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People on the Move – August 21, 2009

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Jeff Greene has been named National County Leader of the Year for 2009. He is administrator for El Paso County. Laura Harding has joined Re/Max Properties Inc. as a broker associate in the north office. She will focus on relocation, military, first-time homebuyers and residential properties. Jessica Johnson-Simmons has been named 211 center manager for… Continue Reading People on the Move – August 21, 2009

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Some insurance companies still wary of new cancer treatment Westley Fong wasn’t supposed to live to see Christmas this year. His oncologist told him there was nothing more he could do for a tumor behind Fong’s eye. His stage four cancer, in remission since 2003, had returned and spread to his lower back. But Fong… Continue Reading Cyberknife effective, but not available to everyone

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Credit Card Act provisions take effect today

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Two provisions of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 take effect today. Creditors must now provide written notice 45 days prior to the effective date of: (1) any increase in an annual percentage rate; and (2) any significant change, as determined by rule of the Federal Reserve Board, in the terms of the… Continue Reading Credit Card Act provisions take effect today

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Colorado home builders are part of a lobbying group asking Congress to extend the $8,000 tax credit for homebuyers past the Dec. 1 deadline – and to allow everyone buying a principal residence to receive the credit.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance this week for businesses wishing to minimize adverse affects of the upcoming flu season – sick employees should stay home. Officials said they want to encourage flexible human resource sick-time policies. “If employees are sick, they need to be encouraged to stay home. If people begin to… Continue Reading Centers for Disease Control: If sick, stay home

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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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