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  • Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs

    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday. The analysis uncovered a glaring imbalance between the...

  • Review: Small life enhancements come with Apple Watch

    Updated: 24 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch isn't so much a lifestyle revolution as it is a collection of small enhancements that add up. Apple's smartwatch has a wider range of apps than rival watches from Samsung, Motorola and others. In my few weeks with one, I've been following my favorite...

  • Daughter's sleep disorder prompts UCCS professor to invent 'sleep hat'

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Sleep isn't a problem for most high school students - some would sleep until noon every day if they could. But for Jessica Larson, staying asleep was a huge challenge, and the treatment she received ended up doing more harm than good. "The doctor put me on some prescription drugs...

  • Colorado Springs-based Compassion International lays off nearly 5 percent of its U.S. workforce

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Compassion International, a Colorado Springs-based nonprofit that works to bring children out of poverty in more than two dozen countries, has laid off 48 employees as part of a budget-cutting move, according to an organization spokesman. The layoffs, which took place Tuesday, are...

  • Longtime AspenPointe exec headed to top job at BBB of Southern Colorado

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Jonathan Liebert, a longtime AspenPointe executive, has been named CEO and executive director of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, effective June 1. Liebert, 38, has extensive management experience in nonprofits, entrepreneurial business operations, strategic and...

  • MARKETING MATTERS: 'Relevancy' is the name of the game in getting noticed

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Have you ever noticed how, when you get a new car, you all of a sudden see your car everywhere? It's not because there has been a sudden sales surge in white Volkswagen Golfs or Mazda 3s (or whatever car you happened to buy). The cars have been there all along. It's just that, as...

  • China stocks rebound, other Asian markets fall after US drop

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday as investor sentiment was dented by losses on Wall Street and doubts about Greece's ability to repay debts due to the IMF this month. Chinese markets rebounded from the previous day's sell-off. ___ KEEPING SCORE:...

  • Uber says it is leaving Kansas after new regulations set

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Ride-hailing company Uber said Tuesday that it is pulling out of Kansas after the Republican-dominated Legislature overruled GOP Gov. Sam Brownback and imposed new regulations on such services. It was the first time a Brownback veto of a bill has been overridden,...

  • US gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday. The drone, called the RMAX, is a remotely piloted helicopter that weighs 207 pounds (94...

  • Tech executive mourned by Silicon Valley luminaries

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made them one of Silicon Valley's most prominent couples. U2 vocalist Bono sang...

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