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NEW YORK (AP) – Shoppers, worried about job security and finding fewer options among the sales bins, remained tight-fisted during July, resulting in sluggish sales for many merchants and raising concern about the back-to-school shopping season’s health. As merchants reported their sales figures today, mall-based chains continue to be hit hardest as consumers focus on necessities.… Continue Reading Sluggish July sales show tight-fisted consumers

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Air Force families weren’t the only beneficiaries of this week’s opening of 31 new homes on Peterson Air Force Base. About $27.1 million of a budgeted $49.3 million has been paid to local construction tradesmen and suppliers.  From painters and drywallers to landscaping companies, house cleaners and finish carpenters, hundreds of Pikes Peak region workers have been on the job since last year. The housing project is… Continue Reading Airmen not only beneficiaries of Peterson housing

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Colorado Springs attorney Lindsay Fischer has prepared a brief challenging the legality of the certificates of participation that the city intends to use to fund the proposed U.S. Olympic Committee deal.

Fischer, who also represents Central Bancorp chairman Ron Johnson in his complaint filed with the city Ethics Commission about Mayor Lionel Rivera, said that these COPs would be multi-year obligations, and as such must be approved by voters.

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Dueling “truth squads” sweltered in 90-degree heat on the steps of City Hall just before noon today, each determined to present their own spin on “Baby TABOR.” Continue Reading TABOR duel at City Hall

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EPIIC launches grant competition

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With a little planning and paperwork, your company could be in the running for $40,000 in grants. The Business Revitalization and Innovation Competition is presented by The El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. About 10 companies will be chosen to compete for first, second and third place. The… Continue Reading EPIIC launches grant competition

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Health care reform boosting TV ad sales

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If you watch television,  you’ve likely seen health care reform ads – lots of health care reform ads. The Washington Post is reporting that $52 million has been spent on health care advertising so far this year – and with the August congressional recess, there is likely to be even more commercials covering the airwaves. The… Continue Reading Health care reform boosting TV ad sales

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Consumer, water laws take effect

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Four bills buttressing protection for consumers and the state’s waterways became law today. Senate Bill 119 clarifies provisions of the Colorado Water Quality Control Act, making it clear that no part of the law impairs the state’s ability to enforce penalties for companies discharging hazardous waste or hazardous materials into Colorado waters. Senate Bill 54 raises the… Continue Reading Consumer, water laws take effect

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ACS on hiring binge

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Affiliated Computer Services needs to hire 150 people by Monday. That goal, said ACS spokesman Chris Gilligan, will enable the company’s human resource department to complete  paperwork and documentation before training classes begin Aug. 17. “We had such great media coverage for the initial burst of applicants last month that I think a lot of people thought all… Continue Reading ACS on hiring binge

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Douglas Bruce apparently failed to collect enough signatures within the required time frame to put a proposed citizen initiative regarding city utilities payments in lieu of taxes on the November ballot. Under the city charter, which governs procedures for signature gathering and for submitting citizen initiated petitions, “all petitions shall be returned and filed with… Continue Reading Bruce misses signature-gathering deadline for November initiative

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Tickets for the 71st Senior PGA Championship, scheduled for May 25-30 2010 at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, go on sale today. Daily and weekly ticket packages can be purchased by visiting www.PGA.com, calling the PGA Ticketing Center at (800) PGA-GOLF (742-4653), or through TicketsWest outlets located at 115 King Soopers grocers in the Rocky Mountain… Continue Reading Senior PGA Championship tickets on sale today

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