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URS 3Q profit grows 29%

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International engineering giant URS Corp. reported revenue growth for the third quarter of 29 percent or $1.27 billion. The San Francisco-based company is one of the largest engineering design firms worldwide, with 370 offices in the U.S. and in more than 20 countries. The firm is working on about 35 projects in Southern Colorado.

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Nearly 60 percent file tax returns online

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More people are E-filing Year Total Returns (millions) Total E-filings (millions) Percent E-file 1997 121.5 19.2 16% 1998 123.8 24.6 20% 1999 125.9 29.3 23% 2000 128.4 35.4 28% 2001 131.0 40.2 31% 2002 131.7 46.9 36% 2003 131.6 52.9 40% 2004 132.2 61.5 47% 2005 134.0 68.5 51% 2006 136.1 73.3 54% Fifty-seven percent… Continue Reading Nearly 60 percent file tax returns online

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Does inner CEO have answers?

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Mounting mortgage despair? Looming legal issues? Reporting revenue declines? What’s an executive to do during these troubled times? Tap into your inner CEO. That’s what CEO consultant to the corporate stars Alan Cox says. He’s authored a new book, “Your Inner CEO,” in which he coaches CEO types on how to deal with difficult questions… Continue Reading Does inner CEO have answers?

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State, IRS partner to curb employment tax fraud

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The Internal Revenue Service and more than two dozen state workforce agencies have agreed to share employment tax examinations results. The agreements, part of the Questionable Employment Tax Practice initiative, will provide a centralized, uniform means for the IRS and state employment officials to ensure that businesses comply with federal and state tax requirements. “Combining… Continue Reading State, IRS partner to curb employment tax fraud

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Colorado now nation’s biggest beer producer

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Colorado is known for its majestic mountain ranges, natural beauty, rich history – and now for beer. The state outpaced former first place beer producer California last year when it produced more than 23.3 million barrels or 724.5 million gallons of beer, according to newly released data from the Beer Institute. California now ranks No.… Continue Reading Colorado now nation’s biggest beer producer

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This Veterans Day, Nov. 11th, all Colorado Springs Water Works Car Wash locations will give free car washes to military veterans. No I.D. is required to get the free wash. “Your word is all we need to give you the wash for free,” said Water Works CEO Jim Spinato. The free washes will offered from… Continue Reading Water Works salutes veterans with free car wash

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FDIC approves new banking rule

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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has approved a rule that requires certain large banks to calculate risk-based capital requirements using their own internal parameters to determine credit and operational risk. It is the final rule of the Basel II Capital Accord. Under the new regulation, banks will be able to calculate specific credit risks to… Continue Reading FDIC approves new banking rule

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The Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra Foundation has given $500,000 to the Bee Vradenburg Foundation to disperse in support of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. CSSO Foundation Board Chair Mary Ellen McNally said transferring the money to the Bee Vradenburg Foundation was the “perfect” way to ensure responsible management and disbursement of money in future years. The… Continue Reading CSSO Foundation gives $500,000 for Philharmonic support

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Growth outlook bleak for manufacturers

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Manufacturing growth plans during the next 12 to 24 months Plan to expand business: 25% Yes 75% No Of those planning expansion: 21% Expand at current locations 20% Enhance customer service 18% Add new products 18% Add locations 11% Provide more services 8% Other 4% Acquisitions Small manufacturing companies don’t seem to be very optimistic… Continue Reading Growth outlook bleak for manufacturers

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The holiday season means a lot of differing things to different people, but for the post office it surely means one thing – a lot of work. Postal carriers will deliver an estimated 21 billion pieces of mail this season. So, to ensure smooth, timely delivery of holiday packages, the Colorado Springs branch of the… Continue Reading Post office offers holiday mailing tips, deadlines

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