A few sweeteners added to recession-battling tax breaks

WASHINGTON – This year’s tax season will look a lot like last year’s, with a few sweeteners added.Most of the tax changes that were put in place in 2009 to spur the economy remained in effect in...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s airport ads revamped

The Durango-La Plata County Airport terminal is revamping its advertising space with the help of Durango Fastsigns. The locally owned sign and graphics business is a franchise center of Fastsigns...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Apple again turns to Cook in CEO Jobs’ absence

SAN FRANCISCO – If the past is any indication, Tim Cook’s mastery of inventory management and his high expectations of employees should leave Apple Inc. in good hands while its charismatic leader,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Builders’ sentiment stagnant in January

LOS ANGELES – U.S. homebuilders remain discouraged over the prospects for improved home sales in the months ahead, unconvinced as yet that the economy will spur the kind of job growth needed to...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks shrug off bad earnings reports, Jobs’ Apple news

NEW YORK — Boeing Co. and Caterpillar Inc. led stocks higher Tuesday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to its highest close since June 2008.Boeing rose 3.4 percent after reporting that it...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Qwest in Colorado may lead next wave of video reform

The nation’s next wave of video franchise reform could start in Colorado and sweep through other parts of Qwest’s local-phone service territory.From 2005 to 2008, 20 states enacted laws that...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Nature Studies announces new hire Durango Nature Studies has hired Karen Hickerson as its new program director.She will be in charge of overseeing and developing all DNS programs, as well as...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Home foreclosure crisis may peak in 2011

NEW YORK – The bleakest year in the foreclosure crisis has only just begun. Lenders are poised to take back more homes this year than any other since the U.S. housing meltdown began in 2006. About...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New credit rules affect local purchases

New worldwide requirements designed to prevent credit card fraud mean La Plata Electric Association customers will not be able to speak to a person when paying their bills by phone.“Our members...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Deli, catering business opens Big Buster’s Deli and Catering announces its opening at 939 Colorado Highway 3.The business is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and offers gourmet...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Day care center moves to new location The Growing Place announces its new location at 2911 Junction St., Suite A.The business offers full- or part-time toddler care for children 12 to 36 months...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Europe’s good news lifts stocks

NEW YORK – Hopes that banks would start raising their dividends sent financial stocks sharply higher Wednesday. Indexes closed at their highest levels in more than two years after a successful bond...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business