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1 year 3 months ago

FCC votes to cap, slash prison phone rates

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission has approved limits on rates that prison inmates pay to make phone calls. The FCC voted 2-1 Friday -- a decade after inmates' families asked for action. The vote caps interstate phone call rates at 21 cents a minute for debit or prepaid...

3 years 2 months ago

RTD's fare cards delayed at least 9 months

DENVER (AP) - A highly touted fare card system that Denver-area transportation officials hoped would collect ridership data and help set fare pricing has been delayed at least nine months. The Denver Post reports that Regional Transportation District board members are calling for a review of delays in the...

3 years 2 months ago

Unemployment up from last week

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, evidence that the job market isn't improving. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 414,000. The report suggests companies aren't significantly increasing layoffs, despite weak...

3 years 3 months ago

Black Hills Energy rates talks in Pueblo

DENVER (AP) - Colorado regulators are heading to Pueblo to hear public comments on a proposal by Black Hills Energy to raise annual electric revenues by $40.2 million, or nearly 19 percent. That translates to an increase of about $18.96 per month for typical residential customers, or $67.20 per...

3 years 7 months ago

Western Slope job outlook poor

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Despite new job orders in energy and construction, Colorado's Western Slope is coping with near-record jobless rates. Grand Junction's unemployment rate has tripled in the past two years and stands at above 11 percent. Mesa County reports that several hundred people apply for...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado reaches agreement on worker's comp

The Colorado Division of Insurance has canceled a hearing with the state chartered worker's compensation company after reaching a settlement on rates. The Colorado Division of Insurance said Monday that Pinnacol Assurance has reached a tentative agreement on the state's four key concerns about rates. Pinnacol's board of directors...

4 years 5 months ago

Mortgage applications lowest in 13 years

The number of customers applying for a mortgage to purchase a property fell to the lowest level in 13 years last week, a sign the housing market is struggling without government incentives. The Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday purchase volume declined 5.7 percent and is at its lowest point...

4 years 11 months ago

Federal Express Raises Shipping Rates

FedEx is raising shipping rates for ground and home delivery. The rates will go up by 4.9%. Express package rates will also go up by 5.9%. The new rates go into effect January 4, 2010. FedEx saw its fiscal 2010 first quarter earnings fall 53%. The shipping company disclosed quarterly...

5 years 1 month ago

Pueblo chosen as site for new power plant

Black Hills Energy has announced plans to build a multi-million dollar power plant in Pueblo. However, the project is still in negotiations. The plant could cost between $425 to $515 million. It would be located near the airport in Pueblo's industrial park. Black Hills Energy says the project could...

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