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Home builders are emerging from the recession with some of the strongest sales and activity figures they’ve seen in years. Continue Reading Spike in new-home sales is welcome news for builders

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Commercial loan strength returning

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Commercial loans were up 40 percent during the first two months of this year, compared to the same period last year. Land Title Guarantee Co. Manager Randy Slaybaugh, who tallied the numbers, said they are a blend of new commercial loans and refinanced and modified loans, Slaybaugh said. Industry insiders say a combination of market… Continue Reading Commercial loan strength returning

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Editor’s note: This story is part of an occasional series about the business of aging. Baby boomers will change the look of Colorado Springs’ workforce during the next five years, and that will present a host of challenges for human resource professionals. Either the workforce will look grayer as boomers opt to stay in their… Continue Reading Human resource execs grappling with aging workforce

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Smart homes employ intelligent design

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Imagine you get up to make popcorn and the movie you’re watching automatically pauses. You walk into the kitchen and, sensing your presence, the lights adjust to your preferences. Continue Reading Smart homes employ intelligent design

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Unemployed job seekers could get some extra help in learning new skills under a bill lawmakers are considering. House Bill 1272 seeks to use money — about $8 million that has already been identified in the unemployment insurance trust fund — to aid workers in learning new skills or to help them start their own… Continue Reading Job training bill, though expensive, brought back to life

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For gerontology professors and students at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the Palisades at Broadmoor Park is a living research lab … Continue Reading UCCS, Palisades at Broadmoor Park create unique partnership

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It doesn’t have a large brick-and-mortar presence, but the clinical-trial industry brings notoriety and business to Colorado Springs. In fact, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services won an award from the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer based in part on its participation in cancer drug trials. It’s the only hospital in Colorado to have earned the National… Continue Reading Clinical-trial industry has healthy presence in Springs

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New buzz and energy in the commercial real estate market has some local brokers cautiously optimistic that this is the beginning of better times, but others in the industry remain skeptical. “There’s definitely activity,” said R.D. Trinidad, president and managing broker at Hoff and Leigh. “We’re having more positive inbound calls than we’ve had in… Continue Reading Commercial real estate energy could forecast 2012 recovery

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It’s been almost a year since the city established its first public recycling program in partnership with New Jersey-based for-profit company Greener Corners. Continue Reading Greener Corners sees recycling growth in first year

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Middle market businesses could win big this year in the game of mergers and acquisitions as companies with deep pockets come out of stalemate and make a move to buy innovative firms. Private equity firms have $1 billion they’ve been sitting on for the last three years and are now looking for middle market investments… Continue Reading Business transitions: Navigating your way through a business sale

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