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Fast-growing nonprofit helps doctors innovate

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America’s health-care system is broken — and physicians are in a unique position to help repair it. That’s the mission behind an 18-month-old nonprofit, the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, which wants to turn doctors into innovators. The nonprofit went from 50 people in a meeting room at the University of Colorado in Denver to more… Continue Reading Fast-growing nonprofit helps doctors innovate

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UCH lease brings early rewards, thanks to stability

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University of Colorado Health hasn’t officially started running Memorial Health System, but Memorial already is benefiting from the association. After downgrading Memorial’s outlook to negative in March, Moody’s Investors Service is giving the three-hospital group an upgraded A3 bond rating and a stable outlook. University of Colorado Health has an A3 rating with a positive… Continue Reading UCH lease brings early rewards, thanks to stability

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As real estate investment heats up and the El Paso County Public Trustee’s foreclosure auctions overflow with anxious bidders, ethics have become a bigger issue. Those closest to the action say there are regular stories of investors breaking into houses to check them out before the sale, trashing houses after lien holders redeem them, banks… Continue Reading Burglary? Investors seize houses before they officially own them

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Colorado College hockey is money. The program brings in millions in ticket sales and sponsorships, attracts thousands of loyal fans and elevates the college’s profile to a national stage. CC ranks eighth in college hockey revenue behind giants like Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, and fifth when it comes to fans — with as many… Continue Reading CC hockey: King of its market

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“Green building” became a common term among construction and design circles years ago, but it’s still a buzz phrase that excites architects and worries accountants. Continue Reading Green building LEEDs way to a sustainable future

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Every year when summer tourists come to visit the Pikes Peak region, they shop and stay in Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and Woodland Park. So it’s easy to imagine what happens to businesses when they don’t come. The Waldo Canyon fire made national and international headlines when it forced the evacuation of Manitou Springs… Continue Reading Lost summer: Retailers counting losses after summer season dashed by fire

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It might not feel appropriate with sunny days still reaching into the 90s, but this is holiday party planning season. “If you don’t have your venue booked by October, you’re going to really limit your options,” said Donna Vessey, professional party planner and owner of Donna Vessey Events. This is one of her busiest planning… Continue Reading Holiday hoopla: Company events bring business to venues, vendors

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Buying new: Car sales climbing again

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Dealers of new cars in Colorado Springs aren’t using the “recession” word anymore. Instead, they’re busier than they have been in years. Continue Reading Buying new: Car sales climbing again

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Religious liberty in the United States is under siege like never before, says one local attorney who specializes in religion and legal issues. Continue Reading Religious lawsuits fill court dockets

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Bankers are often first to notice when an older adult is being bilked out of savings or retirement money by scammers and swindlers … Continue Reading Quandary: Bankers look for best way to end elder abuse

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