Columbine Landscapes receives Thrive! Living Wage Coalition certification

Columbine Landscapes recently announced it has received certification by La Plata County Thrive! Living Wage Coalition as a Living Wage Employer. They are now one of 100 certified living wage...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Hobby opens on Main Avenue

During the long, dark, cold days of winter, some hobbyists hide out in their she sheds and man caves building cars, planes and drones. Durango Hobby opened in late December on Main Avenue in...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado business leaders are feeling more optimistic amid trade deals and federal economic policy

Faced with the fresh start of a new year, Colorado’s business community is feeling a bit rosier about the state’s economic prospects, according to a new survey from the Leeds School of Business at...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks close out best year since 2013

Wall Street closed the books Tuesday on a blockbuster 2019 for stock investors, with the broader market delivering its best returns in six years. The S&P 500 finished with a gain of 28.9% for the...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

2020 brings higher labor costs for small businesses

NEW YORK – Small-business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins – higher labor costs for many companies, and some owners will discover they have to comply with new laws that...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

America’s marijuana growers are the best in the world, but federal laws are keeping them out of global markets

DENVER – In a large warehouse, LivWell Enlightened Health feeds its cloned cannabis plants a custom blend of nutrients, sprays them with filtered water and pumps extra carbon dioxide into the air,...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

California takes lead on laws affecting gig economy, privacy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s long tradition of advancing nation-leading legislation continues into the new year, with laws reining in the gig economy, boosting online privacy and discouraging...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan College to host Northwest Regional Economic Outlook Forum

Herald Staff Report Learn about current and future economic opportunities and challenges at the Northwest Regional Economic Outlook Forum from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 8 at San Juan College’s Henderson...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Legal marijuana sales may spark Midwest interstate tension

CHICAGO – Retailers legally selling marijuana for the past month in Michigan say they have drawn customers from surrounding Midwestern states where the drug remains illegal and, as Illinois...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College student wins chocolate shop

Talk about a sweet Christmas present. Aaron Stone, a senior at Fort Lewis College, was named the school’s first student winner of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise. In September, the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Kansas city’s move against paper strikes some as retaliation

TOPEKA, Kan. – A growing community near Kansas City has decided to stop publishing its legal notices in its hometown newspaper, describing the move as cost-cutting but doing it after several...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. workers still pay price of no paid parental leave

NEW YORK – Nancy Glynn could not afford a funeral for her newborn son who died after a premature birth. She was already taking time off from her job as a waitress in Manchester, New Hampshire, to...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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