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1 year 3 months ago

How much does cyber crime cost?

Cyber criminals cost the U.S. economy roughly a hundred billion dollars a year and perhaps as many as half a million jobs. In a report from McAfee, analysts looked at a variety of malicious cyber activities, including loss of intellectual property and information, service disruptions, and security upgrades after...

1 year 3 months ago

What are the most expensive colleges?

The soaring costs of college and student debt have many co-eds wondering how they'll pay for their degree. Analysts at Business Insider compiled a list of the most expensive schools in the country. They included tuition, room and board, and required fees. New York University topped the list at nearly...

2 years 5 months ago

Occupy protests cost taxpayers money

In some cities, occupy protests cost taxpayers millions of dollars. In Los Angeles, the price tag has nearly doubled to $5 million. City officials say they underestimated the need for police overtime and the clean up of parks. A two-month camp in Los Angeles closed in late November. In...

2 years 6 months ago

Crime, violence cost Honduras 10 percent of GDP

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - A new World Bank report says crime and violence has cost Honduras the equivalent of 10 percent of the country's GDP annually. Honduras had the highest homicide rate in the world in 2010, with 6,200 killings, or 82.1 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. World Bank representative Giuseppe...

3 years 11 hours ago

Colo Springs protesters granted 30 day permit

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Wall Street protesters in Colorado Springs have been granted a 30-day permit to erect tents, tables and chairs, and a portable toilet on a portion of a downtown park. City spokeswoman Mary Scott says such long-term permits are usually issued for permanent structures, such as...

3 years 4 months ago

Costs to fight Duckett fire reach $4 million

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) - Fire officials say costs of fighting a blaze burning on seven square miles in the southern Colorado mountains have reached about $4 million. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity Saturday helped crews build containment lines around 30 percent of the Duckett fire, but the National Weather...

4 years 4 months ago

Insurers bracing for Colorado storm claims

Colorado residents and insurance companies are just starting to assess the damage from Wednesday's blast of tornados and thunderstorms, but the bill likely will be big. Carole Walker of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association said Thursday that the larger insurance companies expect the damages to run into the...

4 years 6 months ago

Price controls expected to slow drug sales in 2010

A health industry researcher says pharmaceutical sales growth worldwide will slow this year due to expiring patents for blockbuster drugs and tighter price controls imposed by European governments. Health industry data firm IMS Health expects global prescription drug sales growth to slow to between 4 and 6 percent compared with...

4 years 6 months ago

School to close in La Junta to save money

The La Junta public school district board has voted to close La Junta Intermediate School next fall to save an estimated $770,000. Superintendent Jim Sullivan says the district projects a $1 million drop in revenue next school year due to declining enrollment and state budget cuts. Enrollment is expected...

4 years 6 months ago

Save money on ink? Change the font

Looking to cut your cost of computer ink by 30-percent? It's as simple as changing your font. Really. A student at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay figured out that Century Gothic uses significantly less ink than Arial. The university changed the default setting of all printers, calling the switch...

4 years 7 months ago

Storms cost Southwest Airlines $15 million

Southwest Airlines Co. says that winter storms along the East Coast last month cost it $15 million in lost passenger revenue. Southwest's estimate on Friday came after two other airlines said earlier this week that the poor weather cost them about $55 million in lost revenue. Continental Airlines Inc....

4 years 8 months ago

Regulators expand oversight of smart-grid project

State regulators are getting more involved in Xcel Energy's smart-grid project in Boulder as the utility has started charging customers statewide to cover some of the costs. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has decided that Xcel Energy needs to seek more approval of the project, which is modernizing the electric...

5 years 1 day ago

Watchdog says bailout helped but at a cost

The good news in a new government watchdog report is that the $700 billion financial industry bailout played a major role in rescuing the economy. The bad news is that the bailout may have cost the government credibility, sparking anger and distrust because of secrecy and confusion about the way...

5 years 2 days ago

College tuition cost rise again this fall

The average price of public colleges rose 6.5 percent this fall to slightly more than $7,000. The figures were released Tuesday in a comprehensive annual study released by the nonprofit organization the College Board. The estimated price that students actually pay after financial aid was about $1,600 at public four-year...

5 years 1 week ago

Rust Belt uneasy over climate change plan

Nestled in Ohio's Amish country, Bill Belden's 124-year-old family owned brick company has thrived on the region's rich red clay and shale, and cheap energy from abundant coal. Which he's convinced that a climate bill being considered in Congress will end. A cap-and-trade system forcing businesses away from...

5 years 1 month ago

Health insurance premiums rose modestly in 2009

Researchers say the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance is rising modestly again this year but bigger increases may lie over the horizon. The average annual premium for employer-sponsored family health coverage rose 5 percent in 2009 to more than $13,000, mirroring last year's increase. Single coverage costs were nearly $5,000...

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