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Long lines. Weary postal workers. Rushed customers. No more. The U.S. Postal Service has created customer convenience along with cost savings through new services aimed at busy Americans and harried business owners. The innovative postal products are especially beneficial for housebound seniors and moms who don’t want to cart their children to the post office,… Continue Reading U.S. Postal Service goes from high maintenance to high tech

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The challenges faced from globalization

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Dave Anderson from the Colorado Springs Manufacturing Task Force opened the Mayor’s International Forum on Nov. 16 with a presentation about globalization and its affects on the local economy. Anderson reiterated the Catch 22 syndrome associated with globalization. While the low cost of offshore production rewards the consumer with lower prices, outsourcing production overseas compromises… Continue Reading The challenges faced from globalization

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Raintree: Health care caught in a perfect storm

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* Name: Shawn Raintree * Organization: Kaiser Permanente * Position: Executive director * Hometown: My family moved a great deal when I was growing up. I spent the most time in Wheaton, Ill., and here in Colorado – I was an undergraduate at the Air Force Academy and got my graduate degree at the University… Continue Reading Raintree: Health care caught in a perfect storm

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Space Rendezvous bringing leaders to Colorado

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More than 200 space business professionals are expected attend the first Colorado Space Rendezvous on Dec. 8 at the Colorado History Museum in Denver. Lt. Gov. Jane Norton will open the event, which is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. “As Colorado’s delegate to the Aerospace States Association and chair of the Colorado Space… Continue Reading Space Rendezvous bringing leaders to Colorado

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Hazardous toys continue to be sold in stores across the country, according to a nationwide survey released by the Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG). In 2003, more than 200,000 people sought treatment in hospital emergency rooms for toy-related injuries; more than a third of those injured were under 5. Eleven children under 15 died… Continue Reading Consumer Alert: Group alerts shoppers to hidden toy hazards

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Colorado Springs residents will have additional health insurance opportunities because of an alliance between Grand Junction-based Rocky Mountain Health Plans and Memorial Hospital. Rocky Mountain has signed an exclusive agreement with Memorial Hospital to be the acute-care provider for all Rocky Mountain commercial members (including those who purchase insurance coverage directly from the health plan… Continue Reading Western Slope health plan expands in the Front Range

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People on the Move

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Kelli Connor has joined BiggsKofford’s certified public accounting practice. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder. Matthew Wigle has joined Kleinfelder Inc. as a client manager. He has 16 years of safety, industrial hygiene and environmental management experience. Andrew Flynn P.E. has joined Kleinfelder Inc. as an environmental group leader. He has a… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Retail stores across America are dusting off their Bing Crosby records for another round of holiday cheer. People of all ages are working furiously to compose final drafts of their wish lists. Everything from MP3 players to Barbie dolls will soon be snatched off store shelves. The average consumer is expected to spend $702 this… Continue Reading Get ready for Black Friday and sales tax collections

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New road paves way for Falcon development

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On Nov. 2, voters in School District 49 said no to a mill levy override of $77 million that would have lasted through the D 49 2035-2036 budget years. For the second time in two years, residents turned down the tax increase that proponents hoped would ease the strain of an increasing student population. Falcon… Continue Reading New road paves way for Falcon development

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Festive fruitcakes with a side of job hunting

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Although the holidays are a time for friends and family, gifts and goodwill, they also are a great time for the unemployed to look for work, according to area employment experts. While it might be tempting to break open a bag of chips and channel surf during holiday off times, getting out into the business… Continue Reading Festive fruitcakes with a side of job hunting

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