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3 months 1 week ago

Children with disabilities on the rise

CHICAGO (AP) - A 10-year analysis finds U.S. children's mental and developmental problems on the rise, more so in those from wealthier families. Researchers say disadvantaged kids still bear a disproportionate burden and that the increases may partly reflect more awareness and recognition that conditions, including autism, require a specific...

2 years 10 months ago

Medicaid in Colorado on the rise

DENVER (AP) - State officials say nearly 615,000 Coloradans were on Medicaid in November, which is a record high. The Denver Post reports officials are attributing most of the growth to economic hard times rather than recent eligibility expansions. Sue Birch is director of the state Department of Health Care...

3 years 7 months ago

Rabies virus spreading in Colorado

Rabies is on the rise in parts of Colorado and health officials think the worst is yet to come. So far, eight animals have tested positive--mostly skunks--and concern is mounting as they move into residential neighborhoods. In the past six months, seven skunks have tested positive for rabies in...

4 years 2 months ago

Coffee prices on the rise

While it's usually not the most expensive thing on your ticket at a diner, coffee is getting more expensive as you sip. At Colorado Springs coffee importer Barista Espresso, they're already seeing price increases and say you'll probably see them too. "In the gourmet market, you'll start to...

4 years 11 months ago

New jobless claims post increase

The number of newly laid off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits rose last week as the recovery of the nation's battered labor market proceeds in fits and starts. The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of new jobless claims rose to 480,000 last week, up 7,000 from the...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Seeking a sustainable future

A catch-phrase you'll hear floating around at the Southern Colorado Sustainability Conference this week is the triple bottom line , a name given to describe the tri-fold benefits of sustainable practices. Eric Cefus, executive director of the Catamount Institute which is hosting this year's conference explains, "There's no downside...

5 years 1 month ago

September housing construction rises 0.5 percent

Construction of new homes edged up slightly in September, helped by a rebound in single-family construction. However, in a worrisome sign for the future, applications for building permits fell by the largest amount in five months. The Commerce Department says construction of new homes and apartments rose 0.5 percent in...

5 years 1 month ago

Inflation rises in September

Inflation pressures remained modest in September even though gasoline prices edged higher. The Labor Department said Thursday that consumer prices rose 0.2 percent last month, matching economists expectations. Prices excluding energy and food were also up 0.2 percent, slightly higher than the 0.1 percent increase analysts had forecast. Over the...

5 years 1 month ago

Huge garden grows on side of high-rise

The next big thing in green building design might be to turn an existing idea on its side. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. recently installed a green wall the size of two tennis courts on one side of its headquarters. Like green roofs - their perpendicular counterparts - green...

5 years 2 months 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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