Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump

WICHITA, Kan. – The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and a backlash from foreign buyers over President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Bad weather, real estate market chill Home Depot’s sales

ATLANTA – Strains in the nation’s housing sector, coupled with nasty weather across the U.S., took their toll on Home Depot’s sales in the last few months of 2018. And more disconcerting news about...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates level off after three weeks of declines

Buffeted by mixed economic news, mortgage rates stayed put this week. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average was unchanged at 4.35 percent...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Four first-time home-buying mistakes to avoid

Now is a good time for first-time house hunters to prepare for the spring homebuying season. If you’re a novice to the market, you might want to hear from experts on the biggest mistakes first-time...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan Organics selected for $5,000 NextCycle grant

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has chosen nine teams for the Colorado NextCycle program, including San Juan Organics. The nine will each receive a $5,000 business...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New Farmers Insurance office opens

Farmers Insurance agent Mike Brennan has opened a new office at 2223 Main Ave., Suite 101. The office will be open five days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and anytime...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Shawna Long acquires TravelHost - Four Corners Region

Shawna Long, formerly of Ballantine Communications, has purchased TravelHost - Four Corners Region. The quarterly publication serves the Four Corners travelers through hotel distribution, website...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Strater Hotel announces promotions

The Strater Hotel has announced several promotions Tori Ossola has been named general manager. Most recently, Ossola served as the hotel’s rooms division manager, Ossola brings more than 25 years...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado cannabis wants to go public, but not everyone is on board

Colorado used to be on top of the cannabis world. As legalization spreads both in the U.S. and abroad, a lack of investor capital here could be the industry’s undoing. “Now we are chasing the...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Bayfield firm looks to revolutionize wastewater treatment

BAYFIELD – A small, 3½-year-old firm is talking to venture capitalists and angel investors looking for $1.3 million in investments by May to commercialize a chemical compound to clean wastewater...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Average U.S. mortgage rates fell this week

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates dipped this week to the lowest average in more than a year, providing a possible boost to the start of the Spring homebuying season in March. Mortgage...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Global recession fear suddenly stalking credit market

The risk of a global recession has surged to the top of the worry list for credit investors even as they push down their cash balances to snap up new-year issuance, according to Bank of America...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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