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    1. Colorado Springs faces tough question: Where have all the workers gone?

      Colorado Springs faces tough question: Where have all the workers gone?

      On the surface, the numbers are encouraging: The Colorado Springs area's unemployment rate declined by nearly a third, from 7.8 percent in October 2013 to 5.4 percent in October of this year.

      But dig a little deeper, and a bleaker picture emerges. Nearly half of the drop in the jobless rate resulted from more than 3,500 area residents leaving the local labor force. The cause is unclear, since there's no up-to-the-minute Census data that might help explain it.

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    2. Increased drone use creates a buzz at Castle Rock shop

      Increased drone use creates a buzz at Castle Rock shop

      By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -

      Castle Rock - The buzzing noise coming from Santa's sleigh as it flies over Colorado this week won't be the reindeer kicking into high gear. It will be from drones that Santa will deliver to good children and adults this year.

      Since the state's first store specializing in hobbyist and commercial drone technology opened Nov. 1 in Castle Rock, the gadgets have been flying out the door at a steady clip. Many will land under the tree.

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    3. 14 cities get Bloomberg 'innovation team' grants

      14 cities get Bloomberg 'innovation team' grants

      NEW YORK (AP) — Fourteen cities ranging from Long Beach, California, to Jerusalem are getting money from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation to create "innovation teams" to jump-start new approaches to poverty, public safety, job growth and other issues.

      New York-based Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the winners Monday. They'll receive from $400,000 to $1 million annually for three years.

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    4. Colorado Springs area business events starting Dec. 7, 2014

      Colorado Springs area business events starting Dec. 7, 2014

      PBX (Premier Business Exchange) - 8-9:30 a.m., LegalShield Success Center, 1120 N. Circle Drive, Suite 10; 243-3174, mbrshow.com/pbx.htm.

      CC&V Coffee Club - 10 a.m., CC&V Visitor Center, 371 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, free; 689-2341, 689-4052.

      Pikes Peak Workforce Center - Social Media - Expanding Your Connections, 10 a.m.-noon, Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, free. Registration required: ppwfc.org.

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    5. The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding

      The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding

      When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country.

      In the first nine months of the year, venture capitalists poured $24 billion into tech startups around the country. About half of that funding went to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, according to the National Venture Capital Association.

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    6. Report: Hewlett-Packard to split in 2 companies

      Report: Hewlett-Packard to split in 2 companies

      Personal computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. reportedly plans to split itself into two separate companies by spinning off its technology services business.

      The Wall Street Journal reported the pending split Sunday citing people familiar with the matter, who said the company announcement could come as soon as Monday. A spokeswoman for HP declined to comment.

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    7. Insurance software company expands in downtown Colorado Springs

      Insurance software company expands in downtown Colorado Springs

      Colorado Springs-based Insurance Technologies is expanding its downtown office in response to customer demand.

      The company, which creates and provides software for insurance and financial service firms, announced this week that it has experienced a 30 percent increase in life and annuity customers in the past year, so it is expanding its office space by about one-third and adding employees.

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    8. Six days devoted in Colorado Springs to inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them find backers

      Six days devoted in Colorado Springs to inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them find backers

      Denver has one. So do the booming northern Colorado towns of Fort Collins and Boulder.

      Now, it's Colorado Springs' turn to experience Startup Week, a six-day series of events designed to raise awareness about and celebrate the accomplishments of entrepreneurs - and perhaps inspire others to start new companies.

      More than 4,000 people are expected to attend the nearly 30 events during Colorado Springs' inaugural event, which comes the week after Denver's.

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    9. We're Number ... well, something: Colorado Springs lands on lots of lists, but what does it mean?

      We're Number ... well, something: Colorado Springs lands on lots of lists, but what does it mean?

      n a Thumbtack.com survey this year of 12,000 business owners nationwide, Colorado Springs ranked No. 1 among 82 cities as the friendliest place for small businesses. - SmartAsset.com ranked Colorado Springs No. 2 on a list of best cities to be a tech worker. - The Springs came in at No. 6 on Outside Magazine's ranking of best big cities for active families and was No. 29 on Forbes' best places for business and careers.

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    10. Cognizant buying TriZetto for $2.7 billion

      Cognizant buying TriZetto for $2.7 billion

      Cognizant is buying health care software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash.

      Privately held TriZetto Corp. is based in Englewood, Colorado. The company and its 3,700 workers will join Cognizant's existing health care information technology business.

      Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., based in Teaneck, New Jersey, plans to finance the transaction with available cash and debt.

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    11. Colorado Springs company has a nose for medical devices

      Colorado Springs company has a nose for medical devices

      If the thought of post-surgery stitches or staples in your nose make you wince, you may soon have Colorado Springs entrepreneur Michael Larson to thank for developing a more palatable alternative.

      Larson, owner of Mind Rocket LLC, and his business partner Randall Bast are trying to raise up to $1 million from angel investors to begin clinical trials of Larson's medical device, which uses a laser to fuse human tissue, and is being promoted as a quicker-to-use, quicker-to-heal alternative to stitches or medical staples in nasal surgeries.

      The 2-year-old company hopes to sell ...

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