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House Bill 1292

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Most Coloradoans are not aware, until it is too late, that some fairly recent everyday practices that have developed in the homeowners’ insurance industry threaten their ability to buy a home in Colorado and insure it. Homeowners who call their insurance companies to report damage or make a coverage inquiry – but don’t make a… Continue Reading House Bill 1292

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SBA 2003-2004 Economic Growth Tour

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This is an exciting time for America. In the second half of 2003, our economy grew at a 6.1 percent annual rate – the fastest 6-month growth rate in nearly 20 years. Productivity is growing rapidly, factory orders are up, and housing construction in 2003 was the strongest in 25 years. And the best news… Continue Reading SBA 2003-2004 Economic Growth Tour

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Team building Napoleon style

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In all likelihood, the first name that comes to your mind when thinking about teamwork probably isn’t Napoleon Bonaparte. But after spending an hour or so last week listening to Rick Griggs talk about team building, I couldn’t help but feel a bit bad about giving Napoleon short shrift (no pun here, the emperor was… Continue Reading Team building Napoleon style

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Herman Trend Alert: The Future of Training

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The future of training is gaming. We saw it coming in some consulting we did with the United States Department of Defense, in our study of the Millennials (born 1985 and later), and in the rise of companies like Discovery Learning (www.discoverylearning.com). The United States Army’s success with its challenging computer game, America’s Army, is… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: The Future of Training

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Glancing through the local daily newspaper on Tuesday, a headline caught our eye: “Hotel group nixes center’s funding.” We assumed (wrongly it would turn out) that the Pikes Peak Lodging Association had voted to oppose the use of public money to build a downtown convention center/hotel. Reading the entire story, we discovered that two hoteliers,… Continue Reading The CSBJ View: Convention center needed, period

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By House Speaker Lola Spradley In baseball, shrewd managers sometimes will call a “squeeze play” – when a batter bunts so that a runner on third base can run home and score – in order to win the ball game. But when it comes to the state budget, a squeeze play can spell big trouble.… Continue Reading Voters should be given opportunity to remove higher education from TABOR

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Courts uphold no-call list

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By State Sen. Ken Chlouber It took the courts a while, but they finally got it right and upheld one of the most popular laws ever adopted in this country – the federal no-call registry. Virtually everyone who has a telephone knows the anguish of sitting down to an evening meal only to hear the… Continue Reading Courts uphold no-call list

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Employers are showing renewed interest in fresh college graduates. For years, these young people have experienced frustrating difficulty finding stimulating and rewarding jobs after graduation. Many companies that had traditionally conducted on-campus interviews have been missing; the interest in graduates has been unusually low. Things are changing. Employers are showing renewed interest in college seniors,… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: Competition for recent graduates

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The media decency flap

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The Federal Communications Commission has taken a lot of heat lately regarding broadcaster’s attempts to push the envelope on broadcast decency, the most notable of which is Janet Jackson’s display at the Superbowl, seen worldwide to more than 89 million households. In reality, the Jackson incident is not considered obscene by the FCC’s own rules… Continue Reading The media decency flap

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Jobs and Politics

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By Steven Drexel Special to the Business Journal Little has changed recently with respect to the economic outlook. The popular view is the economic recovery remains solid with gross domestic product expected to grow at a robust 4.5 percent annual rate during 2004. During the latter part of 2003, analysts were accustomed to rising expectations… Continue Reading Jobs and Politics

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