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Options abound for life insurance consumers

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Options abound for life insurance consumers

While considering any type of insurance, weighing risks is a large part of determining which policies to pursue. For health insurance, one would consider overall health and age as risk factors. The healthier and younger one is, typically the less likely an expensive policy is needed. Prior to obtaining auto insurance, a consumer would consider… Continue Reading Options abound for life insurance consumers

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Cyber insurance grows amid troubles abroad

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Cyber insurance grows amid troubles abroad

Last year, vital information from 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was hacked from JPMorgan & Chase, the North Koreans allegedly breached Sony Pictures, and reported cyber attacks against Target, Neiman Marcus, Coca Cola, Home Depot and other companies cost banks an estimated $1 billion in damages. In fact, the number of international cyber… Continue Reading Cyber insurance grows amid troubles abroad

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Mountain Moppets: Young at heart for 30 years

Her husband is a cop. Her mom was a cop. It seemed only natural then that Stacy Thomson would become … a boutique owner? Stacy and her husband Vern have owned and operated Mountain Moppets in Old Colorado City for five years. They are the third proprietors of the children’s clothing, accessories and toy store… Continue Reading Mountain Moppets: Young at heart for 30 years

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Developer helps build workforce

South Dakota native and then-newlywed Mike Ruebenson, a CPA, moved to Colorado Springs to work an internship at a Big 8 accounting firm. Fast-forward more than 30 years, Ruebenson and his bride Mary now have three children, Jennifer, Ryan and Lauren, and roots firmly embedded in El Paso County. He has a “new” career: land… Continue Reading Developer helps build workforce

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By Chris Fagnant Qualtek Manufacturing Have you ever wondered what a “good paying manufacturing job” actually looks like? Politicians and bureaucrats touting the importance of “strengthening the middle class” throw around phrases like these on a daily basis. Today, U.S. manufacturing is thriving in a rebounding economy, which has returned demand to pre-recession levels and… Continue Reading Manufacturing repeatability – history included

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What do politicians love? Ask ’em, and you’ll get the usual mush. They love America, the Constitution, the Declaration, the flag, their church, their families, their hometown, their adopted hometown, the brave men and women in uniform who defend our country and keep us safe and secure, and so forth. Maybe so, but love is… Continue Reading Polarizing politics create a strange state

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Gold mine for sale

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Gold mine for sale

AngloGold Ashanti, parent company of the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company, is negotiating the partial or full sale of one of the company’s “key operating assets.” While Anglo CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan declined to specify which assets were for sale, the company seeks to reduce $3.1 billion of net debt by at least $1… Continue Reading Gold mine for sale

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Hormones, horsepower and heat

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Hormones, horsepower and heat

Three things investors need to be attentive to for some time to come: hormones; horsepower; and heat. The three Hs were outlined last week at a Cascade Investment Group lunch-and-learn presentation by Ross McDonald of American Funds. Yale-educated, McDonald is a registered investment adviser representative who spoke on the psychology of investing. Hormones Quoting from… Continue Reading Hormones, horsepower and heat

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On the Horizon – February 20, 2015

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Feb. 20 Legislative watch Regional Business Alliance meets twice monthly to discuss proposed laws that affect business; free, from 7:30-9 a.m., Alamo Center Conference Room, 102 S. Tejon St. For information, 471-8183. Wines of Italy Wine festival to benefit the Colorado Springs Conservatory, 7 p.m., The Broadmoor Colorado Hall. Tickets at conservatory.org or 577-4556. Feb.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – February 20, 2015

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Kudos! – February 20, 2015

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SKR+Co CPA completes Cannon Trust School Stockman Kast Ryan + Co., a locally owned certified public accounting firm, announced CPA and Tax Partner Ann Koenigsman recently completed the Cannon Trust School as an honor graduate, the highest academic distinction, and was awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers,… Continue Reading Kudos! – February 20, 2015

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