the euphemism.) One: It’s OK it structure your business so that you legally pay the least amount of taxes possible, according to Chris… Continue Reading Forget identity crisis, entity crisis is much, much worse

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Sushi lovers on the city’s north end can now rejoice. Bara Sushi owner Sam Ahn will open a second Colorado location at the Promenade Shops at Briargate. Ahn, who also owns the Bara Sushi location in Denver’s Tech Center, had been waiting for the right spot to become available at the Briargate shopping center for… Continue Reading Retail Roundup: Briargate hollers ‘go fish’

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Health department gets swine flu help

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Most people in Colorado will be able to get vaccinations for the H1N1 swine flu later this year. The federal government gave $5 million to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to strengthen its infrastructure ahead of the expected delivery of the vaccine. Part of the federal money will go directly to state… Continue Reading Health department gets swine flu help

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People on the Move – July 24, 2009

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Judy Blotz has joined Ent Federal Credit Union as a private banking officer. She previously was assistant vice president of personal banking at Chase Bank. Dustin Horras has been named principal of Evans International Elementary School in Falcon School District 49. He has been assistant principal for the past three years. Dave Briggs has qualified… Continue Reading People on the Move – July 24, 2009

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More potent; more options

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Use of marijuana for medicinal reasons is settled, constitutional law in Colorado — but drug counselors warn: this isn’t your parents’ weed. Today’s cannabis is up to five times more potent than that of the 1970s, researchers say, and users have ways of delivering higher levels of THC to their systems — creating a new… Continue Reading More potent; more options

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NEW YORK (AP) – The Dow Jones industrials rose back above 9,000 for the first time since early January.Investors snapped up a broad range of stocks Thursday, sending major indexes up more than 2 percent, after existing home sales jumped for the third straight month in June. The 3.6 percent increase in home sales has… Continue Reading Dow tops 9,000 as home sales rise for 3rd month

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. housing market has started to recover from the most far-reaching crisis since the Great Depression, data released Thursday shows.Sales of previously occupied homes rose for the third month in a row in June, the National Association of Realtors reported. That hasn’t happened since early 2004, during the boom. “The turnaround… Continue Reading June existing home sales rise by 3.6 percent

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By an 8-1 vote on Wednesday afternoon, the City Council, acting as the Utilities Board, approved the construction of the long-planned southern delivery system to bring water from Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs, Fountain, and Pueblo West. The first phase of the project, with an estimated cost of $880 million, was previously scheduled for completion… Continue Reading City approves Southern Delivery System

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Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph filed a fraud complaint today in Denver District Court against four businesses, saying their investment marketing tactics violated the Colorado Securities Act. The companies, HEI Resources, Heartland Energy Development Corp., Bedrock Energy Development and Gulf Coast Western, along with a number of associates and attorneys named in the complaint, are accused of perpetrating a long-running… Continue Reading Springs oil and gas investment promoters charged with fraud

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The city has placed plans to develop a downtown transit station on hold. The city said this morning that continued fiscal challenges and the possibility of additional cuts to transit service prompted the decision. The plans will lie dormant for “an undetermined amount of time.” A number of other factors might have contributed to the… Continue Reading City puts transit station plans on hold

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