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No need to cut training

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State, federal money  available for businesses When times get tough, creative business owners seek solutions to bolster their bottom lines — but cutting training budgets shouldn’t be one of them. Although companies in El Paso and Teller counties received $506,000 in grants during fiscal year 2009, $200,000 in state grant money went unclaimed last year.… Continue Reading No need to cut training

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While U.S. apartment vacancies rose to their highest level in 22 years, Pikes Peak region apartments were filling rapidly.
The Springs’ overall vacancy rate dropped to 8.47 percent during the second quarter for complexes of 50 units or more. That was down from 9.9 percent during the prior quarter. Continue Reading Local multifamily listed among the nation’s best

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Hundreds of visitors to the Marian House Soup Kitchen were treated to free pizza as they were welcomed by a visit from the Little Caesar’s Love Kitchen as it rolled through Colorado Springs today. The Love Kitchen, a corporate food service operation on 18-wheels that travels the United States and Canada has fed more than… Continue Reading Little Ceasar’s delivers to Marian House Soup Kitchen

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Airline job cuts affect Colorado Springs

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US Airways is cutting 600 ground jobs this fall as it continues to struggle with the slow economy – and some of those losses will impact Colorado Springs this fall. The airline said yesterday that the biggest cut will be the elimination of 340 customer service positions. Those agents will lose their jobs on Sept.… Continue Reading Airline job cuts affect Colorado Springs

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Grant makes new Falcon library possible

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Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, the first Pikes Peak region library east of Powers Boulevard will be built. The Pikes Peak Library District received a $500,000 grant from the department to aid construction of the High Prairie Library Branch, part of a $23.2 million awarded for construction, infrastructure and… Continue Reading Grant makes new Falcon library possible

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One World 2 You closing Aug. 2

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One World 2 You, an Indian export warehouse, is closing Aug. 2, after two years in business. The company, owned by Jacquelyn Lundquist, is closing because the building owner decided not to renew her lease on the space at 101 S. Sahwatch a new national tenant was found who would sign a longer term lease. “They… Continue Reading One World 2 You closing Aug. 2

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 Lone Tree-based DISH Network has agreed to pay $5.99 million to 46 states to settle allegations the satellite television provider and its third-party retailers engaged in unfair and deceptive sales practices. Colorado will receive $125,000 from the multistate settlement, according to Attorney General John Suthers. Also as part of the settlement, DISH Network has agreed… Continue Reading DISH Network agrees to $5.99 million settlement

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Freedom CEO: Bankruptcy possible

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In an interview with the Orange County Register published earlier this week, Burl Osborne, the interim CEO of Freedom Communications, said that the company is in discussions with its bankers about “restructuring.”

Freedom, which owns dozens of media properties, including the Register and the Colorado Springs Gazette, is more than $700 million in debt.

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers’ office has banned seven loan-modification companies from doing business in Colorado because they either failed to deliver promised results or engaged in deceptive advertising. The firms are Eugene Alkana Law Firm, doing business as Legal Home Solutions; Infinity Group Funding; NC Home Solutions; Traut Law Group; Nationwide Modification Center Inc.; Rescue… Continue Reading AG bans seven loan companies from doing business in Colorado

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Yesterday, President Barack Obama proposed the American Graduation Initiative, to increase college graduation rates, a prospect Pikes Peak Community College President Dr. Anthony Kinkel called the most efficient use of tax-payer dollars. “I can guarantee that if Congress can pass this initiative,” Kinkel said, “the return on investment with community colleges will be higher than… Continue Reading PPCC’s Kinkel applauds Graduation Initiative plan

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