• Skimpy insurance seen by Democrats as next health care issue

    Updated: 32 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. It's not the uninsured, but rather the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for people already covered....

  • Voice of the consumer: The trusty tire gauge

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    As you know, potholes seem to be everywhere. They're lurking, waiting for us to smack them. They don't discriminate on size or location. It's almost as if they're daring city crews to not fill them soon enough. Let's help each other in this battle and report them so they don't grow...

  • John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental...

  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters on Saturday complained about the effects that companies like the Monsanto...

  • Get a Job Monday: Why the Y for a career

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    One of the nation's leading nonprofit organizations is hiring, and you could be the one they need. The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is offering a career to make a lasting difference in the community. At any given time, the Y has about 30 positions open ranging from part-time,...

  • Northeast marinas scramble to repair damage from deep freeze

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — The deep freeze that gripped the Northeast last winter dealt a severe blow to marinas and yacht clubs: Ice snapped pilings in half, shredded wooden docks and left behind wreckage that many compare to the effects of a hurricane. After a scramble to get ready...

  • Bettering the Better Business Bureau: Incoming CEO has vision for improvements

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Jonathan Liebert has spent much of his career working for a business that generates profits to support a nonprofit organization. Next month, he will take over as CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, a nonprofit that works primarily with for-profit businesses to...

  • Colorado Springs area business events starting May 24, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    MONDAY Colorado Springs Toastmasters Club 555 - 6 p.m., City Hall Building, 212 E. Kiowa St.; tinyurl.com/o6hfahd. TUESDAY Toastmasters - 7:30-8:30 a.m., Memorial Hospital, Monarch Room, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave.; Jon, 510-9831. Tri-Lakes Business Accelerators - 8-9:15 a.m., call...

  • Don't want to get sued? BBB suggests complaining through its review service

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado hopes you'll bypass Yelp and skip over Ripoff Report.com in favor of its business review service, saying it's a more credible alternative because it vets consumer comments - and helps ward off lawsuits. "The issue with a lot of online...

  • Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. The original owner of...

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