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Colorado Springs defense contractors win Army work worth $126 million

Tue, Feb 20, 2018 - 2:22 PM 0

Colorado Springs-based defense contractors Vectrus Inc. and Polaris Alpha LLC have won Army contracts worth $126 million to operate nine dining facilities...

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Colorado Springs' Broadmoor hotel again receives five-star Forbes ranking

Tue, Feb 20, 2018 - 4:57 PM 0

The Broadmoor has five more reasons to celebrate during its 100th anniversary. The Forbes Travel Guide on Tuesday named the internationally known hotel...

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Girl Scouts in Colorado can now sell cookies outside marijuana dispensaries
Girl Scouts in Colorado can now sell cookies outside marijuana dispensaries

By: - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Now it’s cool for Girl Scouts to peddle their seasonal treats outside marijuana dispensaries in Colorado. No, the popular marijuana...

Colorado Springs sales tax collections end year with best month since June
Colorado Springs sales tax collections end year with best month since June

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

The holiday shopping season ended on a high note as Colorado Springs sales tax collections for January, which measure December sales, rose 5.2 percent...

World Challenge to add 35 more jobs as part of consolidation in Colorado Springs
World Challenge to add 35 more jobs as part of consolidation in Colorado Springs

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

World Challenge, a Colorado Springs-based Christian evangelism organization, announced Thursday it will complete a 2½-year consolidation of operations...

Colorado Springs Movers & Shakers: Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs awards

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Brian Rief , owner of Independent Construction and Remodel Inc., was named Remodeler of the Year by the Housing & Building Association of Colorado...

Denver International Airport passenger numbers hit record 61.4 million in 2017
Denver International Airport passenger numbers hit record 61.4 million in 2017

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Denver International Airport announced Tuesday that a record 61.4 million passengers departed from or arrived on flights at the airport last year, up...

Jeep in hot water over ad with SUV romping in wild waters
Jeep in hot water over ad with SUV romping in wild waters

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 14, 2018

RENO, Nev. — The head of one of the nation's largest fish conservation groups says Fiat Chrysler's Super Bowl ads "glorified" the destruction of...

El Paso County new vehicle market rebounds in January
El Paso County new vehicle market rebounds in January

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, Feb 14, 2018

El Paso County's new car and truck market made a comeback in January, increasing from the same month a year earlier for the first time since September,...

Women's Foundation panel discussion in Colorado Springs focuses on economic security for women
Women's Foundation panel discussion in Colorado Springs focuses on economic security for women

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, Feb 14, 2018

The Women's Foundation of Colorado will host its annual fundraising luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 6 at The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel, at 4...

Colorado Springs Movers & Shakers: Mark Richardson
Colorado Springs Movers & Shakers: Mark Richardson

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Mark Richardson has been promoted to regional director of military sales for The Antlers, a Wyndham Hotel, and The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand...

National Business Headlines

APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040
APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

By: 0 Mon, Feb 19, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that...

Original Picasso print stolen from Milwaukee art gallery

By: 0 Mon, Feb 19, 2018

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An original Pablo Picasso print worth up to an estimated $50,000 was stolen from a downtown Milwaukee art gallery. WITI-TV reports...

Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses
Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

By: 0 Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to...

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend
'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

By: 0 Sun, Feb 18, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a...

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

By: 0 Sun, Feb 18, 2018

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office....

Where to turn for tax help

By: 0 Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Tax returns surge over Presidents Day weekend, with the IRS saying it receives more phone calls on the day after Presidents Day than on any other day...

Q&A: Ken Chenault, former CEO of American Express
Q&A: Ken Chenault, former CEO of American Express

By: 0 Sun, Feb 18, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Kenneth Chenault was chief executive officer and chairman of American Express until January 31. He had a 37-year career at the credit...

Are female-led companies the answer to sexual misconduct?
Are female-led companies the answer to sexual misconduct?

By: 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co. thought it had found a path to survival. A group of investors led by a respected businesswoman offered to acquire the...

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents
Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

By: 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like...

Once near death, Tropicana now No. 2 casino in Atlantic City
Once near death, Tropicana now No. 2 casino in Atlantic City

By: 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Ten years ago, Atlantic City's Tropicana casino was on the verge of death, having been stripped of its casino license after...

Even as markets shook, many investors held steady
Even as markets shook, many investors held steady

By: 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — This month's sell-off for stocks marked the first big test of investors' mettle in years. And many ended up doing exactly what the...

The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election
The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election

By: 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local): 10 p.m. The U.S. special counsel has accused...

Wynn gets no money in termination deal with casino company
Wynn gets no money in termination deal with casino company

By: 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A termination agreement released Friday between embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company bearing his name leaves him without...

'Black Panther' scores mighty $25.2 million Thursday debut
'Black Panther' scores mighty $25.2 million Thursday debut

By: 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther" is well on its way to a record-making weekend at the North American box office. The Walt Disney Co. estimates...

Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism
Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism

By: 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and...

Judge approves Takata bankruptcy plan

By: 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has approved the bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata. Following a...

ESPN radio station to take over broadcasts of UConn games

By: 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — An ESPN radio station will take over broadcasts of University of Connecticut sports games next fall in a multimillion dollar deal...

Arkansas judge dismisses Monsanto lawsuit on dicamba ban

By: 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' ban on the use of a weed killer blamed by farmers in several states for crop damage will remain in place after a...

The Latest: Shareholders in 2nd lawsuit against Wynn Resorts

By: 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the termination agreement announced Friday between casino mogul Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts (all times local): 2:40...

Stocks stretch winning streak to 6 days despite turbulence
Stocks stretch winning streak to 6 days despite turbulence

By: 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed out their strongest week in five years Friday and have now recovered more than half of the losses they suffered in a...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

By: 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks powered higher for the sixth day in a row Friday as the market wrapped up its best week in five years. Investors fled the market...

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