Archives offer window into Apple origins

PALO ALTO, Calf. – In the interview, Steve Wozniak and the late Steve Jobs recall a seminal moment in Silicon Valley history – how they named their upstart computer company about 35 years ago.“I...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Crocs’ profits soaring on the heels of snazzy, new designs

DENVER (AP) – Crocs – love ’em or hate ’em.But not just the distinctive rubbery shoes with holes. The stock of Crocs generates the same polarized sentiment.Investors have alternately loved it and...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Eurozone facing some tough hurdles early in 2012

FRANKFURT, Germany – After a turbulent 2011, the 17 countries that use the euro will be quickly confronted in the new year with major hurdles to solving their government debt crisis, just as the...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Roy Firestone to perform benefit The Durango Chamber of Commerce and BP America will bring Emmy Award-winning Roy Firestone to Durango for a benefit concert for the athletic programs at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Outlook poor for construction, credit in county

Despite some optimism on the job front in La Plata County, local experts say 2012 growth prospects remain dismal for a few key industries.The credit and construction industries are likely to...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

2012 economic forecasts: ‘Wrong or lucky’

As locals ring in the New Year today with resolutions and moments of wonder about what the coming year might hold, jobs and the economy will weigh heavy on the minds of some.That’s because economic...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Turning local art into dollars

It’s one thing to be an artist, but it’s another to make money doing it. That’s where the Small Business Development Center of Southwest Colorado hopes to step in and help with a six-week Leading...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Young and working in the dirt

MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin factory worker worried about layoffs became a dairy farmer. An employee at a Minnesota nonprofit found an escape from her cubicle by buying a vegetable farm. A nuclear...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Sears’ holiday profits down; more than 100 stores to close

NEW YORK – Sears Holdings Corp. plans to close between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores after poor sales during the holidays, the most crucial time of year for retailers.The closings are the...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks barely change in light holiday trading

NEW YORK – Mixed economic news and light trading led stocks to close barely changed Tuesday. Consumer confidence surged to an eight-month high, but home prices dropped in major cities. Sears...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Job outlook boosts faith in U.S. economy

NEW YORK – Americans are gaining faith that the economy is on the upswing.An improving job outlook helped the Consumer Confidence Index soar to the highest level since April and near a...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Natural gas may fuel car growth

NEW ORLEANS – The United States has record supplies of natural gas and plenty of reasons to promote natural-gas powered cars, but so far consumers, manufacturers and fuel suppliers haven’t shown...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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