Business Briefs

Tarpley RV technicians earn certification Ben Bledsoe and Chris Reddersen, service technicians at Tarpley RV in Durango, have both earned RV Industry Association Certification status.Bledsoe has...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Bank ratings lasting impact?

NEW YORK – When a major bank’s credit rating is cut, it deals a psychological blow – to customers, the public and financial markets.So Thursday’s downgrading of 15 of the world’s largest banks is...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Tourism chugs right along

Mother Nature has been kind so far this tourism season, and local businesses say her cooperation is bringing tourists to the area earlier than normal and boosting their bottom lines.The city’s...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

What crisis? Life in Greece isn’t all bad, research says

ATHENS, Greece – A conversation in struggling Greece is, often as not, about the superlatives of doom: The country is on the edge, the people are headed toward catastrophe and the state, drained of...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Facebook’s public offering has its effect on market

NEW YORK – It’s been a month since Facebook’s initial public offering fell flat, and in that time, the market for initial public offerings has collapsed.No company has gone public since May 18,...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Pet, horse specialist joins pet business Donna Medeiros has joined Custom Animal Services Pet Sitting as a pet and horse-care specialist.Medeiros grew up in the business of boarding, grooming,...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Low risk the path to success

Local finance guru Robert Haugen says he has a controversial finding for the world’s stock market experts: Low-risk stocks actually have a higher return for investors than high-risk ones.Haugen,...

DATE: June 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Economist sees hope in hard times

A few bright spots are beginning to take shape as the United States economy drags itself out of a recession, a national economist told Durango’s business community on Friday.The fact that the...

DATE: June 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks snap higher on hopes for Fed initiative

NEW YORK – Stocks rose sharply on Wall Street Tuesday as traders turned their focus back to corporate news from the United States, and hopes that the Federal Reserve will come up with a plan to...

DATE: June 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. job openings fewest in 5 months

WASHINGTON – Employers in April posted the fewest job openings in five months, suggesting hiring will remain sluggish in the months ahead.The Labor Department said Tuesday job openings fell to a...

DATE: June 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Pagosa product to appear on HGTV Growing Spaces announces its upcoming appearance on an episode of “My Yard Goes Disney.”The series features families who win a surprise backyard makeover that is...

DATE: June 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Get your book hot off the press with latest self-printing machine

WASHINGTON – Clare Dickens only wanted to share her story to help others. But in the process, she became a successful independent author – with the help of a local bookstore and its instant...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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