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Casino odds aren’t as flexible as you think

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Casino odds aren’t as flexible as you think

Gamblers, as anyone who has spent time in a casino knows, are superstitious. They may know that slot machine payouts are governed by the chilly indifference of a computer chip, and that a random-number generator determines when jackpots are paid. But that knowledge seldom is internalized. Many players seem to believe certain machines are “looser”… Continue Reading Casino odds aren’t as flexible as you think

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Neumann and Leigh still battle

The next salvo in the war of words between Neumann Systems Group President Dave Neumann and Colorado Springs City Councilor Tim Leigh won’t be at a public meeting. Neumann asked last week for a special City Council meeting, outlining 16 alleged falsehoods and misstatements made by Leigh about Neumann’s coal-scrubbing technology being installed at Martin… Continue Reading Neumann and Leigh still battle

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Ferrari Films tells stories with substance

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Ferrari Films tells stories with substance

Ferrari Films Owner: Denise Ferrari Where: 16055 Old Forest Point, Monument Employees: 7 Find them: www.ferrarifilms.com Denise Ferrari and her two-person film and production crew were driving past the giant Discovery Communications headquarters — home to the Discovery Channel — in Silver Spring, Md., and felt the grandeur of the building. “That’s our competition,” she… Continue Reading Ferrari Films tells stories with substance

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Bryan ditches paper blueprints on projects

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Bryan ditches paper blueprints on projects

It’s a typical construction site scene: guys in hard hats huddled around a makeshift table looking over stacks of blueprints. Each subcontractor on the job has a set of those blueprints and the hundreds of pages of instructions and change orders that accompany them. Now, Bryan Construction is changing the scene. In two major projects,… Continue Reading Bryan ditches paper blueprints on projects

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Stretching the market: School district enrollments affect real estate values

School District 11 covers the residential heart of Colorado Springs, but in recent years, many of the district’s schools and the neighborhoods around them have been suffering. Whether the ailing schools affected the neighborhoods or vice versa, no one really knows. What is certain, however, is that the downward spiral has resulted in a string… Continue Reading Stretching the market: School district enrollments affect real estate values

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Forums provide insight on Council races

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Forums provide insight on Council races

Was there anything to learn by sitting through two City Council candidate forums? On Monday, more than 100 civic-minded voters braved icy streets to watch candidates strut their stuff in an environmental forum at Stargazers. Twenty-four hours later, a slightly different crowd gathered at the Mining Exchange Hotel for the Business Journal-KOAA forum. The formats… Continue Reading Forums provide insight on Council races

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B Lab: State benefit corporation bill flawed

Proposed legislation in Colorado to create the legal framework for benefit corporations is opposed by the nonprofit originally responsible for the idea. A benefit corporation — as defined by the 13 other jurisdictions that provide for them — is a business that puts the environment and society ahead of the bottom line. In Colorado’s version,… Continue Reading B Lab: State benefit corporation bill flawed

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NeuStream controversy won’t stop

Neumann Systems Group insists rising criticisms are unwarranted It seemed like a good idea at the time. Dave Neumann, a defense contractor with a proven track record, approached Colorado Springs Utilities in 2007 with a pilot project: a clean-coal scrubber using innovative technology that would require less water than dry scrubbers , less space and… Continue Reading NeuStream controversy won’t stop

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Fire lesson: Full knowledge of policies stands out as the toughest business insurance hurdle

Steve Mack, who owns the Lone Duck Family Campground in Cascade, still is sorting out his business insurance claim after the Waldo Canyon fire. His residential insurance was straightforward and easy to understand. He said his insurer worked with him and explained the policy and volunteered information about what Mack and his family needed to… Continue Reading Fire lesson: Full knowledge of policies stands out as the toughest business insurance hurdle

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CoPilot app swoops in on Incline hype

Some stories about the Manitou Incline are like big-fish-that-got-away tales. Someone knows a guy who knows a gal who climbed the Incline in less than 20 minutes, in the heat, with a pack and without breaking a sweat. No one can be sure whether the stories are true or just part of the competitive lore… Continue Reading CoPilot app swoops in on Incline hype

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