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4 years 1 week ago

Facebook apps transmitted personal info

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users' personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies. The newspaper said Monday that the breach also includes users who set all their information to be completely private. And in some cases,...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Colorado Springs company wins $1.4 billion contract

Colorado Springs-based ITT Corporation has been awarded a $1.4 billion contract by the U.S. Army to provide comprehensive support services for all Army facilities in Kuwait. ITT will provide logistics, security, transportation, life support and facilities. "We understand the criticality of the U.S. military mission in Kuwait and...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado weatherizes nearly 3,400 homes

State and local agencies have weatherized nearly 3,400 homes in Colorado, triggering full access to the state's $79.5 million in stimulus funds for the work. Gov. Bill Ritter and Department of Energy officials noted Colorado's progress in a conference call Wednesday with the media. Annual program funds have paid...

4 years 5 months ago

Insurers bracing for Colorado storm claims

Colorado residents and insurance companies are just starting to assess the damage from Wednesday's blast of tornados and thunderstorms, but the bill likely will be big. Carole Walker of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association said Thursday that the larger insurance companies expect the damages to run into the...

4 years 7 months ago

Senate poised to approve jobs bill

The Senate is taking up a temporary tax break for companies that hire unemployed workers. The legislation contains about $18 billion in tax breaks and a $20 billion infusion of cash into highway and transit programs. It would exempt businesses hiring the unemployed from the 6.2 percent Social Security...

4 years 8 months ago

Businesses say tax hikes will cause layoff

Steel workers and Coke and Pepsi bottlers have lined up to oppose a package of tax hikes to balance the state budget, saying the cuts will lead to layoffs. Also worried about their livelihoods are farmers who would have to pay sales tax on pesticides, and small home-based Internet businesses...

4 years 9 months ago

New jobless claims last week: 432,000

The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits dropped unexpectedly last week, a sign the job market is healing as the economy slowly recovers. The Labor Department says that new claims for unemployment insurance fell by 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 432,000, the lowest since July 2008....

4 years 11 months ago

Buffett buying Burlington Northern railroad

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Tuesday agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., making a $34 billion bet on the future of the U.S. economy. Burlington Northern, the nation's second-largest railroad, is the biggest hauler of food products like corn and coal for electricity, making it an...

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