Inflation zipped, 401(k)s, depression defined & podcast/video: biz ethics
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April 27, 2009
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Zip ... nada .. for the moment
U.S. consumer inflation continues to be absent, still impacted by the sharp decline in energy costs of the past nine months. Where we go from here remains one of the most critical questions on the minds of financial market players. By Jeff Thredgold

401(k) plans: to fund or not to fund?
If you are a small-business owner who provides a 401(k) plan to your employees, is the cost of providing this plan justified? If you are an employee of a company that offers a retirement plan, should you participate in the plan? In our current economic environment, it is more important than ever to carefully consider your answers to these questions. By Wayne Farlow

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The economist: What's the definition of a depression?
The U.S. economy has been through dozens of business cycles - 33 according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, which has dated them back to 1857. In every instance, after a period of contraction, the economy recovered. By Tucker Hart Adams

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Colorado Ethics in Business Award: Harry Lewis
Recipient of CEBA's Daniel R. Ritchie Award, Harry Lewis has been a civic leader in Denver since 1967.


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Colorado Ethics in Business Award: Keller Bros. Auto
Keller Bros. Auto in Littleton has been "teaching" its clients rather than selling them services since 1974.

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