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CU won’t flush away $25k

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Boulder venture capitalist Brad Feld has donated $25,000 to the University of Colorado for naming rights and a plaque on the second-floor men’s bathroom in the campus’ newly constructed technology hub. It’s an offer that was flushed away by Feld’s alma mater, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but C.U. officials took Feld up on the… Continue Reading CU won’t flush away $25k

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A new Web site for job seekers is touting itself as the “go to” site for those looking to make more than $100,000 a year. TheLadders.com advertises itself as an alternative to other sites that are overrun with unattractive, untalented, “average” workers. Membership to the site costs $180 a year and restricts listings to jobs… Continue Reading Visit “elite” site for 100K-plus jobs

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Cripple Creek mayor, casino might be too close

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Cripple Creek’s newest casino, the Wildwood, is scheduled to open during April, but American Gaming Group doesn’t yet have a gaming license and concerns are being raised about the town’s recently elected mayor being in charge of the $75 million construction project. Mayor Dan Baader denies that there is any conflict between his responsibilities to… Continue Reading Cripple Creek mayor, casino might be too close

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Accounting Standards Codification released

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board has released the Accounting Standards Codification, which will be accessible during a one-year verification phase. The standards are available on the FASB’s Web site. During the verification period, constituents are encouraged to use the free online research system and provide feedback about whether the content reflects U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting… Continue Reading Accounting Standards Codification released

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The Associated Press Democratic and Republican congressional leaders reached a tentative deal Thursday on tax rebates of $300 to $1,200 per household and business tax cuts to jolt the slumping economy. Congressional officials close to the negotiations said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio reached agreement in principle in a… Continue Reading Tax rebate deal reached

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Company creates Dog I.Q. Web site

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Everyone thinks their dog is bright, but one company has designed a way to test whether your pooch is a true genius. The PoochIQ.com Dog Intelligence Kit tests a dog’s memory, persistence, problem solving and reasoning skills. After completing 15 exercises, dogs are given an intelligence score between 55 and 150. After the test results… Continue Reading Company creates Dog I.Q. Web site

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USAA’s Andrews retiring

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Andrews Colorado Springs Business Journal media partner News Channel 13 reported today that Vic Andrews, vice president and general manager of USAA’s Colorado Springs operation, is retiring. Andrews has spent 10 years with the financial services provider and 30 years in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to joining USAA, he served as vice superintendent of… Continue Reading USAA’s Andrews retiring

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Colorado Springs to appeal Pueblo water ruling

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In this month’s Reed Construction Data report about the Rocky Mountain region, comes news that Colorado Springs Utilities is ready to appeal a November water line ruling of Pueblo District Court Judge Dennis Maes to the Colorado Court of Appeals. CSU plans to build a $1 billion pipeline to carry water from Pueblo Reservoir up… Continue Reading Colorado Springs to appeal Pueblo water ruling

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Whole Foods to nix plastic grocery bags

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Whole Foods Market is getting rid of disposable plastic bags at checkout stands across all its 270 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The goal is to be plastic-bag free by Earth Day, on April 22. The natural foods grocer is also declaring today “Bring Your Own Bag Day.” The chain… Continue Reading Whole Foods to nix plastic grocery bags

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A Colorado Springs law firm is working to help high school students produce public service announcements about underage drinking and driving. McDivitt Law Firm is working with the “My PSA” contest to ask students in grades nine through 12 to produce a 30-second commercial to discuss thoughts about the dangers of underage drinking and driving.… Continue Reading Students sought to make drunk-driving awareness video

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