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Fatal workplace injuries increase in Ohio

Ohio is one of 24 states where deaths on the job increased last year from the year before, according to newly updated state and federal data. There were 184 work-related fatalities across all occupations statewide in 2014, compared to 149 the year before, according to Ohio Department of Health, which tracks the state-level statistics in partnership with the federal government. ...

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New stats point to best job growth in Colorado Springs in nine years

If anticipated revisions to job-growth numbers in the Colorado Springs area hold up, city boosters may soon be getting out the party hats and popping Champagne corks. According to the latest estimates from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, released Wednesday, local employment is growing at its fastest rate in nearly nine years. Specifically, local payrolls grew by 3 ...

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Consumer prices slow with O&G in the west

Despite a slow but steady oil price recovery for Colorado, the growth recently came to a halt, and with it, consumer prices. According to the Denver Business Journal, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 0.3 percent jump in the federal consumer price index (CPI) in western states for the month of April. This gain is notably smaller than ...

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Editorial: Soak-the-rich scheme would hurt us all

President Barack O’Robin Hood spoke to the American people Tuesday and promised everything short of maid service. In his last two years, the president will take from the rich and give to the poor — if the Republicans will let him. To fund free college, a tripling of child care support, tax benefits for a select group and higher mandatory ...

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Western consumer prices fall with gas prices

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a drop in consumer prices in Colorado and other western states, matching the sinking rate of gas prices, according to a recent Denver Business Journal article. Sloping consumer prices index (CPI) for the West began in October with a 0.1 percent drop, November with a 0.6 percent drop and December, which brought a ...

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The energy boom: It’s not just for men

KENEDY — A stiff, chilly wind from the north whips through the city. Ingrid Hollinger isn’t fazed. She’s felt this kind of cold before. “I’m used to it by now,” she says, standing in the shadows of an oil rig. “You kind of get used to it after a while.” It’s here at a recently built training facility that the ...

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