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$6.2 M contract for T Square

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The T Square Logistics Services Corp. of Colorado Springs has been awarded a $6.2 million contract to provide logistics services at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas.

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Design input sought for Memorial skate park

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Know anyone who likes to skateboard? If so, they might want to attend a series of design input meetings for a skate park scheduled to be built in Memorial Park next year. The public input meetings are scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the City Auditorium, 221… Continue Reading Design input sought for Memorial skate park

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Jobless claims surge to eight-month high

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Claims for unemployment benefits increased by 28,000 last week to reach the highest level in eight months – which was largely unexpected by economists. The U.S. Labor Department said yesterday that applications for benefits hit 337,000 last week, an increase of 28,000 from the week before. That’s the biggest one-week increase since claims jumped 42,000… Continue Reading Jobless claims surge to eight-month high

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Today’s New York Times features a travel story about Manitou Springs – and what distinguishes it from neighboring Colorado Springs. Manitou is described as a jewel box of a village. Colorado Springs is described as a sprawling, chain-stored center of conservative evangelical Christianity. Manitou is a place where ill people find healing from its mineral… Continue Reading Manitou, Colorado Springs contrasted in N.Y. Times

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The most recently tallied retirement savings numbers show Americans’ savings assets totaled $16.6 trillion at the end of the first quarter of this year. The numbers, which come from the Investment Company Institute, also show that retirement savings account for 38 percent of all household financial assets. The news makes March of this year a… Continue Reading Retirement savings watermark set during first quarter

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National media speculate on USOC move

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The national media have begun to weigh in on the possibility that the United States Olympic Committee might leave Colorado Springs – and at least one reporter has some discouraging words. NBC Sports reporter Alan Abrahamson wrote yesterday there’s a real chance the USOC could be leaving Colorado Springs. “There’s considerable sense in running a… Continue Reading National media speculate on USOC move

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The Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for outstanding Colorado small business owners for its May 2008 Small Business Week Awards event. There are 10 categories this year, including the Small Business Person of the Year Award. The Colorado Small Business Person of the Year will compete for national honors at the SBA’s National Small… Continue Reading Nominate your favorite entrepreneur for an SBA award

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Most of Colorado’s doctors will not see a rate increase for their medical malpractice insurance next year. COPIC insurance company, which covers more than 80 percent of the privately insured doctors in the state, said there would be no rate increase for the second year in a row. The insurance company will also return $12… Continue Reading No rate increase for malpractice insurance next year

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The latest fatal and nonfatal injury figures Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry Total recordable cases 4,085,400 in 2006 Cases involving days away from work 1,183,500 in 2006 Cases involving sprains, strains, tears 503,530 in 2005 Cases involving injuries to the back 270,890 in 2005 Cases involving falls 255,750 in 2005 Total fatalities (all sectors)… Continue Reading Workplace injuries drop to lowest rate in four years

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Memorial sells medical office bldg.

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Ventas Inc.of Louisville, Ky. has purchased Memorial Health System’s 223,000-square-foot medical office building at 175 S. Union Blvd. for $52 million. Hospital CFO Gary Flansburg said the transaction, which also included the sale of second building at 8890 N. Union Blvd. for more than $13.8 million, was completed Oct. 1, following negotiations that began during… Continue Reading Memorial sells medical office bldg.

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