Tourism finds new leader

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months for Susan Lander since she left her role as executive director of Music in the Mountains after being at the helm for almost 11 years.Since stepping down from...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Montana hospitality inspires chain of themed United Kingdom pubs

MISSOULA, Mont. – When Stonegate Pub Co. Chairman Ian Payne needed a name for the newest chain of bars he was introducing to the United Kingdom, his first thought was of his favorite town in...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Nation’s young, fit, to face challenge of health-care choices

WASHINGTON – They’re young, healthy and flat broke – and now the government says they have to buy thousands of dollars’ worth of medical insurance. What should tapped-out 20-somethings do?Well,...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Tech profits crumple; stocks take nosedive

NEW YORK – Stocks fell for the fourth consecutive day Tuesday after a profit slump at technology companies and a steep decline in oil prices, which sent energy stocks sharply lower.The Dow Jones...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

E7 Systems announces new hire E7 Systems introduces its new director of customer solutions, Steve Linn.Linn has been engaged in new business startups since the mid-’90s working with AT&T Wireless...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

As U.S. economy steadies, bank closings become rarer

WASHINGTON – Fewer U.S. banks are failing than at any time since the financial crisis erupted in 2008. The healthier banking industry is helping sustain an economy slowed by lackluster hiring, weak...

DATE: July 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Report: Lender buys its influence

WASHINGTON – The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation’s foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress,...

DATE: July 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Virginia’s Steakhouse revived

An old jukebox sits just inside the entrance to Virginia’s Steakhouse. Mounted deer heads hang on the walls, and photos show the restaurant from the 1970s looking much the same as it does now.The...

DATE: July 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Pay more for dairy products – save farmers

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Consumers will pay a little more for coffee and chocolate to ensure the farmers who produce those foods get a fair wage, so why not ask them to pay more for milk?That is the...

DATE: July 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Durango agent receives recognition Tommy Tucker, an American Family Insurance agent in Durango, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the J.D. Power and...

DATE: July 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercury CEO wins tech honors

Mercury Payment System’s CEO Matt Taylor has been named Ernst & Young’s 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year winner for the technology category in the Mountain Desert Region.“It is extremely exciting, to...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Algorithm touted as crime predictor

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles police are aiming to beat suspects to the scene of a crime by using computer software to predict where trouble might occur.The Los Angeles Police Department is the largest...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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