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Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • Top 5 favorite Trader Joe's products

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    This week, thousands of Colorado Springs-area residents are expected to line up in advance of Friday's opening of Trader Joe's at the University Village Colorado shopping center, which will be the chain's first Colorado Springs location. "Usually, grocery shopping is a chore," said...

  • Colorado Springs man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after woman found dead

    Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter Saturday morning after a woman with a gunshot wound was found dead in a central Colorado Springs neighborhood, police said. Erik Dean Dlouhy of Colorado Springs was taken into custody, Colorado Springs police said. Police...

  • Colorado Springs developer accused of stealing nearly $1 million from elderly man

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Bankrupt Colorado Springs real estate developer Jannie Richardson was arrested this week after she allegedly stole from an elderly, confused associate by persuading him to write checks on her behalf totaling nearly $1 million, court documents show. Richardson was held Friday at the El...

  • Homebuilding in Colorado Springs jumps nearly 10 percent in September

    Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Colorado Springs-area home construction jumped almost 10 percent last month, reversing a six-month decline in building activity, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. Single-family building permits totaled 173 in September, up 9.8...

  • Colorado Springs foreclosure activity continued to slow in September

    Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Colorado Springs-area foreclosures continued to head in the right direction last month - down. Foreclosure starts totaled just 112 in September, one more than in August and a decline of 18.8 percent from the same month in 2013, according to a report Wednesday by the El Paso County...

  • Several upgrades underway at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    New signs inside and out, roomier entrances to interior gathering places and upgrades to bars and other facilities are underway at The Broadmoor World Arena - the result of deals the venue's nonprofit ownership inked this year with The Broadmoor hotel and Anschutz Entertainment Group....

  • Colorado Springs Airport to offer free parking for holiday travel

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    The calendar just turned to October, but here's your first gift of the holiday season. Colorado Springs Airport officials said Tuesday that they'll provide free long-term and short-term parking from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 as they seek to show appreciation to the community and...

  • Far fewer Colorado Springs residents are under water on their homes

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Here's another sign that the Colorado Springs-area housing market is on the mend from the recession: The number of local residents who are upside down on their homes has shrunk dramatically from a few years ago. In the second quarter of this year, 5.4 percent - or 8,377 - of all...

  • First-ever manufacturers expo scheduled next week in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    A first-of-its-kind event designed to showcase the products and goods of local manufacturers - and provide a venue where manufacturers can network and tout careers available in their industry - will take place next week in Colorado Springs. The SOCOM (Southern Colorado Manufacturing)...

  • How many job openings will be at Pikes Peak jobs fair? Keep counting ...

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Here's a sign you haven't seen lately in the Pikes Peak region: Help wanted - really wanted. Amid an improving local jobs picture, 114 Colorado Springs-area employers estimate they have openings for 6,000 to 7,000 positions in the next two to three months and will solicit applicants...