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We usually try to keep our focus on the local and state economy, realizing that the Colorado Springs business community has abundant sources to keep up with what’s happening at the national level. But occasionally we run across stories that clearly are worth sharing, if only because many local readers might overlook them in the… Continue Reading Good news beneath headlines

Congressional leaders of both parties praised an emerging deal Wednesday to extend a payroll tax cut and extra jobless benefits through 2012, but cautioned that bargainers still had to nail down final details. The rare, bipartisan consensus reflected a desire by both parties to put the long-running drama over the issue to rest and a… Continue Reading House leaders praise emerging payroll tax cut deal

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After calamitous losses on Wall Street and fears of another recession, the economy got a dose of good news Thursday: The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell below 400,000 for the first time since April. Layoffs are easing in most states, and some economists are predicting mild improvement in job growth. The brighter… Continue Reading 4-month low in unemployment claims eases fears

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