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Americans are apparently using a household move as an opportunity to downsize their belongings. The average weight of a household move has decreased during the last four years, according to Mayflower Transit. The company said shipping weights has decreased 10 percent since it began tracking weights in 1994. Last year the average weigh was 6,751… Continue Reading Moving a chance to lighten the load of possessions?

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Jobs in Colorado’s clean energy economy grew more than twice as fast as overall jobs between 1998 and 2007, according to the Pew Charitable Trust. In its The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs study, Pew conducted national count of the jobs, companies and venture capital investments that supply the demand for environmentally friendly products and… Continue Reading Colorado green jobs growing twice as fast as other jobs

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The results of a new nationwide Office Team survey are clear: once summer rolls around, employees crave flexible schedules and early Friday quitting times. About 38 percent of 457 workers polled said they want the flexible schedules , and 32 percent said they want to leave work early on Fridays. “Employees appreciate flexibility in their… Continue Reading Poll states obvious: workers want to leave early on Fridays, be outside in summer

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The rate at which financial companies make purchases to gain de novo banking charters, like a deal Central Bancorp announced this week, could be speeding up. Central Bancorp, which has been trying to get a banking charter to open a bank in Colorado Springs for about two years, is under agreement to acquire Farmers &… Continue Reading Deals like Central Bancorp’s a growing prospect

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LandCo Equity Partners and the U.S. Olympic Committee said today that they have resolved all disputes relating to the USOC and LandCo’s relationship as part of the project to retain the USOC in Colorado Springs. Because they resolved these disputes, LandCo dismissed the USOC from its lawsuit captioned LandCo Equity Partners, LLC et. al. v. The City… Continue Reading LandCo drops suit against USOC

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Elliman takes new state COO job

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Don Elliman, director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development, was named Monday to the new post of chief operating officer for the state. He will oversee the state’s federal stimulus money. “Bringing Don into the new role of COO will allow us to more fully integrate his private-sector management skills, his economic-development leadership and his… Continue Reading Elliman takes new state COO job

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Colorado Springs employers are expected to hire at a faster pace than any other city in the state during the third quarter of this year, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released Tuesday. Between July and September, 22 percent of Colorado Springs employers surveyed by Manpower said they planned to hire employees. Only 14 percent… Continue Reading Springs’ hiring projections tops in state

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department has approved 10 of the nation’s largest banks to repay $68 billion in government bailout money. The department on Tuesday said the banks, which were not named, will be allowed to repay the money they received from the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program created by Congress last October… Continue Reading 10 big banks get OK to repay $68B in bailout money

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Wholesalers slashed inventories more than expected in April as businesses struggled to get stockpiles in line with falling sales.Still, analysts were slightly encouraged because sales dipped at a slower pace than in the previous month. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that wholesale inventories fell 1.4 percent in April, more than the 1.1… Continue Reading April wholesale inventories fall 1.4 percent

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Labor productivity up

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It may be wishful thinking, but some commercial real estate analysts believe economic belt tightening has encouraged better than expected labor productivity – and better market conditions for the industry. Usually during a recession, labor productivity decreases as businesses only gradually reduce payrolls to match their reduced order flows, Grubb & Ellis reported this week.   During… Continue Reading Labor productivity up

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