Department stores making themselves over in beauty battle

NEW YORK – It’s the beauty aisles themselves getting makeovers now. Department stores are being forced to rethink how they sell higher-end makeup and perfume as competition intensifies from...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Veteran journalists in Colorado are using the blockchain to build a news start-up

Colorado’s newest digital publication is bucking many of journalism’s business conventions: it aims to be ad-free, reader-supported, employee-owned, and will partner with a media technology company...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

How big is gig economy?

WASHINGTON – Look around, and it seems more Americans are working outside traditional full-time jobs – whether as freelance graphic designers or independent contractors or Uber drivers. Or maybe...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Buffett: Stocks remain best investment option for most

OMAHA, Neb. – Billionaire Warren Buffett recommends that investors stick with simple stock index funds – not bonds and especially not bitcoins. The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway said he...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Facebook expands its fact-checking tools but says its work ‘will never be finished’

Facebook announced an expansion of several initiatives Thursday to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network used by more than 2 billion people. In a company blog, Facebook...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Supreme Court ruling means states can tax Amazon marketplace

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday will allow states and local governments to pursue sales taxes on more online transactions. The big question for Amazon.com is how states will collect it. The...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Microloan created to ease economic impact from fires

Area nonprofit First Southwest Community Fund recently announced that it has created the low-interest, fixed-rate SouthwestStrong Fire Relief Business Microloan, for area businesses that have been...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Russell Planning, Engineering hires one

Russell Planning and Engineering recently hired Jordan Townsend to join its staff as a design engineer. Townsend is from northern Wyoming, received a bachelor’s degree in energy systems engineering...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Dog Ranch expands services

Durango Dog Ranch owners Gretchen and Gregg Dubit announced they have expanded services for the summer at the Hesperus business to include daily guided kennel tours. Visitors can now tour the...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Forest Service hires Durango supervisor

Colorado State Forest Service recently named longtime forester and wildland firefighter Mark Loveall as its Durango supervisory forester for forest planning and implementation in Southwest...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Ebike rental business on a ROLL in Durango

Claire Attkisson is looking to offer the joy of cycling Durango to tourists who aren’t confident enough to handle 6,512 feet in elevation and the foothills of the San Juan Mountains using only...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

‘I don’t think consumers are going to see any change at all’

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government’s net neutrality protections may have been wiped from federal rulebooks on Monday, but the battle is only just beginning. The architect of that repeal, Federal...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business