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Peak Vista plans to use $1.3 million received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create new mobile health services.The grant will provide money for two years, and covers both the staff and operations of mobile health services, which will bring care to children in their neighborhoods. Peak Vista was the only community health… Continue Reading Peak Vista creates new services, staff positions

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Springs’ home values hold fairly steady

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Once again local home values profiled favorably when compared to Denver or to other states, at least based on results of the latest Standard & Poor’s/Case-Schiller Home Prices Index survey. Denver saw a 5.1 percent decline in home values from January 2008 to January 2009, but the single-digit result paled in comparison to the other… Continue Reading Springs’ home values hold fairly steady

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Accounting board changes asset rules

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The board that sets U.S. accounting standards on Thursday gave companies more leeway when valuing assets and reporting losses, providing a potential boost to battered banks’ balance sheets.The independent Financial Accounting Standards Board voted to adopt new guidelines under the so-called mark-to-market accounting rules, which require companies to value assets at prices… Continue Reading Accounting board changes asset rules

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Wind association launches blog

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The American Wind Energy Association has launched “Into the Wind,” a blog dedicated to the wind energy industry. The site draws on the expertise and experience of AWEA members and staff, and offers up-to-date information about advances in wind energy technology and other developments within the indsutry itself.

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Group of 20 to increase IMF funding

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Global leaders made headway Thursday on tackling the world financial crisis, with new clampdowns likely on tax havens and hedge funds and more funds heading to the International Monetary Fund so it can boost loans to struggling countries.Officials close to the negotiations said the Group of 20 nations could triple their funding for the IMF… Continue Reading Group of 20 to increase IMF funding

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City gains “greener” reputation

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Colorado Springs is again attracting national attention – this time not for its expanding military population or faith-based organizations, but for its ranking as the #6 city on SustainLane.com’s “Top Ten Alternative Fueled City Fleets.” The survey was conducted by SustainLane, a “people powered guide to sustainable living” Web site that tracks and promotes green… Continue Reading City gains “greener” reputation

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Health education, research center opens

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The only nonprofit center in Southern Colorado to focus on education and research in the health sciences opened this week in Colorado Springs.The Julie Penrose Health Education and Research Center, located at 6071 East Woodmen Road at the St. Francis Medical Center campus, is a community-based, state-of-the-art medical center that will focus on health sciences… Continue Reading Health education, research center opens

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Job cuts fell in March

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The number of planned job job cuts in the United States fell for the second consecutive month in March, falling 19.3 percent from February, according to a report by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. The March figure was the lowest since October 2008, and comes on the heels of a 23 percent decline… Continue Reading Job cuts fell in March

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Colorado can get up to an additional $2.3 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help hospitals treat patients without insurance. Payments will be made to hospitals that serve a disproportionate share of low-income or uninsured patients. In Colorado Springs, both Penrose-St. Francis Health Centers and Memorial Health System are disproportionate share hospitals, but… Continue Reading Springs hospitals could receive stimulus money

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Construction spending fell for a fifth straight month in February as another big drop in home building offset a slight rebound in nonresidential construction.The Commerce Department said Wednesday that February construction activity dropped 0.9 percent, less sharply than the 1.5 percent decline economists expected. Total construction has been falling since October. The… Continue Reading Construction spending falls for fifth straight month

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