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Local tech business might leave town

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ModusLink Global Solutions is considering moving Tech for Less jobs to Bloomington, Ind. ModusLink bought Tech for Less in 2009 and said this week it may consider moving jobs. A former employee said this week that the company plans to move some operations to Bloomington, shut down one of the facilities, and possibly move customer… Continue Reading Local tech business might leave town

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Americans’ confidence in the economy in November bounced back to its highest level since July, the latest sign that consumers are beginning to feel more cheerful about spending during the holiday shopping season. The Conference Board, a private research firm, says Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index rose 15 points to 56.0. That’s up from… Continue Reading Americans in November more confident about economy

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Company to create jobs with kidney call center

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Kidney-care provider DaVita Inc. says it expects to create 200 jobs by establishing a call center and a clinical-research center in the metro area. DaVita Clinical Research says the new facilities will add medical, technical and scientific jobs to the area. The call center will focus on finding kidney-dialysis services for patients.

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Calls for action on job front growing stronger

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Jobs, they are the talk of the town. They are the subject of forums, meetings, reports, committees and task forces. People are talking about the loss of them, the effect of the loss of them, the reason why they were lost and how to get them back. Despite all the talk, they remain elusive in… Continue Reading Calls for action on job front growing stronger

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In a rare show of unity in a bitterly partisan year, the House has voted overwhelmingly to repeal a law requiring federal, state and local governments to withhold 3 percent of what contractors are owed until they pay their taxes. Federal investigators have found tens of thousands of contractors who owe billions of dollars to… Continue Reading House repeals law withholding contractors’ taxes

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Defense cuts could equal 1 million jobs lost

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More than 1 million American jobs could be lost as a result of defense budget cuts if the deficit reduction committee fails to reach agreement on alternative balanced budget solutions, and total cuts to defense reach $1 trillion. The study, done by Stephen Fuller, director of regional analysis at George Mason University and Economic Modeling… Continue Reading Defense cuts could equal 1 million jobs lost

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State and local leaders will meet Nov. 3 in Colorado Springs to discuss jobs. Billed as a “Jobs Renaissance” the goal of the summit is to share concrete ideas on how the state can create new jobs, said Karl Dakin, one of the event organizers and executive director, Sullivan chair for free enterprise at Regis… Continue Reading State and local leaders meet for Jobs Renaissance summit

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Gap to close U.S. stores

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Gap Inc. today announced that it will close 21 percent of its U.S. stores. There is only one Gap store in Colorado Springs. It’s located at the Chapel Hills Mall at 1710 Briargate Boulevard. Staff at the store directed questions about the store’s future to corporate offices. “With respective to providing a list of stores… Continue Reading Gap to close U.S. stores

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Lawmakers, White House regroup on jobs

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Congress and the White House face the choice of continued fighting or a shift toward bipartisan bargaining after the Senate voted to kill President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan. They’re likely to do both as they seek to produce results sought by a discontented public while also drawing bright political lines for voters as… Continue Reading Lawmakers, White House regroup on jobs

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Bill to create resort jobs passes House

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A bill that would make it easier to create offseason jobs in resort communities has cleared the U.S. House of Representatives. The sponsor, Rep. Diana DeGette, says the bill will revise the current ski-only permitting rules for ski areas on U.S. Forest Service land. DeGette said the bill will create stable, year-round jobs in the… Continue Reading Bill to create resort jobs passes House

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