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More than 116,000 U.S. jobs and nearly $19 billion in investment could be lost in a single year if renewable energy tax credits are not extended by Congress. Navigant Consulting found that more than 76,000 jobs are at risk in the wind industry, in addition to about 40,000 in the solar industry. Colorado is one… Continue Reading Loss of renewable energy tax credit would cost jobs, billions in investment

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More grants from Governor’s Energy Office

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The Governor’s Energy Office has selected 12 matching grant award recipients for the 2008 Colorado Energy Star New Homes program. Colorado Springs Utilities, representing the City of Colorado Springs, was one of the winners. The program encourages city and county officials to work with residential builders to help them earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s… Continue Reading More grants from Governor’s Energy Office

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OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) _ McDonald’s Corp. today reported strong sales increases in Europe and modest gains in the United States last month, easing investor concerns about fallout from an economic slowdown. The world’s largest fast-food chain said same-store sales rose 5.7 percent in January, driven by the international growth and the weak dollar which… Continue Reading McDonald’s 5.7 percent January sales boost eases investor concerns; stock jumps

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DETROIT (AP) _ Chrysler LLC plans to significantly reduce its product lineup and number of dealerships as the automaker rolls out a new corporate initiative, a Chrysler dealer in Texas said today. The automaker has told dealers as it outlines its Project Genesis plan that it could cut its number of models by as much… Continue Reading Dealer says Chrysler plans to significantly reduce its product, dealership lineups

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As a city, we’ve got rock-hard abs, glutes of steel, not to mention speed, endurance and maximal oxygen uptake. How do we know? Because Men’s Fitness Magazine just named Colorado Springs “the fittest city in America.” We beat out all of those nacho-munchin’, beer-guzzling, fast-food gobbling couch potatoes in every other city in America, including… Continue Reading Colorado Springs named ‘fittest city in America’

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COPPeR, Experience Springs win state grant

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Two Colorado Springs organizations that promote tourism earned a matching grant of $15,000 from the Colorado Tourism Office. Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, the convention and visitors’ bureau, and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, or COPPeR, will use the shared grant money to enhance PeakRadar.com, a cultural activities calendar for the… Continue Reading COPPeR, Experience Springs win state grant

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Retail still unsteady in January

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The Associated Press NEW YORK – The nation’s retailers delivered more evidence of a stumbling economy, as merchants including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported weak January results, extending a malaise that has deepened since the holiday shopping season. The disappointing sales figures made it clear that consumers wrestling with high gas and food prices, a slumping… Continue Reading Retail still unsteady in January

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The Governor’s Energy Office has awarded $350,000 in grants to eight organizations for “New Energy Economic Development,” or NEED, efforts. NEED grants must be used to develop emerging technologies that could attract additional investment to Colorado’s growing energy-efficiency and renewable-energy industries. Tom Plant, director of the energy office, said the grant program gives organizations a… Continue Reading Governor’s office to award $650,000 in energy grants

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2007 brings mixed results for insurance industry

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Life and health insurers had a strong first three quarters of 2007, and property and casualty insurers are continuing to hold on, even as profits are dropping, according to SNL Financial’s statutory insurance data. The life insurance industry earned $28 billion during the first nine months of 2007, up $3 billion from a year ago,… Continue Reading 2007 brings mixed results for insurance industry

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Csintyan named chamber CEO

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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has chosen Dave Csintyan as its new president and CEO. Csintyan, who has been with the chamber since 2002 as president of business affairs, was named interim CEO after Will Temby left the job in August. The chamber board of directors chose Csintyan after a national search.

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