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9 months 1 day ago

Local Business Gives Bitcoin a Try

They've been referred to as cash for the internet and bitcoins are becoming more and more popular. Colorado Springs business Easy Street Designs decided to give them a try earlier this week. Co-owner Ed Duffy says it's simply an extra convenience for customers that use bitcoins. To break it...

1 year 2 months ago

Are you working more for less?

If you feel like you're working more but earning less money, it's probably because you are. According to an analysis from the Census Bureau, a report reveals that the average American household income has fallen 4.4% over the last four years. In June of this year, the median income...

1 year 2 months ago

Who's paying for college?

There is growing evidence that some college students may be getting overlooked when it comes to financial aid. Out of pocket money can be a burden for any family especially with rising tuition costs, but it appears wealthy students may be getting a leg up in the admissions process....

1 year 2 months ago

Poor pay strikes continue today

Strikes are expected to continue today across the country. Hundreds of fast food workers walked off their jobs at restaurants yesterday. The protests marked the beginning of two days of strikes to fight for higher wages and the right to unionize. In all, fast food workers in...

1 year 3 months ago

Animal attacks costing state big bucks

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The state agency in charge of managing Colorado's big game population is paying a heavy price for animal incidents. Colorado Parks and Wildlife paid over $1 million in compensation for big game incidents across the state in 2012. According to KREX-TV, Colorado Parks and Wildlife...

1 year 3 months ago

Obama administration will continue aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) - While the Obama administration throws its support behind Egypt's military, some members of Congress are looking at withholding some or all of America's annual $1.5 billion aid package if a civilian government isn't quickly restored. Without the administration's support, that's a high hurdle. But after watching...

1 year 5 months ago

Good news for summer job seekers

Positive news this morning for those looking for work this summer. According to a Career Builder survey released overnight, 30% of employers plan to hire seasonal help, and 20% of those jobs will pay at least $16 an hour. Most of the jobs will be in the leisure and hospitality...

1 year 6 months ago

New data says college is worth the cost

Saving for your kid's college and wondering if it pays to pursue higher ed? Don't worry! New data from Uncle Sam suggests a college degree is worth the financial investment. According to the Census Bureau, people with a college degree earned nearly twice the income of people with a...

1 year 11 months ago

Big spending for Halloween

Is your Halloween costume ready to go? Halloween has turned into a huge moneymaker. The National Retail Federation says people will spend $8 billion on it this year. It's not the $500 billion spent during the December holidays, but shoppers are spending more to trick or treat every year....

2 years 1 month ago

Man creates cancer scheme to get money

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man has been arrested after authorities say he scammed people for money by claiming his son had cancer. The Herald of Rock Hill reports today that William Lorenzo Moffitt, 28, was arrested last week on charges including obtaining goods by false pretenses....

2 years 5 months ago

Texas teen accused of faking cancer

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas teenager accused of faking cancer to steal $17,000 in donations has been released from jail on bond. Court records show a status hearing has been scheduled May 31 in El Paso for 19-year-old Angie Gomez of Horizon City. Gomez on Tuesday night...

2 years 7 months ago

Woman fakes cancer to raise money

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A suburban Richmond woman has been fined $50 after admitting she faked cancer to raise money. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Martha Ann Nicholas pleaded guilty on Monday to two misdemeanor charges of obtaining money by false pretenses. Besides the fine, she was ordered by a...

2 years 9 months ago

Pueblo starts new year with rash of robberies

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say Pueblo businesses and individuals have already been hit 12 times by robbers this year, and four of the victims were banks. The Pueblo Chieftain reports that the other victims were three convenience stores, two fast-foot restaurants, a music store and two individuals. Three men...

2 years 11 months ago

Occupy costs adding up for some cities

As Occupy Wall Street protests grow across the country, so do violent episodes between cops and occupiers. Just north of our area, Occupy Denver has had several heated run-ins with police over camping space and public areas. With those confrontations comes a price. Today Denver Police announced its cost...

3 years 5 days ago

State approves funding for I-25 widening

The money is now place to begin a highway widening project along I-25 between North Academy Boulevard and Interquest Parkway. The Colorado Transportation Commission voted unanimously Thursday to commit $31 million for the construction project which is expected to begin in the Spring. On Monday, the Pikes Peak Area...

3 years 1 week ago

Police unveil proposed budget cuts

Colorado Springs City Council has begun the process of reviewing the mayor's nearly $380,000,000 dollar "all funds" budget. Mayor Bach has directed all agencies to find more efficient ways to operate, including eliminating 38 vacant city positions from the 2012 budget, and more cost sharing for the city employee medical...

3 years 1 month ago

Campaign fraud?

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein has filed a civil lawsuit against a bank that handled accounts for a Democratic campaign treasurer charged with fraud for allegedly looting dozens of political war chests. The lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court names First California bank, the treasurer...

3 years 1 month ago

Colorado spent $160M on homeland security gear

DENVER (AP) - State records show Colorado has spent more than $160 million on homeland security gear ranging from protective gloves to emergency command trucks since the 2001 terrorist attacks. The Denver Post reported Thursday that officials produced the list after the newspaper's previous stories showed the state couldn't...

3 years 1 month ago

MDA Telethon brings in more money than last year

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Muscular Dystrophy Association officials say this year's telethon garnered nearly $61.5 million in contributions. MDA Vice President Jim Brown says Sunday night's program gained almost $2.6 million more than last year's total. The live broadcast was held without comedian Jerry Lewis, who has ended...

3 years 1 month ago

Most retailers reporting revenue gains

NEW YORK (AP) - Retailers are reporting solid revenue gains for August, capping what's winding up to be a solid back-to-school season despite wild stock market swings and worries about the economy. But the outlook for September remains murky as Hurricane Irene, which ploughed through the Eastern Seaboard last...

3 years 2 months ago

Stocks could rise this week

Stock futures are pointing higher to open this week after fears that the economy could be headed into a second recession, pummeled the major indexes for four weeks in a row. No major economic reports are due out Monday. Crude oil jumped 1.6 percent to $83.58 a barrel in...

3 years 2 months ago

Bachmann wants Congress back to restore credit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Michelle Bachmann says if she were president, she would immediately call Congress back to Washington with the aim of "getting this AAA credit rating back." Bachmann tells NBC's "Today" show that public officials should e working to begin "reforming entitlements" and get spending under control. Her...

3 years 3 months ago

Chihuahua saves the day

A small Chihuahua saved the day in Altadena, Calif. Two hooded men, one with a rifle, tried to rob the Ace Smoke Shop on July 7. The men demanded money and when the store owner began putting money in a backpack carried by one of the men, and...

3 years 3 months ago

Tips from "Savvy Bloggers"

As unemployment rises and the American economy struggles to recover, many are turning to the World Wide Web to find new ways of making money on the side. This weekend hundreds of successful bloggers are taking part in the Savvy Blogging Summit at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Erin Chase...

3 years 3 months ago

Rodeo brings fun, economic boost

It's time once again for the 71st Annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. It brings in tens of thousands of fans from all over the country. This year is no exception. "Last year we had just over 27,000 (people) for the duration of the rodeo. This year we're expecting closer...

3 years 3 months ago

Couponing making a comeback

The women sat in eager silence as Monica Knight told them groceries used to cost her $600 a month and now she spends only $100 to $150 a month. Then, she shared her secret: Extreme couponing. The women oohed and awed as Knight, a mother of two, pulled...

3 years 3 months ago

Tax revenues up in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Municipal League says sales tax revenue increased an average of 6.5 percent across the state during the first four months of this year compared to the same time span last year. The organization says in a survey released Wednesday that 62 percent of cities and...

3 years 5 months ago

Update: District 49 to cut nearly 150 jobs

Wednesday proved to be a tough night for everyone involved in Falcon School District 49. The school board voted to eliminate nearly 150 jobs district wide. As part of financial shortfalls, the district had to cut about $11,000,000 from its 2011-2012 operating budget. The biggest cuts come in the form...

3 years 6 months ago

Tax pros prepare for last minute filings

You've undoubtedly seen the numerous Uncle Sam's directing you to the nearest tax office. It's tax season crunch time and that means procrastinators. Even with tax day being extended by three days this year, many are still waiting till the last minute to file. "The last 3 days of tax...

3 years 6 months ago

Possible scam targets Colorado non-profits, businesses

The government is warning about a possible scam targeting non-profits and businesses in Colorado. The Colorado Secretary of State's office says "Corporate Controllers Unit" is sending out a confusing solicitation. The letter asks non-profits to send $225 to file government reports with the Secretary of State's office--which typically only...

3 years 8 months ago

Financial help to pay heating bills

If you're worried about your utilities bill as temperatures plunge into the deep freeze, there's still time to apply for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). LEAP benefits provide assistance to help families with their heating bills but are not intended to pay the entire bill. You may apply...

3 years 9 months ago

Hickenlooper visits Southern Colorado

In a time where Colorado's state budget is uncertain, the state's new governor is taking an untraditional approach to fixing it. "The vision is instead of a bunch of big shots in Denver telling the rest of the state, here's what we think is best for your economy, let's let...

3 years 9 months ago

Stocks open mixed as investors weigh data

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are starting out mixed as traders sift through the last batch of economic data for the year. Thursday morning, the Labor Department provided some positive news by reporting that initial filings for unemployment insurance in the week ending Dec. 25 fell to 388,000 from...

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