Rich Laden

Business/News Business Reporter

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Critics of universal health-care proposal give an earful to Colorado Springs-area residents

By: rich laden

The fall election might be nine months away, but opponents of a plan to bring universal health care to Colorado aren't wasting time.

Amendment 69, a proposed amendment to the state constitution that will...

Colorado Springs-area home sales soar in January

By: rich laden

The furious pace of single-family home sales last year continued during the first month of 2016, according to a report from the research arm of the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors.

Colorado Springs-area...

Broadmoor's Penrose Room in Colorado Springs again ranked as state's top restaurant

By: rich laden

The Broadmoor hotel's Penrose Room continues to be the only restaurant in Colorado to receive a five-diamond rating from AAA, according to the travel organization's 2016 ranking of restaurants released Friday.


Hallmark stores closing up shop at Colorado Springs malls

By: rich laden

Regency Hallmark is closing its stores in The Citadel and Chapel Hills malls after a decision by their longtime owner to retire.

The stores launched retirement/going-out-of-business sales Thursday and expect...

Home Depot to hire hundreds of seasonal workers at Colorado Springs-area stores

By: rich laden

Home improvement giant Home Depot said Wednesday it will hire 300 temporary employees at its five stores in the Pikes Peak region as part of a nationwide campaign to add 80,000 seasonal workers.

The hiring...

Pace of Colorado Springs homebuilding off to a strong start in 2016

By: rich laden

The local homebuilding industry is off to a good start in 2016.

Single-family home building permits issued to builders and individuals in El Paso County totaled 187 in January, a nearly two-thirds increase...

Foreclosure picture in Colorado Springs continues to improve

By: rich laden

Colorado Springs-area foreclosure activity during the first month of 2016 picked up where it left off last year - a much improved picture for property owners and far fewer defaults than during the Great Recession...

Colorado Springs gas prices hit 7-year low; higher prices expected in March

By: Rich laden

Cheap oil and plentiful gas supplies sent Colorado Springs-area fuel prices tumbling Monday to an average of $1.64 for a gallon of regular unleaded - their lowest point in seven years, according to a report by...