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By Becky Hurley and John Hazlehurst   The U.S. Olympic Committee and the city are near agreement on a renegotiated deal that would ensure the USOC’s continuing presence in Colorado Springs. A high-ranking USOC official, who requested anonymity, characterized yesterday’s announcement that LandCo Equity Partners had dropped its lawsuit against USOC as “a positive step… Continue Reading New USOC deal nearing completion?

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A company that was created to help people walk away from their car leases early, seen a 29 percent increase in business in Colorado. “Last year, people wanted out of their SUV leases because of gas prices,” said spokesman Evan Sneider. “Now, they want out of their leases because of the economy.” People who want to… Continue Reading More drivers opting to leave car leases early

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A greater number of job ads might boost consumer confidence, but state legal officials and local workforce experts say not all ads are real and should be researched. Attorney General John Suthers warned Coloradoans today to be cautious of positions advertised on Web sites. And, the same old adage applies. “If a job sounds too… Continue Reading Job ads on the rise, but many false

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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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