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Companies put billions into cyber warfare

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Companies put billions into cyber warfare

Ten years ago, cyber attacks were public displays of power, mischievous and destructive ploys designed to wreak network havoc and interrupt services. Not anymore. Today’s cyber criminals are stealthy, clever and ruthless — thieves who slip in the back door unnoticed to steal information and money. The fight against cyber crime has evolved, and the… Continue Reading Companies put billions into cyber warfare

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Silent boom: Baby Boomers and Silent Generation selling same types of homes, but for different reasons

As aging members of the Silent Generation struggle to pack up their memories and move into smaller houses and assisted-living centers, Baby Boomers are still buying real estate. “There’s no easy way to define what a senior is,” said Adrian Reed, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Properties. “I certainly can’t say. I think AARP… Continue Reading Silent boom: Baby Boomers and Silent Generation selling same types of homes, but for different reasons

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Building a manufacturing pipeline

Companies and educators are working to connect people with manufacturing jobs As 2013 kicks off, so has an initiative by El Paso and Teller county teachers, employers and workforce specialists to ensure that when manufacturers put out a “Now Hiring” call, there will be skilled workers ready to answer. Those working in the manufacturing sector… Continue Reading Building a manufacturing pipeline

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The time is now: Other cities already ahead of Springs before next BRAC process

It’s never too early to start planning for the next Base Realignment and Closure round of military cutbacks. But for Colorado Springs, it already could be too late. Years ago, other states started investing heavily in commissions and reports to address the upcoming BRAC process, which likely will occur in 2015 and be implemented in… Continue Reading The time is now: Other cities already ahead of Springs before next BRAC process

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Building a better battery

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Building a better battery

Helped by DOE funding, UCCS to build prototype for powering electric cars The path toward much-advanced batteries for electric cars might begin in Colorado Springs. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs received a $716,000 Department of Energy grant last week to build a better electric-vehicle battery system. That $716,000 is just UCCS’ portion of a… Continue Reading Building a better battery

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National spotlight: Pikes Peak National Bank recognized for work with local small businesses

Robin Roberts took a seat under some bright lights and the video cameras started rolling. Roberts, the president of Pikes Peak National Bank, talked about the thing she loves most: community banks’ relationship with small businesses. Community banks are small businesses themselves, she said, so they know the challenges and the needs that come with… Continue Reading National spotlight: Pikes Peak National Bank recognized for work with local small businesses

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More isn’t enough: Area nonprofits face 2013 with flat donations, increased demand

As charities in the Colorado Springs area tally their final donations for 2012, some say they’ll end the year slightly higher than 2011, despite the concerns of possible donor fatigue after the Waldo Canyon fire. But another factor has come into play for many of the region’s nonprofits as they head into 2013. They’re facing… Continue Reading More isn’t enough: Area nonprofits face 2013 with flat donations, increased demand

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Mayor Steve Bach Colorado Springs As Mayor Steve Bach looks to the new year, he’s optimistic about job creation in the Springs and he’s not backing down from his goal of 6,000 more civilians employed in the coming year. In August, Bach asked Summit Economics to determine how many jobs would be necessary to get… Continue Reading Local leaders feel hopeful about prospects for year to come

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New hires, implementing a newly created vision and even more interaction with local industry top the list of things to expect from the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance in the next year. Created in early 2012, the Business Alliance is the result of a merger between the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the… Continue Reading Business Alliance leaders expecting year of action

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Residential real estate: 2013 could be good year

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After at least four years of slow sales and Realtors getting out of the game, the residential real estate market made a turn in 2012 that brokers are hopeful can be sustained in 2013. “Man. I wish I had my crystal ball,” said Joe Clement, broker owner of Re/Max Properties. “But if it continues like… Continue Reading Residential real estate: 2013 could be good year

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