• Applications for US jobless aid up, but from very low level

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications remains at a historically low level that is consistent with a healthy job market. Weekly applications increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 274,000, the Labor Department said...

  • Renters appear more satisfied in many pricey US cities

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — High rents are worth it. At least that's the sentiment of apartment dwellers in New York, San Francisco and Washington, who say they're more satisfied living in those cities than do renters in far more affordable areas such as Milwaukee, Albuquerque and Detroit. The...

  • Applications for US unemployment benefits rose last week yet remain at historically low levels

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits rose last week yet remain at historically low levels.

  • Comcast to launch lightning-fast Internet access in Colorado Springs

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Comcast Corp. said Wednesday that it will launch 2-gigabit-per-second Internet access this summer to nearly 1 million customers in Colorado Springs and the Denver area and immediately make 250-megabit-per-second access available to all its Colorado customers. The fastest Internet...

  • Plan announced to streamline pediatric services at Memorial Hospital in wake of investigation

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Children's Hospital Colorado employees will stay at Memorial Hospital Central, but most other signs of the Aurora-based hospital system will disappear after a wide-ranging investigation by state and federal regulators. Memorial Hospital will take full control of its pediatric unit...

  • New study ranks Colorado Springs relatively low as a business-friendly city

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs has its pluses as a place to do business, but a new study suggests it has far to go to match Omaha, Oklahoma City, Nashville and other metro areas with which it competes for jobs and employers. MarketWatch, a business news website that's part of the company that owns...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

    The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Nine Ent Federal Credit Union mortgage loan officers were recently recognized for being in the top 200 in mortgage loan volume for 2014 in Origination News' annual Top Originators Survey. The list is based on mortgage loan production volume in the prior year. Stephanie Dombrowski...

  • Survey: Minority-owned businesses face loan obstacles

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Minority businesses have a harder time getting bank loans than small companies in general, according to a survey released Thursday by Wells Fargo & Co. and the polling company Gallup. The survey found most business owners don't struggle to get credit, but it also shows...

  • Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver a nearly 11 hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy. Congress faces a June 1...

  • Asian stock markets uneven after weak China data

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Thursday after China's economy showed new signs of weakness and Fed minutes shed little light on the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.5 percent to 20,289.67 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed...

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