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2 years 6 months ago

Drought aid offered to farmers in 10 counties

DENVER (AP) - Farmers in 10 counties in east-central Colorado can apply for emergency loans and other help under a drought disaster designation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that Lincoln County was designated the primary disaster area, and that qualifying farmers in nine adjacent counties could apply for...

2 years 8 months ago

Penguin reverses course for now on Kindle lending

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the country's largest publishers, Penguin Group (USA), is temporarily restoring libraries' ability to loan their e-books for Amazon.com's Kindle but only through the end of the year. The publisher backtracked Wednesday after saying it was informed by Amazon.com Inc. that the online retailer...

4 years 1 week ago

IMF cancels $268M Haiti debt

The IMF says it has canceled Haiti's $268 million debt and will lend the earthquake-devastated island another $60 million to help it with reconstruction plans. The International Monetary Fund says the decision is part of a plan for long-term reconstruction after the Jan. 12 magnitude-7 quake, which killed as...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Americans' credit scores sink to new lows

New figures show millions more Americans have credit scores that could prevent them from getting credit cards, auto loans or mortgages under the tighter lending standards banks now use. Figures provided by FICO Inc. show that 25.5 percent of consumers - nearly 43.4 million people - now have a...

4 years 4 months ago

$750,000 scholarship program announced

Four state colleges in Pueblo and Colorado Springs have joined with Kaiser Permanente open opportunities to more than a hundred of people who may want to work in the health care field. The million dollar program will support careers in nursing and front line health care professionals such as...

4 years 5 months ago

Help available for college aid forms

Future college students can get help with the daunting FAFSA forms later this month at Pueblo Community College. As part of a state-wide program titled College Goal Sunday, financial aid experts will be on hand to provide free help from 2 to 4 p.m. in Pueblo Community College's Hoag Theatre...

4 years 7 months ago

Government debt limits on ballot

DENVER (AP) - An initiative to limit borrowing by state and local governments in Colorado will appear on the November ballot. Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher said Friday that supporters of the measure had gathered enough signatures to put it before voters November 2. It will appear on...

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