Shell looks for approval as Arctic plan goes ahead

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – In choppy water under blue sky off Bellingham, Wash., a Shell Oil crew on Monday lowered a “capping stack” 200 feet in the water and put it through maneuvers with underwater...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Oil prices drive stock rise

NEW YORK – Stocks climbed Tuesday in an abbreviated holiday trading session after an encouraging report about manufacturing. Energy stocks rose the most because of increased tension over oil-rich...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Durango cycling business announces new mechanic Mountain Bike Specialists announces Brian Bluemle has been hired as a mechanic.Bluemle has experience in the bicycle industry, he trained at USA...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Owners to forfeit health insurance?

NEW YORK – A big worry for small businesses that were against the Obama administration’s health-care law was that it would increase their costs. But now that the Supreme Court has upheld it, some...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Neb. thrift store caters to tribe

WHITECLAY, Neb. – In a tiny Nebraska border town that has become known more for alcohol than anything else, KC Willis is hoping to change perceptions.Willis has opened LightShine Thrift Store in...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Up in smoke?

RICHMOND, Va. Sometimes, a cigar isn’t just a cigar.From large hand-rolled cigars and smaller machine-made cigars to little cigars that are similar in size to cigarettes, there are nearly as many...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. unemployment aid applications fall

WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week, but the level of applications remains too high to signal a pickup in hiring.The Labor Department said Thursday...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Sustainability consulting firm opens Bright Green is a new strategic sustainability consulting firm in Durango. Elsa Jagniecki is the founder, and Erika Brown will serve as principal...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Art Supply House announces new owner Art Supply House Inc. announces its new owner, Jeramiah Townsend.Townsend is an art school graduate and has a background in business consulting. The art supply...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Music to Soundtraxx’s ears

The head of La Plata County’s newest Colorado Company to Watch acknowledged that many people have never heard of her business, and that’s OK.The company, Soundtraxx, is a designer, manufacturer and...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

European leaders weigh urgent steps

BRUSSELS – European leaders are reaching for bold solutions to end a 2-year-old debt crisis that’s spread economic misery across Europe, raised doubts about the future of the euro currency, rattled...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stock increase led by Homebuilders

NEW YORK – Homebuilders led stocks up on Tuesday, helping major indexes recoup some losses from the day before. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. surged after the media conglomerate said it may split...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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