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Rich Laden

Business Reporter

  • Verizon job cuts in the U.S. hits some Colorado Springs workers

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Verizon is laying off fewer than 10 people at its Colorado Springs software development and network operations center, which has about 800 employees, a company spokesman said Tuesday. Job cuts are taking place nationwide in the company's information technology workforce, and aren't...

  • Different sides have different views in snuffing out of Manitou Springs marijuana rally

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Organizers of a rally in Manitou Springs that was intended to educate the public about the benefits of marijuana use are complaining that the city's police department snuffed out their event Saturday. Police, however, say they only told a handful of vendors who were part of the event...

  • Colorado Springs road rage incident involves 'gun play'

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    One man was arrested Sunday afternoon after a road rage incident in which a passenger in one vehicle fired a shot at another vehicle near Interstate 25 and InterQuest Parkway on Colorado Springs' far north side, according to the Colorado State Patrol. No one was hurt, said Cpl....

  • Colorado Springs company lays off 105 workers

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Diamond Wire Material Technologies, a diamond wire cutting business in Colorado Springs, laid off 105 employees - about a third of its workforce - Friday, the result of one of its prime customers filing for bankruptcy this month. Employment and production at the Diamond Wire operation...

  • Colorado Springs recycling nonprofit joins national network

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Since its founding in 2009, Blue Star Recyclers of Colorado Springs has operated as a social enterprise - a nonprofit that employs for-profit business practices but creates a positive social impact. In Blue Star's case, it hires people with autism and other disabilities. Now, Blue...

  • Grab your wallets; Colorado Springs apartment rents hit another record high

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Whether it's a luxury three-bedroom unit, an aging efficiency or just any old room with a view, apartment rents are soaring in Colorado Springs - hitting another record high during the second quarter, a new report shows. Lifestyle changes among younger and older residents have helped...

  • City for Champions supporters tout benefits of downtown Colorado Springs sports venue

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    For years, downtown Tulsa, Okla., had a reputation as quiet and dull - the kind of place where the sidewalks were rolled up at night. That was before the Tulsa community invested in a major, publicly funded economic development initiative, which included a new downtown civic arena,...

  • California group buys retail center in northern Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A California group has paid $4.63 million to buy a roughly 15,000-square-foot building that's part of the Northgate Plaza retail center, southeast of InterQuest and Voyager parkways on Colorado Springs' north side. LBK II 1994 Trust of California purchased the property from a limited...

  • Colorado Secretary of State candidates focused on voting rights

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Democrat Joe Neguse and Republican Wayne Williams give almost identical answers when asked why they're running for Colorado secretary of state: Both use the word "sacred" when talking about the right to vote and say they want to protect and enhance the state's electoral process. How...

  • Colorado Springs foodies say goodbye to long drives, hello to Trader Joe's

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    The wait ended Friday for foodies throughout the Pikes Peak region. Ultra-popular specialty grocer Trader Joe's - whose gourmet foods, one-of-a-kind items, low prices and clever marketing have inspired what experts call a cult-like following - opened its first Colorado Springs store...