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Forum economists at odds about Springs’ recovery, double-dip recession

The news headlines might scream that this is the worst economic recovery ever, but one economist said it mirrors past recoveries, and in some areas is even better. “This recovery is falling in line with the last two recoveries,” said Jim Paulsen, Wells Capital Management chief investment strategist. At this rate, he said, the economy… Continue Reading Forum economists at odds about Springs’ recovery, double-dip recession

It appears that Colorado Springs’ economic tide has begun to turn. City budget officials reported this week that sales and use-tax collections jumped 14 percent in May compared to the previous May and that the 2010 city budget is projected to have a surplus. Hallelujah. Let’s turn on the streetlights again. Let’s fill up the… Continue Reading Brighter economic times call for TABOR re-examination

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Some good news for hard-hat crews

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Construction firms added 14,000 new jobs in April, the second consecutive month of employment gains for the industry, according to an analysis of new federal figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. After more than two years of dramatic job losses, the construction industry is once again adding jobs, thanks primarily to… Continue Reading Some good news for hard-hat crews

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