New Business Briefs

Sports apparel business opens Fanbase Sports Fan Shop announces its opening at 509 East Eighth Ave., Suite 2A.The business is owned by Abel Lopez, who is a Durango High School graduate and has...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

BlackBerry maker tries to soothe angry customers

TORONTO – The maker of the struggling BlackBerry is attempting to soothe tens of millions of frustrated customers, offering more than $100 worth of free software to each one and giving some a month...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks slide on Germany’s doubts

NEW YORK – A week ago, markets were soaring on hopes that a fix for Europe’s debt crisis was near. On Monday, stocks had their worst drop in two weeks after German leaders cast doubt on how fast...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Out of minutes? Now you’ll know

NEW YORK – Cellphone companies pledged Monday to warn subscribers before they go over their monthly limits for calling minutes, text messages and data use.The pledge comes in response to a threat...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Rate on 30-year fixed mortgage rises to 4.12%

WASHINGTON – The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose sharply this week after falling below 4 percent for the first time in history.Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New franchise concept on shaky ground

More awareness of healthful eating has produced a resurgence in the popularity of frozen yogurt. But Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s newest franchise concept, Aspen Leaf Yogurt, has run into...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Orleans Hyatt rises from Katrina

NEW ORLEANS The Hyatt Regency New Orleans, devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will reopen Tuesday after a $275 million rebuild that creates a new business model for the downtown hotel.Sports...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

It’s not the iPhone 5, but do we care?

SAN FRANCISCO – To some people, Apple’s new iPhone 4S isn’t the overhaul they have been hoping for. Its model number, which doesn’t include a “5,” stinks of the status quo.That’s ridiculous.Sure,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Gervais & Associates announces promotion Gervais & Associates P.C., CPAs announces that Gail L. Smith, CPA, CVA has been promoted to tax manager.Smith has been with Gervais & Associates since 2004...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Zumba available at new business Zumba Lessons on the Mesa announces its opening at 656 Colorado Highway 172, one mile from Elmore’s Corner.The business is owned by Lee Phillips, who is a licensed...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow average turns positive for 2011

NEW YORK – Stronger retail sales and surging profits from Google sent stocks higher Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average turned positive for the year, and the S&P 500 index had its best week in...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks climb on hopes for Europe debt resolution

NEW YORK – European leaders moved more decisively Wednesday to control the region’s debt crisis and sent stocks sharply higher. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 102 points and closed at its...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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