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Memorial’s new lease might drive up prices

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Hospital systems vying to lease Memorial could end up passing along the millions of dollars of lease costs on to customers through higher costs for care. It’s happened before and could happen here if cost controls aren’t spelled out in the new lease, said Dr. Steve Berkshire, a professor and director of health administration for… Continue Reading Memorial’s new lease might drive up prices

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Inappropriate sexual remarks to co-workers Inconsistent productivity Reduced profit Disparaging comments about the company left on Facebook Taking money from a cash register. These are all real examples that have forced employers to terminate jobs. No business owner wants to be put in the position of having to fire someone or have lay-offs but sometimes… Continue Reading When you terminate an employee, take care to avoid lawsuits

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Retail pessimism dashed away

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Black Friday and weekend holiday sales were strong throughout the country and Colorado Springs was no exception. Traffic was heavy at the city’s shopping malls, and several stores reported higher sales this year than last. Independent shops also saw a surge of activity. Retailers cited several factors they believe created improvements. A strengthening economy, earlier… Continue Reading Retail pessimism dashed away

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Dr. Gary Coulter, a retired Air Force Colonel, has been named director of education for the National Museum of World War II Aviation, a massive project to create the nation’s first museum dedicated to WWII flight. The musem project is a partnership between WestPac Restorations and several local businessmen and pilots. It’s an effort to… Continue Reading Coulter leading WW II Aviation Museum education effort

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Tech Talk: Losing my (OS) Religion

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Behold the great conundrum: After you choose Mac or PC for your office network, which operating system (OS) should you pick for your mobile devices? Do you go with Droid, Windows or iPhone, and what mobile OS works best with each laptop OS? Operating systems loyalists have created something akin to a religion about their… Continue Reading Tech Talk: Losing my (OS) Religion

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People on the Move – December 2, 2011

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Heather Carr has joined Business Furniture Systems as an account representative. She has an associate’s degree in early childhood education and recently relocated to Colorado Springs from Arizona. Previously, she was a prevention specialist, who worked within her community to promote education and awareness about substance abuse. Linear Manufacturing has named Michael Lovell to the… Continue Reading People on the Move – December 2, 2011

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Kudos! – December 2, 2011

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Waste Management wins wildlife certification The Wildlife Habitat Council has awarded Waste Management with its Wildlife at Work certification work on its landfill. The landfill is in a low-rainfall, short-grass prairie, which is an effort to build an ecosystem. The work is part of Waste Management’s pledge to preserve and restore 25,000 acres of wildlife… Continue Reading Kudos! – December 2, 2011

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On the Horizon – December 2, 2011

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Dec. 8 President’s Panel on Education and Global Competitiveness The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council is convening a “President’s Panel on Education and Global Competitiveness” at 6:15 p.m. in Gaylord Hall at the Worner Center on Colorado College. An informal reception begins at 5:30 p.m. This year, the World Affairs Councils of America conducted a… Continue Reading On the Horizon – December 2, 2011

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Predictions about the effects of the Congressional supercommittee’s failure to reduce the federal deficit are dire. The smallest Air Force in history. The smallest Army since 1940. The least number of Navy ships since 1915, and the loss of thousands of civilian jobs — all thanks to the automatic Department of Defense budget cuts of… Continue Reading Defense industry bracing for supercommittee impact

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The Six Flags Great Adventure theme park in New Jersey is home to the Kingda Ka roller coaster. According to the park’s website, the coaster ranks as tallest in the world, and fastest in North America, with riders rocketing 456 feet high — that’s 45 stories — and then plunging “vertically into a 270-degree spiral.”… Continue Reading Republican political roller coaster: Newt’s turn

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