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  • Spectranetics jumps into action to return to double-digit growth

    Business Published: Wed, April 23, 2014

    by WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com – In the wake of a bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss, Spectranetics Corp. CEO Scott Drake said Wednesday the company is taking “immediate action” to boost sales of products designed to remove defective pacemaker leads. The Colorado Springs medical laser manufacturer warned stockholders April 7 that a “temporary disruption” tied to an expansion […]

  • Athena Award goes to Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Jan Martin

    Business Published: Wed, April 23, 2014

    Sandi Yukman, right, 2013 Athena winner, presents the 2014 award to Colorado Springs City Council member Jan Martin. by rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com – City Councilwoman Jan Martin has followed women who have been role models for her in politics and in the community, and she takes pride in mentoring young people who now follow her. […]

  • Downbeat reports on earnings, home sales end Wall Street’s winning streak

    Business Published: Wed, April 23, 2014

    by ken sweet The Associated Press – NEW YORK – Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies. A surprise drop in new home sales also weighed on the broader market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 4.16 points, […]

  • New hires, promotions & honors

    Business Published: Wed, April 23, 2014

    Alysia Torres The Gazette – Alysia Torres, a stylist at Veda Salon and Spas in Colorado Springs, recently received the Best Newcomer Award at the 2014 inaugural Colorado Hairstyling Awards. Judges for the awards, part of Denver Fashion Week, included editors of Modern Salon and American Salon magazines, and several top professionals in the industry.

  • Manitou to power its municipal buildings from SunShare’s solar garden

    Business Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

    by wayne heilman wayneh@gazette.com – Manitou Springs has agreed to buy all of the electricity for city-owned facilities from a solar array that will be built in the Security area by Colorado Springs-based SunShare, becoming what the company says is the first city in the nation to have all of its facilities powered by a […]

  • IT’S YOUR MONEY: Lessons learned this year can help save taxes for 2014

    Business Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

    By JANE YOUNG Now may be the best time to start planning for the 2014 tax season – while the trials and tribulations of the 2013 season are still fresh in your mind. Some of the best ways to reduce taxes and ease the burden of tax preparation are organization and planning. Start by creating […]

  • MONEY & THE LAW: Bad bank practices brought on a blizzard of lawsuits

    Business Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

    JIM FLYNN – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is wrapping up its participation in the legal feeding frenzy stemming from Bank of America’s bad acts related to credit card add-ons. On April 7, the bureau and Bank of America entered into a settlement, called a “consent agreement,” whereby Bank of America is required to provide […]

  • Colorado Springs cookware wholesaler expanding its operations and workforce

    Business Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

    The former Rancho Liborio grocery at 1660 S. Circle Drive on Colorado Springs is being remodeled into office, warehouse and distribution space for Camerons Products, a Colorado Springs company that designs and wholesales cookware, grills and other kitchen and barbecue items. Camerons wll roughly triple the size of its operation and workforce when it completes […]

  • Earnings, corporate deals boost U.S. stocks

    Business Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

    Peter Costa works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Stock futures edged higher as more companies reported first quarter earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) By STEVE ROTHWELL The Associated Press NEW YORK – Corporate deals and some solid earnings reports propelled the stock market to its […]

  • Q&A with Gary Henry, Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center

    Business Published: Tue, April 22, 2014

    Gary Henry by charise simpson Special to The Gazette – Gary Henry Executive Director, Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center Gary Henry knows something about government contracting. He served as the contracting squadron commander at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, and also was policy chief for Air Force base command contracting. After retirement he […]