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A report today from the Food and Drug Administration contains some disturbing news – that surgeons leave parts of medical devices inside patients nearly 1,000 times a year. “Patients may not be aware that this has occurred,” said Dr. Daniel Schultz, director of the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “CDRH receives nearly 1,000… Continue Reading Medical devices left inside patients 1,000 times a year

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State’s 2007 payroll numbers strong

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Colorado’s seasonally adjusted figures for non-farm payroll were close to 2.35 million, up from 2.3 million in December 2006, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December 2007 report released this month. That puts Colorado on the list of 23 states with “statistically significant employment changes” from last year. Colorado employers added 45,100 jobs during… Continue Reading State’s 2007 payroll numbers strong

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Year end sees slowdown for contractors

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The value of nonresidential construction starts during 2007 was up 11.2 percent from 2006, according to Reed Construction Data, a national construction industry research firm. On a month-to-month basis, job starts increased 5.2 percent during December after weak showings during October and November. However, starts weakened at the end of 2007, with the final three… Continue Reading Year end sees slowdown for contractors

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Dow Jones adds to index family

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Dow Jones Indexes and Wilshire Associates, a global investment services and consulting firm, announced that Bahrain, Kuwait and Sri Lanka will be added to the Dow Jones Wilshire Global index family. Michael A. Petronella, president of Dow Jones Indexes, said the countries were added because of the growing importance of such emerging markets to the… Continue Reading Dow Jones adds to index family

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The Western Strategies Center will unveil its first report: the state of local health care at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Carnegie Room of downtown’s Penrose Library. Created by former Congressional candidate Jay Fawcett, WSC is a nonprofit organization that serves as a clearinghouse of information on local issues. In its report, the… Continue Reading Western Strategies Center to present health care report

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In remarks to the Jefferson County Association of Realtors this week, Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of real estate for the National Association of Realtors said Denver may have escaped the worst of the housing slump. Factors that led to that conclusion included Denver’s lower-than-national-average unemployment rate and stronger job creations statistics,… Continue Reading Denver’s housing market in enviable position

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Job seekers confident about finding employment

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Despite a troubled U.S. economy, 25 percent of job seekers believe they’ll find jobs within two months, according to Challenger, Gray and Christmas. The firm surveyed 500 people during December and found that the overall confidence about the job market is higher than last year. Only 16 percent were as confident in 2006. About two-thirds… Continue Reading Job seekers confident about finding employment

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Buzz with the Bs to address business issues

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The Better Business Bureau is holding its monthly networking meeting “Buzz with the Bs.” Speakers will discuss a variety of business topics. All meetings are scheduled from 7:15 to 9 a.m. on the second Friday of each month at The Caddie Shack restaurant at the Valley Hi Golf Course. Below is a list of scheduled… Continue Reading Buzz with the Bs to address business issues

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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. have decided not to merge. The announcement came today after several months of discussion about the matter. While the two organizations have some overlapping goals, representatives said they decided against a merger in order to stay committed to their respective missions.… Continue Reading Chamber, EDC not merging

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Glass half full for CEOs

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CEO confidence in the U.S. economy fell again in the final quarter of 2007. A report from the Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence shows executive optimism ratings have fallen to 39 – a score of less than 50 reflects a generally negative response from most CEOs. The last time the measure fell below 40… Continue Reading Glass half full for CEOs

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