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Nearly half the nation’s top executives surveyed by Office Team are “uncomfortable” being “friended” by an employee they manage or by their bosses. However, being friended by coworkers was ranked “somewhat comfortable” by 38 percent of respondents. Senior executives at the nation’s 1,000 largest companies weighed in on the survey. Office Team offered the following… Continue Reading Don’t even think about “friending” your boss on Facebook

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Colorado Springs’ higher education institutions fared well in U.S. News & World Report’s most recent ranking of America’s best colleges. Colorado College ranked No. 24 in the nation among liberal arts colleges. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs ranked No. 30 among schools that offer undergraduate and graduate programs but few doctoral degrees. And, the United States… Continue Reading U.S. News and World Report ranks Colorado’s colleges

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Renowned cyclist Lance Armstrong and Colorado governor Bill Ritter are reportedly “in close touch,” and are jointly planning a professional stage race to be held in Colorado during 2011. Velo News, the international journal of competitive cycling, made the report earlier this week. Other western states, such as California and Utah host stage races. As… Continue Reading Armstrong, Ritter discussing Colorado cycling race

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(A.P.) – Retailers that reported their second-quarter earnings yesterday made big strides in profitability from a year ago by slashing inventory and other costs, but executives predicted shoppers will remain tightfisted. At discounter TJX Cos., which operates T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores, the benefit of offering low prices during the recession was clear: Profit… Continue Reading Retail results top estimates, but executives remain wary

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Railroad upgrade closes access to subdivision

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Residents in the Hay Creek subdivision will have to make special arrangements if they plan to leave home Friday. The railroad crossing at Baptist Road west of Interstate 25 will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. because the Union Pacific Railroad is upgrading the railroad crossing, said Dave Rose, spokesman for the El Paso… Continue Reading Railroad upgrade closes access to subdivision

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A class action lawsuit filed today accuses Wells Fargo of fraud, claiming the bank froze millions of dollars in home equity loans by falsely claiming that its customers’ home property values had declined significantly. The suit, which was filed in the Northern District of Illinois, alleges that Wells Fargo unlawfully failed to accurately assess the value of… Continue Reading Wells Fargo Bank sued for fraud

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Some Springs residents have apparently reported seeing giant spiders they believe have hitched rides into Colorado Springs with returning U.S. Soldiers, however experts say the spiders are native to Colorado and that there’s nothing to worry about. Continue Reading Spider scare: Giant Iraqi spiders hitching Army rides into Springs?

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Attorney Lindsay Fischer filed a lawsuit yesterday afternoon in El Paso County District Court challenging the city’s proposed issuance of certificates of participation to fund the proposed economic development agreement between Colorado Springs and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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Whether it’s a chance to check out the latest in décor and amenities, curiosity about emerging communities or pent-up demand for new homes, the 2009 Parade of Homes has seen activity – and potential buyers – out in force. Kirk Standley, director of events for the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs, which sponsors… Continue Reading Parade of Homes attracts customers in “upbeat” year

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(A.P.) – Construction of new homes and apartments dipped slightly last month, missing expectations, in a sign that the building industry’s recovery from the housing bust is likely to be bumpy and gradual. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new construction fell 1 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 581,000 units,… Continue Reading US home construction falls 1 percent, misses views

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