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Construction inspired by the faithful

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Construction might have slowed to a recessionary crawl in large urban business districts, at suburban office campuses or in industrial parks, but faith-based work continues to multiply like the proverbial “loaves and fishes.” Continue Reading Construction inspired by the faithful

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The business model for medicine is changing — and the way doctors practice will change with it. Boutique medicine is on one end — and Wal-Mart walk-in clinics are on the other. Working directly for a hospital is somewhere in the middle. “Being part of a large practice associated with a hospital allows you to… Continue Reading Penrose bucking trend of putting doctors on payroll

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Talbots Inc., which paid $517 million for the J. Jill chain of apparel stores during 2006, has agreed to sell the chain for $75 million to Jill Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital, a San Francisco-based private investment group. The new owners purchased 204 of the 279 locations and agreed to retain J.… Continue Reading Retail roundup: J. Jill staying in Shops at Briargate

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Colorado’s rural areas are facing a serious shortage of health care providers — but Kaiser Permanente is giving $2.4 million to the University of Colorado at Denver’s Health Science Center to help train more medical professionals who will work in isolated areas the state. The money will establish an Interdisciplinary Rural Training and Service Program,… Continue Reading Kaiser donates $2.4 million to shore up rural care

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Freedom names replacement CEO

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Freedom Communications has named Burl Osborne, former publisher of The Dallas Morning News and former chairman of the board of The Associated Press, as its new CEO. He will take over next month for Scott Flanders, who left the job to take the helm at Playboy Enterprises. Osborne has served on Freedom’s board as an independent… Continue Reading Freedom names replacement CEO

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Would-be entrepreneurs eyeing franchises

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When people find themselves without a job (read, laid off because of the economy), it opens new chapters in their lives. But the declines on Wall Street and Main Street have led to increases in entrepreneurship. Nationally, new business activity increased in all regions (except the Midwest) during 2008, according to the Kauffman Index of… Continue Reading Would-be entrepreneurs eyeing franchises

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Two million dollar commercial deals closed

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They don’t happen every day. In fact, since the recession began, million dollar deals have become the exception rather than the rule — except during the past few weeks when two high-dollar deals were closed. Peak Commercial Properties broker John Rodgers contacted the CSBJ with news of a significant industrial building sale at 6035 Galley… Continue Reading Two million dollar commercial deals closed

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The total number of people on the unemployment insurance rolls dropped for the first time since early January, the government said Thursday, while new claims for benefits rose slightly.The report shows that job losses are easing after companies made deep cuts earlier this year. But it’s not clear whether recipients of unemployment… Continue Reading Jobless benefit numbers drop by nearly 6.7 million

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People on the Move – June 18, 2009

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Betsy Wernet has joined Re/Max Properties Inc. as a broker associate in the north office. She was a registered nurse for 14 years before becoming a licensed Realtor. Paul Jensen has joined Re/Max Properties Inc. as a broker associate in the north office. He was a firefighter and paramedic for 14 years, and also has… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 18, 2009

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A private research group says its forecast of economic activity rose in May, the second straight gain after seven months of declines. The Conference Board says its index of leading economic indicators, designed to forecast activity in the next three to six months, rose 1.2 percent. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected a 0.9 percent… Continue Reading Leading economic indicators up more than expected

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