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DoD awards health provider contracts

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TriWest will once again provide the managed care support to the Department of Defense program for the state of Colorado. The Department of Defense announced the contract – estimated at a worth of more than $16.9 billion – earlier this week. The contract will assist the military health system in 21 other western and mid-western… Continue Reading DoD awards health provider contracts

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Hospitals oppose deal to cut $155 billion

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At least one local hospital executive says the nation’s hospitals cannot afford a $155-billion-cut to Medicare and Medicaid.
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Heart Association offers iPhone application

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Everybody has an iPhone application – and now that includes the American Heart Association. iPhone applications cover everything from surfing the Web to tracking your errands. Now, users can look up CPR and other first-aid information. Users can download the application to review first aid procedures, any time, anywhere. First aid instructions are available even… Continue Reading Heart Association offers iPhone application

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Less can mean more for hotel owners

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When close competitors in the hospitality industry cut their prices, the temptation for hotel operators is to follow with reductions of their own. While that strategy pays off in increased occupancy, it usually reduces revenue per available room, or RevPAR, among all hotels in a market area. That’s the latest finding from the Cornell Center… Continue Reading Less can mean more for hotel owners

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USOC, or US no see?

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Will there be, as rumored, a presentation about the newly minted U.S. Olympic Committee deal at today’s informal City Council meeting? The answer is yes, no or maybe.  Here’s what the agenda says. “In accord with the City Charter Art. III, §3-60(d) and its incorporated Colorado Open Meetings Act, §24-6-402(4)(a,b,e), C.R.S., the City Council, in Open Session, is… Continue Reading USOC, or US no see?

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Apparently undeterred by the failure of Issue 1A during April, during its informal meeting this afternoon, City Council will consider whether to ask the voters to extend the 0.665 mill levy once again come November. The mill levy originally supported the 1989 bonds which funded Powers Boulevard and the Police Operations Center.  Unless renewed by the… Continue Reading Mill levy extension redo in November?

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Microsoft Corp. is giving a select group of technology-savvy testers an early peek at Office 2010, but it’s keeping free new Web-based versions of programs such as Word and Excel under wraps a little while longer. Today’s launch of this “technical preview” indicates Office 2010 is still on track for release in the early part… Continue Reading Office 2010 test opens; free Web versions later

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Oil tops $60 a barrel

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Oil prices rose above $60 a barrel today, halting last week’s falling trend, as investors turned to commodities for protection against a weaker dollar and after attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria. By mid-afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for August delivery was up 19 cents to $60.08 a barrel in electronic trading on the New… Continue Reading Oil tops $60 a barrel

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Tech job cuts both ways

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Job cuts in the technology sector declined significantly during the second quarter, possibly signaling a turnaround for an industry that has been impacted heavily by the recession.  Planned layoffs announced by employers in the computer, electronics and telecommunications industries totaled 33,891 during the quarter ending June 30, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.  That… Continue Reading Tech job cuts both ways

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Intel building under purchase contract

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The 1.4 million-square-foot Intel facility at 1500 Garden of the Gods Road is under contract to be purchased. Following a due diligence site visit last month, Industrial Realty Group of Los Angeles submitted its proposal to Intel, and a September closing is anticipated, said Grubb & Ellis Quantum Commercial Group broker Michael Palmer, marketing representative… Continue Reading Intel building under purchase contract

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