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Construction work a little safer last year

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Construction workers across the nation worked more but were injured less often last year. The non-fatal injuries and illnesses case rate decreased from 6.3 cases per 100 workers during 2005 to 5.9 percent last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Construction injuries and illnesses totaled 412,900… Continue Reading Construction work a little safer last year

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Be careful how you smile around the office – it says a lot about your professionalism. Raise your eyebrows with a smile and your flirting. Curl up the edges of your mouth while your brow is furled and could be perceived as condescending. That’s what Patti Wood, self-proclaimed body language expert and author of Success… Continue Reading Is your smile sending the wrong message?

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Gov. Bill Ritter will give the keynote address during the Colorado Counties, Inc. 100th Annual Conference in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. The conference will be held Nov. 27 and 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2888 S. Circle Drive. Gov. Ritter is expected to discuss healthcare, transportation and education. On Nov. 28, there will be… Continue Reading Gov. Ritter, Colorado Counties Inc. conference in Springs this week

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Low income energy bills to rise 23%

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Energy Outreach Colorado is anticipating that energy bills for low-income families will increase 23 percent this year, thanks mostly to a reduction of federal money for assistance. Last winter, between Nov. 1 and April 30, the nonprofit organization said low-income people in Colorado paid about $608 for heat and electricity. This winter, the figure is… Continue Reading Low income energy bills to rise 23%

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No work, all play on Cyber Monday

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Shhh. Don’t let your boss know it’s Cyber Monday – the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday that Americans go to work and do their holiday shopping online. Even though the management might frown on it, more and more people appear to be using the day to shop while on the company dime. This year, 68.5… Continue Reading No work, all play on Cyber Monday

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Holiday shoppers to spend an average of $471

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U.S. households are expected to spend an average of $471 on gifts during the holiday season, up from last year’s estimate of $449, The Conference Board reported this week. The survey of Christmas gift spending intentions covers a nationally representative sample of 5,000 U.S. households. It was conducted during November by TNS, the world’s largest… Continue Reading Holiday shoppers to spend an average of $471

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Whistleblower spurs U.S. to sue Lockheed Martin

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The United States has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against the Lockheed Martin Corp. that alleges that one of the company’s vendors violated the False Claims Act by overcharging the government for tools. Department of Justice officials said that during 1998, Tools & Metals Inc. won a contract from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to supply all of… Continue Reading Whistleblower spurs U.S. to sue Lockheed Martin

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Business high school coming to Denver

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Denver Public Schools board has given the given the green light for creation of the city’s first charter high school that will focus on business education, according to a story from the Denver Business Journal. The board approved the charter application of Denver Venture School. Classes are scheduled to start next fall. The school will… Continue Reading Business high school coming to Denver

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Honda hybrid reaches milestone, hits tax deadline

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The Honda Motor Co. has reached the sales mark of 60,000 hybrid cars, which means the Internal Revenue Service will begin to phase out tax credits for hybrid purchases. The tax law mandates that tax credits for buying hybrid cars begin to phase out during the second calendar quarter after the quarter in which the… Continue Reading Honda hybrid reaches milestone, hits tax deadline

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Thanksgiving bus service

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Mountain Metropolitan Transit will operate the fixed-route Mountain Metro and paratransit Metro Mobility on the following schedule for Thanksgiving: Nov. 22 – Sunday service Nov. 23 – Regular Friday service Holiday bus service is available because of the passage of the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority. The Front Range Express and the Free Downtown Shuttle… Continue Reading Thanksgiving bus service

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