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Food stand opens on Camino del Rio The Happy Cow Food Shack announces its grand opening in front of Four Corners River Sports, 360 South Camino del Rio.The business is owned by Darel and Paula...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Foreclosed homes sales at 28%

LOS ANGELES – Sales of homes in some stage of foreclosure declined in the first three months of the year, but they still accounted for 28 percent of all home sales – a share nearly six times higher...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Fixed mortgage rates fall to 2011 lows

NEW YORK – Fixed-rate mortgages hit the lowest point of the year for the third consecutive week.Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year loan fell to 4.60 percent from 4.61...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Group acts to nurture local economy

After months of work, the La Plata Economic Development Alliance in April identified five goals for economic development in La Plata County: private sector job growth, increased wages, expanded...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Supply risks

BEIJING – An explosion at one of two factories that make Apple’s new iPad 2 highlights the risks of a global manufacturing strategy that has cut costs but concentrates production in a few...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Troubled market creates generation of renters

WASHINGTON – A growing number of Americans can’t afford a home or don’t want to own one, a trend that’s spawning a generation of renters and a rise in apartment construction.Many of the new renters...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks slip as worries about Europe linger

NEW YORK – Continued worries about Europe’s lingering debt crisis overshadowed a small rebound in oil prices and pushed stocks slightly lower Tuesday.Oil rose nearly $2 to $99.59 per barrel after...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

VW’s Tenn. factory geared to U.S. market

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Volkswagen is jumping into the U.S. auto market with a domestically built Passat that is bigger and cheaper, bidding to break into the competitive midsize sedan market.At the...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Wild girls golfing coming to Hillcrest “Girls Gone Wild Golfing V” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 at the Hillcrest Golf Course.There will be gifts for all attendees and door prizes. The...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

New salon opens on East Animas Road The Chair, a hair salon, opened last week.Emma Dake, former stylist at Lemon Head Salon, is the owner of this modern, upscale, four-chair location. Dake...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Drought vs. tourism

River rafting is difficult to do in a dry riverbed.Drought can have devastating impacts on Southwest Colorado’s recreational tourism industry. So state officials want to know more about how the...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Fuming over gas prices?

ALBANY, N.Y. – How would you like a 33-cent drop in the price of a gallon of gas?“Hell, yes!” says Su Ramgoolam, a 34-year-old mechanic from Schenectady, N.Y.Not so fast.When gas prices get near a...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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