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Gazette joins Yahoo Newspaper Consortium

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Crain’s BtoB magazine is reporting that The Gazette and its parent company’s flagship newspaper, the Orange County Register have joined the Yahoo Newspaper Consortium advertising network. Also joining the consortium were North Jersey Media Group’s The Record and Herald News and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Since its debut in 2006 with 176 newspapers, the consortium… Continue Reading Gazette joins Yahoo Newspaper Consortium

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Focus on the Family officials said President Barack Obama’s decision to extend benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees undermines marriage as society’s most pro-child institution. They also said the president effectivly thumbed his nose at the rule of law with the announcement. “It’s a settled principle of moral tradition and social science that says… Continue Reading Focus: Obama thumbing nose at rule of law with same-sex benefits

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United States Air Force Academy officials said today they plan to cover Falcon Field, the Academy’s baseball field, completely with turf.  Previously only the infield had been covered with artificial turf, but now both the infield and outfield will sport the faux grass. The new turf is being manufactured and installation is expected to begin later this… Continue Reading Falcon Field getting rid of grass, installing turf instead

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Three Colorado Springs-based firms were named to the state’s 2009 list of “Fifty Colorado Companies to Watch.” The standouts included Braxton Technologies, Inc., a command and control company that provides GPS signal to satellites for military and commercial use; Elope, a costume accessory designer and manufacturer; and Combat Training Systems, which makes explosive device simulators… Continue Reading Three Colorado Springs companies named to Top 50 list

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May consumer prices rise less than expected

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The Labor Department reported Wednesday that the consumer price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent last month, below analysts’ expectations of a 0.3 percent rise. Excluding volatile food and energy costs, core prices also increased 0.1 percent, matching expectations. Low inflation enables the Federal Reserve to keep a key short-term interest rate near zero,… Continue Reading May consumer prices rise less than expected

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Fresh signs that the economy is stabilizing – though at very low levels – emerged today in reports that home construction rose more than expected last month and wholesale prices remain in check. The building of new homes and apartments jumped 17.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 532,000 units from… Continue Reading Construction numbers hint at economic rebound

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A handful of local business and economic organizations have teamed to create Human Resources University, which will feature a series of 10 training classes for small businesses. Jerry Fritz, dean of the Economic and Workforce Development Division of Pikes Peak Community College, coordinated the concept after hearing from local businesses what their biggest challenges were.… Continue Reading New HR University offers to show ropes to small businesses

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El Paso County’s ambulance service can now track patterns of illness and crime on calls it responds to. American Medical Response launched the tracking program, called FirstWatch, earlier this year – and is using it to track calls with complaints of flu-like symptoms, said Laura Saenz, communications center manager for AMR. So far, no patterns… Continue Reading Ambulance illness, crime tracking system in place

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Thirty cyclists riding across the United States with Bike & Build Inc., a national affordable housing nonprofit, will be rolling into Colorado Springs July 2 to help build a house. The cyclists are traveling from Nags Head, North Carolina to San Diego, California to raise money and awareness for affordable housing causes. They stop in… Continue Reading Cross-country cyclists making Habitat stop in Springs

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If your  business needs a small infusion of cash to stay afloat, an opportunity has arrived. Small business loans are now available through America’s Recovery Capital, a temporary loan program. The Small Business Administration is accepting loans of up to $35,000, which are designed to keep small businesses open. Businesses must be for-profit to qualify. The deferred-payment… Continue Reading SBA launches new small business loan program

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