COLORADO SPRINGS - Even with the national unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8 percent in December, those who are out of work in Southern Colorado face a more challenging job market.
In November, the most recent month available, there were 25,765 people unemployed in El Paso County, or roughly... more »
U.S. stocks are opening higher as calm returns to global markets after a spasm of fearful selling last week.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose modestly in early trading Monday, starting from its lowest opening value since December.
Bond investors appeared less concerned about the finances of some... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. dollar is higher against other North American currencies in New York trading. It's worth 98 Canadian cents, up from late Friday. And the dollar is trading at 11.73 Mexican pesos, up from late Friday. more »
A record-size freshman class has boosted Colorado State University's enrollment to the all-time high of 26,348. The enrollment is up 3.7 percent from last year. The number of freshman this fall is 4,472, which breaks the previous record of 4,404 in 2008.
The incoming freshman class is 4.3 percent... more »
Suicides soared in Colorado in 2009, according to the Colorado Department of Health. The suicide rate is the highest in more than 20 years. Colorado annually has a suicide rate that is approximately 40 percent higher than the U.S. rate, according to Jarrod Hindman, program manager of the department's Office... more »
Many private colleges are sweetening financial aid packages for students from their own backyards. It's an effort by the schools to portray themselves as more affordable and better neighbors. They also want to stay competitive.
Among the schools is Northwestern University, which is targeting Chicago-area students in financial need.... more »
All of the talk by politicians in Washington about jobs and the economy isn't doing a bit of good. The number of newly laid-off workers filing unemployment claims last week rose to 480,000.
The rise is the fourth in the past five weeks. The four-week average, which smooths fluctuations,... more »