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Retail sales predictions for 2008

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The National Retail Federation is predicting that retail industry sales will increase 3.5 percent this year. NRF analysts expect the current slow pace in sales growth to continue before picking up in the second half of the year, with sales increasing 3.2 percent in the first half of the year followed by a 3.8 percent… Continue Reading Retail sales predictions for 2008

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2008 could be the golden year

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2008 could be shaping up to be a golden year – at least, for those who own the precious metal. On the New York Mercantile Exchange this morning, gold for immediate delivery rose by $12 an ounce, to $908. So far this year, gold has gained 8.9 percent, while the dollar has fallen 2 percent… Continue Reading 2008 could be the golden year

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The American Solar Energy Society estimates that as many as one out of four jobs – close to 40 million jobs in the United States – could be tied to renewable energy or energy efficiency industries by 2030. The organization’s “green collar jobs” report shows that these industries already generate 8.5 million jobs in the… Continue Reading Green collar jobs on the rise

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Nearly 13 percent of registered financial advisers are losing at least a day of production each week because of compliance issues and paperwork. The 2007 Financial Advisor Compliance and Legal Concerns study conducted by Vestment Advisors Inc. of Minneapolis revealed that 39 percent of respondents are concerned about the amount of paperwork that must be… Continue Reading Compliance costing financial advisers time, money

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Nonfarm employment increases

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Total nonfarm employment increased in 38 states and the District of Columbia during November. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that compared to November 2006, nonfarm employment decreased in 10 states and was unchanged in two. Employment increased everywhere except in Ohio, minus 0.2 percent, and Michigan, minus 1.8 percent. The biggest year-over-year percentage gains… Continue Reading Nonfarm employment increases

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‘PowerBank’ coming to Colorado

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U.S. Bank is expanding its “PowerBank” customer service program to Colorado. The initiatives was launched last year in St. Louis and Portland, Ore. The Minneapolis-based bank said it had hired about 100 new Colorado employees as part of the initiative, and is expected to hire about 150 more by the end of the year, mostly… Continue Reading ‘PowerBank’ coming to Colorado

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Depression might hinder HIV treatment

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Depression hinders HIV treatment protocols, but effective medication reverses that outcome. Kaiser Permanente published the information from the largest study of its kind in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. It looked at 3,359 HIV-infected patients across the nation to measure the effects of depression – with and without selective anti-depression medication – on… Continue Reading Depression might hinder HIV treatment

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Economist predicts further interest rate cuts

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In the face of low national job growth and a surprising jump in national unemployment, the Vectra Bank Colorado Small Business Index registered 94.8 during December, up from a revised 92.7 during November 2007. That was enough to cause Vectra Bank’s corporate economist Jeff Thredgold to believe that additional federal interest rate cuts are on… Continue Reading Economist predicts further interest rate cuts

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The 17-acre Colorado Springs Post Time Greyhound Park is one of the state’s four racetracks that wants to add video-gambling machines to its operation. The state’s voters would be asked to approve a ballot issue if BLB Investors, the local track’s owners, move ahead on plans to promote redevelopment of the four facilities to a… Continue Reading Racetrack owners making another run at video gambling

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Commissioners approve developer park fees

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The El Paso County Board of Commissioners has approved the 2008 Regional and Urban Park Fees that are paid by developers per housing unit to in turn fund regional and urban parks. The fees for neighborhood parks are $105, for community parks $161 and for Regional parks $422. The Board approves these fees each year… Continue Reading Commissioners approve developer park fees

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