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Starbucks to offer some free wireless service

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The Associated Press SEATTLE _ Starbucks Corp. is teaming up with AT&T Inc. and will start offering a mix of free and paid wireless Internet service in many of its U.S. coffee shops, beginning this spring. The world’s largest specialty coffee retailer’s move ends a six-year partnership T-Mobile, which did not include free Wi-Fi and… Continue Reading Starbucks to offer some free wireless service

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COPPeR, Experience Springs win state grant

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Two Colorado Springs organizations that promote tourism earned a matching grant of $15,000 from the Colorado Tourism Office. Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, the convention and visitors’ bureau, and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, or COPPeR, will use the shared grant money to enhance PeakRadar.com, a cultural activities calendar for the… Continue Reading COPPeR, Experience Springs win state grant

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Justice Dept. eyeing Microsoft, Yahoo deal

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The Associated Press Justice Department officials said today that they are “interested” in reviewing antitrust issues associated with Microsoft Corp.’s nearly $45 billion unsolicited bid for Yahoo Inc. If the deal goes through, analysts expect scrutiny from Congress, Justice and other enforcement agencies, but they say any concerns about search engine or online advertising market… Continue Reading Justice Dept. eyeing Microsoft, Yahoo deal

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EBay to cut listing charges up to 50 percent

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The Associated Press EBay Inc. said Tuesday it will cut by up to 50 percent the fees it charges sellers to list their goods online in an effort to boost listings and keep pace with other burgeoning e-commerce sites. To balance the fee cut, the company plans to increase its commission on items that do… Continue Reading EBay to cut listing charges up to 50 percent

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A new Web site for job seekers is touting itself as the “go to” site for those looking to make more than $100,000 a year. TheLadders.com advertises itself as an alternative to other sites that are overrun with unattractive, untalented, “average” workers. Membership to the site costs $180 a year and restricts listings to jobs… Continue Reading Visit “elite” site for 100K-plus jobs

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The devil’s in the stock details

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A conservative Christian pastor says he’s launching a high-profile campaign to urge religious followers to buy up corporate stock in an attempt to stop mega-corporations from financing “ungodly ventures.” The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that the Rev. Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church in Washington is convincing followers to start buying shares of Microsoft and begin… Continue Reading The devil’s in the stock details

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Papa John’s teams with Junior Achievement

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Come on, kids, Papa John’s going to tell you all about being an entrepreneur. The Papa John’s national pizza chain has inked a partnership deal with Colorado Springs-based Junior Achievement and will provide money, teachers and board members for the national financial literacy and entrepreneurial organization. Papa John’s will donate $2 to JA for each… Continue Reading Papa John’s teams with Junior Achievement

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Online advertising continues to grow

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Wall Street financial giant Lehman Brothers says Internet advertising spending will reach nearly $311 billion next year, up 4 percent from this year. Also real estate advertising budgets are projected to grow by 12 percent next year and reach $8 billion by 2012. Authors of the firm’s annual advertising trend report also predict that Internet… Continue Reading Online advertising continues to grow

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Two-thirds of online retailers said the deadline to place orders for ground shipping with delivery by Christmas is Dec. 18, according to the Shop.org/Shopzilla 2007 eHoliday study. The survey found that most retailers’ free ground shipping offers (76.1 percent) will expire on or before that day. Shop.org’s CyberMonday.com, provides a list of retailers still offering… Continue Reading Deadline for timely delivery of online gifts approaching

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Cyber Monday virtually all its cracked up to be

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If there was any doubt about Cyber Monday being all that for online retailers, this year’s sales totals might convince skeptics. Overall traffic to retail Web sites rose 26 percent this year, according to Shop.org. Internet analysis company, comScore.com says the one-day sales totals reached $733 million. CyberMonday.com, a site that compiles Cyber Monday deals,… Continue Reading Cyber Monday virtually all its cracked up to be

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