Land plan seeks to protect Palisade farmers

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Bruce Talbott is a fifth-generation Palisade fruit grower, his surname synonymous with the Grand Valley’s renowned fruit industry.He’d like for his children to be the...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Earnings, corporate deals lift stocks

NEW YORK – Corporate deals and strong earnings have been credited with driving stocks higher this year – and Tuesday saw a bit of each.The biggest news, that Microsoft Inc. said it would buy...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Healing from trauma to be focus of talk Randi Schweitz will present “The healing power of connecting to our inner strengths” at 7 p.m. May 18 at The Café of Life, 925 Colorado Highway 3.This talk...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Restaurant pop-ups

SEATTLE – If you missed the fried rice with pungent shrimp paste at Shophouse Seattle on Monday night, well, too bad. The down-home Thai joint has already shut its doors.Shophouse creator Wiley...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Dyan’s Studio announces new stylist Dyan’s Studio of Hair Design Inc. welcomes Nicola Chenowith to its staff.Chenowith recently moved to Durango from England, where she owned her own hair salon in...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks rally on hiring spree

NEW YORK – The biggest corporate hiring spree in five years ended a weeklong slide in the stock market.The Labor Department reported Friday that private employers hired 268,000 people last month,...

DATE: May 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Something for Mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and for those sons, daughters and husbands out there still searching for gifts for mom, help is here. At The Durango Herald’s request, employees at five...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

FastTrack Communications raises capacity

Economic-development officials have bemoaned deficiencies in broadband capability as something standing in the way of greater prosperity for the region for years.The problem is most pronounced in...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Post-Sept. 11 economic changes to outlive bin Laden

Security screening at airports will still be a hassle and raise the cost of travel. Laws that turned banks into financial police officers will stay in place. And most companies will still spend...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stock market wobbles as earnings rally slows

NEW YORK – After two weeks of strong earnings pumping up the markets, weak results from Pfizer and others deflated a broad earnings rallied, at least for Tuesday.The world’s largest drug maker...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Small cars are having big impact on U.S. auto sales

DETROIT – Small cars sold briskly last month, as gasoline prices approached $4 a gallon and some buyers worried about shortages of Japanese-made vehicles.Analysts expected overall industry sales in...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Former Durangoan inducted to practice The National Academies of Practice announces the election of Howard Snooks, formerly of Durango now of Boulder, as a distinguished practitioner-member of the...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business