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Perhaps as a result of historically high foreclosure rates, tight credit or a slow residential resale market, an increasing number of homes – and some commercial buildings – are now being offered for rent. As a result, property management companies are forming to handle the workload Dominion alliance ‘hands on’ Dominion Property Management, a partnership… Continue Reading Property management companies springing up, flourishing

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People on the Move – May 8, 2009

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Josh Chesbro has been promoted to supervising audit senior at Stockman Kast Ryan and Co. Monica M. Marquez has been named deputy attorney general overseeing the Colorado Department of Law’s State Services Section. She has worked for the Colorado Department of Law since 2002. Rhett Brengarth has been named vice president of commercial lending for… Continue Reading People on the Move – May 8, 2009

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Because of a large military population that spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually, Colorado Springs has enjoyed relative economic stability despite the recession. The Army is the state’s second largest employer, with a current active-duty population of more than 20,000 soldiers. And the largest single beneficiary continues to be El Paso County – home… Continue Reading Carson’s growth helps buffer local economy

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Old is Gold

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The United States might be going through one of the deepest recessions since the early 1980s, but some businesses that cater to baby boomers and the generation that preceded them are thriving. Collin Sutz, a hearing instrument specialist at All American Hearing said his company is seeing new clients and staying busy. “You know that… Continue Reading Old is Gold

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The City of Colorado Springs has launched its new Web site, complete with a new set of tools designed to improve online services. The site is ADA-compliant and is easier for visitors to navigate.  Some of the new tools include: * A search field powered by Google to help visitors find exactly what they are looking for. * A service-oriented I Want… Continue Reading City launches improved Web site

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Effective May 15, the City Clerk’s Office will only process private security officer and taxicab driver applications for licensure from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Applications must be submitted to the police department for background investigation by 10 a.m. the day of processing. License applications for private security officers and taxicab drivers were updated this month, and… Continue Reading New hours for security officer, taxi driver applications

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Southern Colorado’s first Sunshine Farmers Market is scheduled to open May 27 at 1730 Dublin Blvd. The natural and organic grocer signed a 10-year lease with options on the space, which was purchased during April by Golden Properties LLC for $2.6 million. Sunflower’s owners also founded one of Colorado’s first successful organic grocery chains – Alfalfa’s, which later… Continue Reading Sunflower grocery to open in former Longs Drug store space

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Local economic conditions have hit bottom, and economists believe El Paso County has been through the worst of the recession. “The good news is that the economy is not deteriorating further,” said Fred Crowley, senior economist at the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and economist for the… Continue Reading Forum report: worst is over for Springs economy

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new manufacturing facility for seasonal influenza vaccine production. The facility, which is owned by Sanofi Pasteur, manufactures Fluzone Influenza Virus Vaccine, and could be used for the production of vaccines against the 2009 H1N1 influenza strain. “Increased manufacturing capacity for influenza vaccine is critical to our preparedness for influenza pandemic,”… Continue Reading FDA approves new influenza production facility

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Senate to consider credit card reforms

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One-fifth of people with credit card debt pay an interest rate above 20 percent, according to the the Government Accountability Office That fact alone has led lawmakers to consider legislation that would impose tougher restrictions on credit card companies.The Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights would limit companies’ abilities to increase interest rates and use double-billing… Continue Reading Senate to consider credit card reforms

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