Stocks close lifted on Europe debt sales, Chinese growth

Slight improvements in Europe’s troubled debt markets and China’s economy were enough to lift stocks on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose as many as 151 points in the morning before...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

A wilted business

As the first month of the new year draws to a close, so will the doors of a longtime Bayfield business. Fantasy Floral will close for the last time at the end January, a casualty of the anemic...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Going to the doctor? Shop around first

NEW YORK – Few things make me feel as clueless as a bill from my doctor’s office. I don’t recognize the abbreviations or understand the jargon. I can’t tell when I’m being charged too much. And...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Wading in the cold

LAKELAND, Fla. It’s a tense time at Imperial Tropicals, one of central Florida’s largest ornamental fish farms.It will be days, if not weeks, before farmer Fran Drawdy discovers how the recent cold...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Hear, touch and feel your electronic devices

LAS VEGAS – Sure, today’s phones can deliver the sound of a heartbeat. But how would you like to actually feel the throbbing?A few companies want to replace the crude vibration motors in today’s...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Chocolatier hopes for better yogurt sales

With credit tight and stiff competition from mom-and-pop frozen yogurt shops, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s new franchise concept, Aspen Leaf Yogurt, hasn’t yet taken off as the company...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Possible Facebook IPO could give boost

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – What’s good for Facebook and its employees could be very good for California’s treasury.If the Menlo Park company goes public this year, as many have speculated, the state...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Chamber announces finalists for awards The Durango Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the annual awards ceremony to be held Thursday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

New wine bar opens in downtown Durango Four Leaves Winery of Durango now is open for business. It is located at 528 Main Ave., across from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

The ‘good life’ doesn’t include chasing money

Is the only thing standing between you and the “good life” more money? If you believe this, you’re not alone. Most of us assume money and happiness are connected. They are, but just not as much as...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

More bets, more fun

The newest casino to hit the area doesn’t have the Sky Ute Casino Resort shaking in its boots. Instead, casino executives at the Ignacio facility say the competition is welcome.“We know that...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Job openings dip, hires rise in Nov.

WASHINGTON – U.S. employers stepped up their hiring in November but pulled back slightly on the number of jobs they advertised.The mostly favorable report shows companies are gaining more...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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