Shoppers treat themselves to lattes and lacy bras

NEW YORK – Few companies were clobbered harder than Starbucks in the recession. The coffee chain with outposts on every corner came to represent all that was wrong with American businesses and...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks rally over tax cuts fades

NEW YORK – Stocks closed mixed Tuesday after enthusiasm over a deal to extend tax cuts faded.Bond prices fell sharply as traders anticipated the tax cuts would boost economic growth but also lead...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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Local receives award for volunteering Adrian Wade, past president of the Durango AARP Chapter No. 1243, was honored as “Volunteer of the Year” at the annual Colorado ARRP Thanksgiving Volunteer...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks end day mixed on hope of tax compromise

NEW YORK – Stocks spent most of Monday in a funk brought on by cautious comments about the economy from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Hopes for a compromise on extending Bush-era tax cuts...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Holidays about survival as jobless benefits end

Shawn Slonsky’s children know by now not to give him Christmas lists filled with the latest gizmos. The 44-year-old union electrician is one of nearly 2 million Americans whose extended...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Tapping into exports

As U.S. markets continue their slow crawl toward recovery, local businesses looking to expand sales should consider setting their sights overseas.Business experts from the government and private...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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Local accountant receives recognition FredrickZink & Associates, CPAs, announce that Sherin Clarke was recognized at the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants “CPAs Make a Difference”...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks recover after weak jobs report

NEW YORK – Stocks staged a late afternoon rally after spending most of the day weighed down by an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate. Indexes wound up closing higher for the third consecutive...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks rise sharply on signs of economic growth, job gains

NEW YORK – Stocks started December with a jump. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 249 points Wednesday, its biggest one-day gain since Sept. 1 and the sixth largest this year.An encouraging...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Sales-tax revenue not up to par

City and county officials were banking on a 1.5 percent increase in sales-tax revenue when they made initial 2011 budget plans. Now, they aren’t sure their predictions will hold.The potential...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Home prices falling faster in most metropolitan areas

NEW YORK – Millions of foreclosures and weak demand from buyers are forcing home prices down in most major U.S. cities.Prices are falling even in places like San Francisco and San Diego, which had...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks decrease as euro concerns continue

NEW YORK – Stocks ended November on a down note Tuesday, notching their first monthly losses since August.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 46 points. It had been down as many as 110 points...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business