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Colorado Springs supertanker company signs first U.S. contract

Fri, May 26, 2017 - 6:38 AM 0

Global SuperTanker Services LLC, the Colorado Springs-based owners of the Boeing 747-400 equipped for battling wildfires, has signed its first U.S. contract...

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Colorado Springs team a Go Code winner for second consecutive year

Fri, May 26, 2017 - 6:21 PM 0

Drip, developed last month as an online platform to create a title search for water rights by a Colorado Springs-based team, was one of three winners...

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Colorado Springs-area travel industry officials expect tourism bonanza in 2017
Colorado Springs-area travel industry officials expect tourism bonanza in 2017

By: Rich Laden - 0 3 hr ago

Tourism in the Pikes Peak region finally began to heat up three to four years ago after the Great Recession, based on increasing tax revenues collected...

Colorado Springs area business events starting May 28, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 11 hr ago

Business-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning May 28, 2017.

Pros and cons of a credit card balance transfer
Pros and cons of a credit card balance transfer

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That credit card debt you've managed to pile up is about to get more expensive. The Federal Reserve is poised to raise its benchmark interest rate...

The 'below average' fund fee could eat your retirement
The 'below average' fund fee could eat your retirement

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Average fees paid for U.S. mutual funds and exchange-traded funds fell to a new low of less than 0.6 percent in 2016, Morningstar reported Tuesday....

A man is suing Hershey for ‘under-filling’ his box of Whoppers
A man is suing Hershey for ‘under-filling’ his box of Whoppers

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A lawsuit alleging that Hershey is intentionally under-filling packages of Whoppers, Reese’s Pieces and other candy has gotten the green light to move...

Colorado Springs native named as new Pikes Peak Workforce Center executive director
Colorado Springs native named as new Pikes Peak Workforce Center executive director

By: Rich Laden - 0 Yesterday

Lisa Rice, a Colorado Springs native and former Florida employment official, has been named as new executive director of the Pikes Peak Workforce...

Colorado Springs cybersecurity provider forms partnership with Chertoff Group
Colorado Springs cybersecurity provider forms partnership with Chertoff Group

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Yesterday

Colorado Springs-based cybersecurity provider root9B Holdings Inc. has formed a partnership with The Chertoff Group that includes launching a capital...

Airport passenger traffic surges in April
Airport passenger traffic surges in April

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Yesterday

Passenger traffic numbers at the Colorado Springs Airport continued to take off in April, increasing 21.2 percent from April 2016 to 59,263. The gain...

Movers & Shakers
Movers & Shakers

By: - 0 Fri, May 26, 2017

Angela Seals has been promoted to deputy director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, overseeing communications, advertising, grant...

Colorado Springs Movers & Shakers: Karl Schwinck

By: - 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

Karl Schwinck, senior financial adviser of wealth management and senior vice president of investments for Wells Fargo Advisors in Colorado Springs, has...

2 major outdoor trade shows to merge for Denver expo
2 major outdoor trade shows to merge for Denver expo

By: - 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Two major outdoor recreation trade shows are merging for one big expo to be held in Denver. Emerald Expositions, which produces the...

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets
Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

By: - 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could be facing higher prices and fewer choices next year as...

US jobless claims rose slightly to 234,000 last week
US jobless claims rose slightly to 234,000 last week

By: - 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

WASHINGTON — Slightly more people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remained at historically low levels. THE NUMBERS:...

OPEC and other nations extend output cuts
OPEC and other nations extend output cuts

By: - 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

VIENNA — An alliance of many of the world's biggest oil-producing nations extended their agreement to cut output for an additional nine months, an...

Ford shuffles management team as new CEO takes helm
Ford shuffles management team as new CEO takes helm

By: - 0 Thu, May 25, 2017

DETROIT — Ford's new CEO is shaking up the company's senior management. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker named a new head of global product...

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Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk
Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

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TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly...

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident
Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident Friday evening in Fresno County, the company said....

The Latest: Mother of Uber CEO dies after boating accident

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the death of the mother of the CEO of ride-hailing company Uber (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The Fresno County...

California bills target private business to help immigrants

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration with...

With new law, Lyft, Uber set to return to Texas capital city
With new law, Lyft, Uber set to return to Texas capital city

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Uber and Lyft, the ride-hailing giants that left Texas's capital city a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers,...

Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling
Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's...

Petition opposes refinery near North Dakota national park
Petition opposes refinery near North Dakota national park

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MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Meridian Energy Group is developing what it bills as "the cleanest refinery on the planet" in western North Dakota, despite...

Kuwaiti company agrees to pay $95 million in fraud case

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Kuwaiti logistics company has agreed to pay $95 million to resolve allegations that it inflated prices and defrauded the U.S....

Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration
Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force leaders have reversed an Obama administration decision on the A-10 attack plane known as the Warthog. The previous...

Russian bankers sue BuzzFeed over unverified Trump dossier

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NEW YORK (AP) — The owners of a Russian bank filed a lawsuit against the online publication BuzzFeed on Friday for publishing an uncorroborated dossier...

Jury convicts Florida co-pilot of operating plane drunk

By: 0 Yesterday

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan jury has convicted a Florida co-pilot of being drunk while preparing for a charter airline flight last summer....

Workers dangle from cables after partial building collapse
Workers dangle from cables after partial building collapse

By: 0 Yesterday

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scaffolding and wet concrete gave way at a building site in the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, leaving construction workers...

More records, barely, as stocks rise for 7th day
More records, barely, as stocks rise for 7th day

By: 0 Yesterday

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made the tiniest of gains Friday as media companies and sellers of beauty products and food ticked higher. Major indexes...

States struggle with oversight of online charter schools
States struggle with oversight of online charter schools

By: 0 Yesterday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students...

Colorado oil tank blast kills worker, spurs safety questions
Colorado oil tank blast kills worker, spurs safety questions

By: 0 Yesterday

DENVER (AP) — An oil tank explosion in northern Colorado killed a worker and burned three others, shooting up flames just miles away from an unrelated...

The Latest: Colorado governor says recent blasts unrelated
The Latest: Colorado governor says recent blasts unrelated

By: 0 Yesterday

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a fatal oil tank fire in northern Colorado (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says two deadly...

Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads
Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads

By: 0 Yesterday

NEW YORK (AP) — Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, says...

Markets Right Now: Tiny gains push S&P, Nasdaq to records

By: 0 Yesterday

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Major U.S. stock indexes ended the day pretty much where they started as...

Trump's budget cuts West Coast quake warning system funding
Trump's budget cuts West Coast quake warning system funding

By: 0 Yesterday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget proposal would cut federal funding for an earthquake early warning system for California, Oregon and...

Trump criticizes German trade surplus, again
Trump criticizes German trade surplus, again

By: 0 Yesterday

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — President Donald Trump has criticized Germany's trade surplus with the United States, drawing attention to a contentious issue...

US rig count rises 7 this week to 908; Colorado up 5

By: 0 Yesterday

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by seven this week to 908. A year ago, 404 rigs were active....

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Colorado Springs Movers & Shakers: Zane Wilkerson
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