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2 years 10 months ago

Veterans deals galore

Post offices and banks are closed for business on Friday, November 11th, which is Veterans Day, but many other establishments have their doors wide open and are offering some sweet deals for our veterans. Across the nation and in Colorado many restaurants, convenient stores, and retailers are offering either...

3 years 7 months ago

Businesses could weigh in on Colo. bills

DENVER (AP) - It's a perennial gripe about Colorado lawmakers - that they regulate businesses without realizing how much red tape they're creating. That could change under a proposal to give industries a chance to weigh in on legislation before it's approved in Colorado. The plan has broad support...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Colorado summit on stimulus spending

Denver city auditor Dennis Gallagher says the federal stimulus program is working, but it presents unprecedented challenges to auditors keeping track of the money. Gallagher says most financial audits examine spending after the money has been spent. He said Colorado is one of 16 states under a microscope by...

4 years 3 months ago

BP told to expedite claims

The government is pushing BP to work faster getting money to people and businesses harmed by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen didn't hesitate when asked what BP is not doing that they need to get better at. He says BP needs...

4 years 3 months ago

Economists more upbeat despite deficit woes

A survey of leading economic forecasters predicts the pace of U.S. growth will pick up in the year ahead as consumers and businesses accelerate spending. The assessment being released today by The National Association for Business Economics is more bullish than the last survey in February. The panel of...

4 years 7 months ago

Winter storm in Midwest brings fierce winds

A winter storm moving across several Midwestern states has brought dangerously strong winds but little snow. The storm Monday left travelers stranded and closed some schools and businesses. Heavy snowfall was not expected, but strong winds were blowing around what was falling - or had already fallen in...

4 years 9 months ago

Katrina negligence ruling could cost taxpayers

A $720,000 award to seven plaintiffs in a suit over Hurricane Katrina damage could open the federal government--and taxpayers-- to billions of dollars in claims. A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding...

4 years 9 months ago

USOC building getting emergency snow guard

From Attack of the Killer Ice to The Big Fix. The City of Colorado Springs, the USOC building architect, the contractor and a roofing contractor have figured out a temporary fix for the melting snow and falling ice problem at the new USOC headquarters building downtown. Pedestrians, vehicles and...

4 years 9 months ago

Fed wants to crack down on gift card abuses

The Federal Reserve is proposing new rules to protect consumers from unexpected costs or restrictions on gift cards. The changes would give consumers at least five years to use gift cards before they expire. Also, service or inactivity fees would be permitted only under certain conditions. Fees could be charged...

4 years 11 months ago

California to stage massive earthquake drill

Millions of people throughout California have signed up to take part in a statewide earthquake disaster drill billed as the largest such exercise in U.S. history. Many schools and businesses on Thursday will practice "drop, cover and hold on" - the minimum requirement for participation. Some hospitals and fire departments...

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