April 24, 2013 4:05 AM
The rich got richer, "way" richer, during the first two years of the economic recovery. Pew Center researchers analyzed census data finding the median net worth of the wealthiest Americans rose nearly 30% between 2009 and 2011 to more than $3 million. The median net worth of the rest of... more »
August 5, 2012 7:39 PM
Southwest Airlines says it has begun filing refunds to customers who were accidentally billed multiple times for a single flight, after a half-price online ticket promotion backfired. The special sale designed to celebrate Southwest's reaching the three million mark in Facebook fans was supposed to give customers who booked flights... more »
April 29, 2012 12:34 AM
More than a million dollars in taxpayer money is set to go into the bank account of the departing Memorial Hospital CEO, Dr. Larry McEvoy. It's part of an exit package that has the Mayor of Colorado Springs calling for action.
City Council got an email from Mayor Bach... more »
January 19, 2012 12:36 AM
New numbers that list city employee salaries are out for the public's eyes to see. This year city employees are slated to make about $131,000,000. It may sound high but in fact, it's a pretty big decrease. "The decrease was about $14,000,000 from 2009 compared to 2012. Or about 10%... more »
January 12, 2012 6:53 PM
Former American Numismatic Association collections manager Wyatt Yeager plead guilty today in Federal District Court in Wilmington, DE to stealing coins and other objects worth nearly a million dollars from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, in Colorado Springs.
ANA President Tom Hallenbeck said approximately 300 historically significant coins... more »
November 16, 2011 8:13 PM
The American Numismatic Association's Money Museum has put together a new collections of coins that could have been. The "patterns coins," as they're called, were stamped for design purposes but never approved for circulation.
The exhibit features rare coins that span an 80 year period during the 19th Century.... more »
September 23, 2011 8:14 PM
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein has filed a civil lawsuit against a bank that handled accounts for a Democratic campaign treasurer charged with fraud for allegedly looting dozens of political war chests. The lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court names First California bank, the treasurer... more »
September 3, 2011 6:36 PM
As the Colorado State Fair enters its final weekend, things are looking good inside the walls of the fair grounds. "We think our attendance is going to come in somewhere where it was last year. That's about 517,000." says State Fair GM Chris Wiseman.
It brings in people from... more »
September 1, 2011 8:37 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Retailers are reporting solid revenue gains for August, capping what's winding up to be a solid back-to-school season despite wild stock market swings and worries about the economy.
But the outlook for September remains murky as Hurricane Irene, which ploughed through the Eastern Seaboard last... more »
August 31, 2011 8:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - An independent panel that concluded as much as $60 billion in U.S. funds has been lost to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade will release results today of its three-year investigation into wartime spending.
In its final report to Congress, the... more »
March 26, 2011 10:29 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York lottery official says a winning ticket for the Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth $312 million has been sold at a variety store in Albany, N.Y.
New York Lottery spokeswoman Carolyn Hapeman says the winning jackpot ticket for Friday's drawing was sold at... more »
September 27, 2010 4:10 PM
President Barack Obama has signed a bill creating a $30 billion fund to help small businesses expand and hire.
The bill also includes eight separate tax breaks for small businesses and a boost for Small Business Administration loan programs. Obama says the incentives will help small businesses create jobs... more »
September 15, 2010 5:42 PM
The United Way of Pueblo County is asking you to open up your hearts and pocket books. On Wednesday a big crowd gathered at the Pueblo Convention Center as the organization kicked off its 2010 fundraiser. Their goal is to raise $975,000 during the campaign--that's $17,000 more than last year,... more »
September 8, 2010 8:26 AM
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's campaign for governor says he raised $403,597 in August and is budgeting $1.3 million for television advertising before November's election.
The Democratic candidate says in his latest finance report filed Tuesday that his campaign spent nearly $358,000 in August, when Hickenlooper began airing commercials.
... more »
August 6, 2010 8:53 AM
A federal judge in Denver has ruled on which state laws apply in a lawsuit by the families of the people killed in a 2005 crash in Colorado of a jet owned by Circuit City.
U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn ruled Thursday that Kansas law, which limits the amount... more »
July 9, 2010 8:26 AM
An unpaid intern for Colorado Democrat Michael Bennet's Senate campaign has been dismissed after allegedly telling an acquaintance that a one-on-one meeting to discuss a bill with the candidate could be set up for $2,400.
The campaign said the intern was let go Thursday after it learned of the... more »
May 17, 2010 8:45 AM
Some of country music's biggest stars have performed and answered phones at a telethon to help raise more than $1.5 million for flood relief for Tennessee.
Country music singers Brad Paisley and Keith Urban and the group Lady Antebellum were among those performing during Sunday's telethon, which aired live... more »
April 25, 2010 12:09 PM
What's it going to cost me? That's the single biggest unanswered question about the new health care law - and its weak spot. Many experts believe it falls short on taming costs, and Congress will have to revisit health care. For now, the political parties are too polarized - and... more »
April 17, 2010 8:57 AM
Legislators have given final approval to a proposed $18.2 billion budget. The House and Senate voted Friday to readopt the spending plan after reconciling differences between the chambers. It now goes to Gov. Bill Ritter. The budget, which takes effect in July, reduces spending on public schools by $365 million... more »
April 14, 2010 11:13 AM
Phoenix police arrested a man accused of trying to defraud an elderly Colorado woman. Forty-four-year-old Sullivan Kizzee was booked on charges of forgery and fraudulent schemes. Detectives said an 86-year-old Pueblo, Colo., woman received a phone call April 1 from a man identifying himself as a Chase Bank employee. The... more »
April 13, 2010 8:49 AM
Colorado is getting nearly $40 million to help overhaul its lowest achieving schools. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the announcement Monday. He said the money is part of $3.5 billion set aside for schools nationally in last year's budget and the federal stimulus package. Colorado school districts with schools... more »
April 5, 2010 12:21 PM
A startling analysis says low U.S. breast-feeding rates are linked with hundreds of infant deaths and billions of dollars in medical costs each year. It says the lives of nearly 900 babies and $13 billion could be saved annually -- if 90 percent of U.S. women breast-fed their babies for... more »
March 25, 2010 12:36 PM
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... more »
March 25, 2010 10:48 AM
The City of Colorado Springs has been awarded three federal grants totaling almost $600,000. The money will be used for projects that will help local school children walk and bicycle safely to school.
Three projects will be completed with the funds:
1. S. Circle Drive Sidewalk Improvements Phase... more »
March 25, 2010 12:29 AM
It is Thrifty Thursday here on News First 5. We are always looking for tips that will help you and your family save a little extra money. We would like to say a special thanks to SpringsBargains.Com for helping us out with this week's tips.
If you're running out... more »
March 16, 2010 8:54 AM
Denver residents could see their electricity rates increase by an average of about $5.18 a month under a proposed hike by Xcel Energy. The proposed increase announced Monday by the utility would also raise electric bills for Xcel's small-business customers by an average of about $9.21 a month. Xcel says... more »
January 31, 2010 11:12 AM
Dozens of states have begun selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets in what could be a step toward an eventual national lottery. Margaret DeFrancisco, co-chair of a committee for both lotteries and president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corp., says tickets for both games began selling on Sunday. Twenty-three... more »
January 28, 2010 11:39 AM
Just days after President Barack Obama endorsed a partial freeze on domestic spending, his Democratic allies in the Senate have rejected a plan attempting to do pretty much the same thing.
Old-school Democrats were the driving force in killing the bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions and... more »
January 19, 2010 12:32 PM
President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $1.35 billion to extend an education grant program for states. Speaking at an elementary school in Virginia, Obama said the funds would allow more states to obtain competitive grants through president's "Race to the Top" program. The $787 billion economic stimulus program that... more »
January 14, 2010 10:30 AM
Like thousands of other Texans living atop one of the country's most productive natural gas fields, folks in this tiny town were giddy when drillers started offering up the fat checks.
The mayor likened it to the Gold Rush, and many of the 200 residents of a town that... more »
January 13, 2010 9:49 PM
All this month we're teaming up with Carrie Isaac of SpringsBargains.com to bring you tips to stretch your dollars. This week Carrie's tips focus on saving money on your grocery bill.
Top 5 Ways To Save on Groceries
1. Make a price list.
Carrie says you may... more »
December 14, 2009 8:06 AM
"The Princess and the Frog" earned a big wet kiss from family audiences as the animated musical leaped to No. 1 with $25 million in its first weekend of nationwide release, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The Disney musical is the studio's first hand-drawn animated tale in five years,... more »