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Just what has the IRS been up to?

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During fiscal year 2008, the Internal Revenue Service collected more than $2.3 trillion in taxes and processed more than 250 million returns and filed more than 101 million returns. Want to know what else the IRS is up to? It’s all in the annual IRS Data Book, which was posted on the Web today. The… Continue Reading Just what has the IRS been up to?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that Colorado’s cigarette smoking rate significantly declined from 1998 through 2007. The CDC analyzed data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey and found that smoking prevalence decreased in 44 states including Colorado – which decreased from 22.8 percent in 1998 to 18.7 percent in… Continue Reading Coloradoans butting out: 10-year smoking trend declining

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Police bust local I.D. theft ring

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Colorado Springs Police have arrested three local people accused of running a small identity theft ring. Fox 21 News is reporting that police arrested 24-year-old Corey Barnett Skinner, 32-year-old Mark Nielsen, and 22-year-old Amanda Stillwell. All three are accused of stealing and using credit card information from at least 48 people. They’re also accused of charging… Continue Reading Police bust local I.D. theft ring

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Eleven debt management and credit counseling companies have settled investigations with the Colorado Attorney General office under credit and consumer laws that went into effect last year. The companies will refund a total of $923,370 in program fees to 912 Colorado consumers. Debt management companies generally work with unsecured debt such as credit cards and… Continue Reading Eleven debt management companies settle with A.G.

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Colorado’s share of weatherization stimulus money could mean some jobs for the state. The federal government will give Colorado more than $128 million for the state’s weatherization and energy programs as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet said Colorado will get $79.5 million for the weatherization program… Continue Reading Weatherization money could blow a few jobs into town

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March Madness: threat or therapy?

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In years past, employers looked at March Madness with disdain – a time of reduced productivity and distracted employees. But, this year, some analysts say companies should welcome - even encourage – sports distractions. “In this economy, employees are disinclined to do anything that might put their jobs at higher risk than they already are,” said… Continue Reading March Madness: threat or therapy?

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AAA Colorado reports that travel to Hawaii – one of Coloradoans’ top five annual getaway destinations – has become more affordable – due in part to the overall economy. The biggest savings this year can be found in Maui or Oahu where the average price for hotel and airfare from Denver for two people has… Continue Reading Colorado travelers finding Hawaii more affordable

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Red Noland to begin selling used cars

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Red Noland Auto Group plans to begin selling selling off-brand used cars by early next week. The dealership has sold both new and used Cadillacs, Saabs, Infinities and Jaguars, but will now sell other types of used cars at an expanded a portion of their existing compound that was renovated in 2008. The used cars… Continue Reading Red Noland to begin selling used cars

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Vail CEO skips pay, cuts wages

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Vail Resorts’ CEO will forego pay for a year and the resort will cut wages to save jobs and more than $10 million a year, executives announcedyesterday. CEO Rob Katz will not take any salary for a year and then take 15-percent pay cut the following year. He also will not participate in any stock… Continue Reading Vail CEO skips pay, cuts wages

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G.H. Phipps wins national safety award

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A local general contractor was one of five Colorado companies named as among the nation’s safest contractors of 2008 by the Associated General Contractors of America. G.H. Phipps Construction Co. and Colorado Springs-based G.E. Johnson Construction were recognized with first and second place “Construction Safety Excellence” awards respectively in the “Building Division,” 700,000 to 1… Continue Reading G.H. Phipps wins national safety award

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