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Casual, trendy no way to go to the office

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Barbara Morris has a clear idea of how a man should look at the office: freshly showered, clean shaven and buttoned up in a suit, shirt and tie. “Guys who adopt unwashed disheveled trendiness cheat themselves. They miss the best opportunities in business and relationships,” she said. “Unfortunately, as in the story of the emperor… Continue Reading Casual, trendy no way to go to the office

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Change of heart about city manager

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Dear Editor: I was so wrong to send you my recent “Letter to the Editor” about City Manager Lorne Kramer. Mr. Kramer is and has been the very best person to serve in public service ever in Colorado Springs. Mr. Kramer is a highly intelligent, capable and professional man of principles. I “vented” in your… Continue Reading Change of heart about city manager

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New trade opportunities

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Congress will soon begin debating about the value of expanding trade with our friends in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador. From the perspective of a former small business owner, the prospect of expanding trade opportunities through the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement is encouraging. DR-CAFTA will level… Continue Reading New trade opportunities

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Roth's column about insurance on target

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Dear Editor: I enjoy reading Alan Roth’s articles every month in the Colorado Springs Business Journal. I believe we share much the same philosophy regarding wealth accumulation. His article on “Building wealth with insurance” is right on point. He said what needs to be said and I am glad he had the courage to say… Continue Reading Roth's column about insurance on target

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Making choices for the bigger picture

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Howard Weyers, the owner of a Michigan-based company, Weyco Inc., instructed his employees this year to quit smoking on or off the job, or lose it. Weyers, who is 70 years old and runs and lifts weights everyday, employs a full-time fitness coach to help his 200 employees adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. He… Continue Reading Making choices for the bigger picture

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Laying the foundation for a renaissance

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North Nevada projects could speed private investment Continue Reading Laying the foundation for a renaissance

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Rugby and relationships

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A couple weeks ago I went back to my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Eau Claire Rugby Club. I started playing rugby in 1982 and played actively until 2000. I will still play the odd over 40s tournament or in this case the “ancients”… Continue Reading Rugby and relationships

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Writers have skewed view of economics

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Dear Editor: Ref: May 20 Op-Ed Page Two letters from Dave Anderson and Keith Varney display a misunderstanding of economics. They both point out results of economic activity in the world that they disapprove. Mr. Varney ignores any consideration of someone making shirts at low wages; perhaps those wages are not low in their village.… Continue Reading Writers have skewed view of economics

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Other nations not playing by trade rules

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Dear Editor: In answer to Mike Boyd’s editorial on the trade deficit on May 13, present trade relations with China and others is distorted by many factors.&#160 Among these: &#1601.&#160 They fail to float their Yuan (yen) per World Trade Organization rules. 2.&#160 They subsidize manufacturing while in the U.S. we tax production.&#160 Subsidies are… Continue Reading Other nations not playing by trade rules

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Editor’s note: In December, the University of Denver announced the formation of the Colorado Economic Futures Panel to analyze the state’s fiscal situation and provide a platform for informed discussion and possible solutions. Sixteen business and civic leaders from across the state comprise the panel, including Dick Celeste, president of Colorado College. This is part… Continue Reading Are low taxes shortchanging kids' education?

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