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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s call to raise taxes on high earners and greenhouse gas polluters met fierce opposition Tuesday from congressional Republicans and also a few Democrats. “I would never want to adversely affect anything that is charitable or good,” Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee,… Continue Reading Parties at odds over Obama greenhouse tax plan

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USOC to cut work force

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Olympic Committee announced today it will trim its workforce, further reduce programming and slash more administrative expenses in cost-cutting measures that should save $7.1 million.A gloomy economic forecast prompted the 10-member USOC board to implement the undetermined number of layoffs, expected within a month among 330 employees at the Olympic Training… Continue Reading USOC to cut work force

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Local realtor Curbow on HGTV

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It’s not every day a Colorado Springs real estate company can land a spot on a national cable network, but Mercie Curbow, managing broker for Century 21 Curbow Realty knows it can be done. At 7 p.m.Thursday, March 5 at Curbow Realty broker Jeff Robinson and his client, Marcus Garcia, a Naval Reserve sailor home… Continue Reading Local realtor Curbow on HGTV

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During 2008, Colorado was the No. 1 supplier of beef and beef variety meats to Canada, the No. 2 supplier to Japan and Mexico and the No. 1 supplier of fresh chilled beef to Korea. For the first time, beef exports from Colorado exceed levels reached prior to the closure of most major  U.S. beef markets during… Continue Reading Colorado beef: It’s what’s for dinner–internationally

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers will receive $1.3 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money will aid 5,240 patients and create at least 40 jobs. The money is being distributed by the Health and Human Services Administration and is part of $155 million in grants set aside for community health centers. “These… Continue Reading Peak Vista stimulus money to create 40 jobs

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Aspen vacation homes going fast

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Pikes Peak region residents who have money to spare could opt for a “carpe diem” investment in time-share ownership at the high-class vacation community in Aspen, Residences at The Little Nell, for just a few million dollars.

But you’d better hurry – they’re going fast.
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‘Aggressive’ battle plan short on specifics, critics say
WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said today the new administration will wage an aggressive battle against the worst financial crisis in seven decades through programs designed to increase consumer lending and remove toxic assets from banks’ balance sheets.
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Small business tax tips for 2008

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The National Association for the Self-Employed is encouraging small business owners to get an early jump on their taxes with top tax tips for 2008. Among the tips are: Visit www.NASE.org or www.IRS.gov to determine whether you should have your taxes calculated professionally. Determine whether cash or accrual accounting is best for your business. Always… Continue Reading Small business tax tips for 2008

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The Colorado Commission on Higher Education has approved the Falcon extension of Pikes Peak Community College. The new campus will be housed in the former Falcon Middle School, off Highway 24. It will be the fourth campus for PPCC and the first new site in more than 10 years. The location of the campus will… Continue Reading PPCC to add Falcon campus

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SBA launches fed contract guide

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The Small Business Administration launched a free online course this week, titled “Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts.” Designed for small businesses, small firms in underserved markets and women entrepreneurs, the Business Opportunities online course provides information about the $400 billion federal markets, contract rules and how to sell to the government. Business… Continue Reading SBA launches fed contract guide

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