New-home sales fell 1 percent in June

WASHINGTON – Fewer people bought new homes in June, evidence that the housing market remains weak.Sales of new homes fell 1 percent last month to an annual rate of 312,000, the Commerce Department...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Markets on edge as debt debate drags on

The word of the day in financial markets: Anxious.Stocks fell in volatile trading Friday after a dismal report on economic growth added to a growing sense of unease as the federal government neared...

DATE: July 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Vacation rentals rise, taxes down

Helped along by websites that make reviewing, choosing and renting a vacation home as easy as a few clicks of the mouse, more and more tourists are choosing homes instead of hotels when they visit...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks fall after veto threat on debt

NEW YORK – A White House threat to veto legislation that would avert a debt default pushed stocks lower Tuesday.Major indexes were already down for the day when the White House said it would object...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

David Smiley passes examination David Smiley, CFP, financial planner at Oxford Asset Management, has met the experience and ethical requirements of the Certified Financial Planner Board of...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Sleep with your iPhone? You’re not alone

NEW YORK – You gave it a pet name. It knows more about you than your mother does. Sometimes you even sleep with it. In fact, you’re so attached to it that being separated for a few minutes could...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Low taxes, high health costs make choices tough

WASHINGTON – Wealthy countries are dealing with debts and strained budgets as they mop up after the Great Recession and brace for the budget-busting retirement of the baby boomer generation.But the...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Window film business announces opening SunGlo Window Films announces the opening of its Durango office, which will serve the Four Corners.SunGlo offers an extensive line of high-performance and...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Minn. congressman urges dairy subsidy reforms

MILWAUKEE – When milk prices plummeted in 2009, wiping out years of savings and causing hundreds of dairy farms to go under, struggling farmers pleaded for the government to do something to help...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

iFraud: Apple stores faked

BEIJING – It looks almost exactly like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company’s logo chat with customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang on the white walls....

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Tech earnings help stocks end week with solid gain

A big earnings miss from Caterpillar on Friday wasn’t enough to derail a rally that pushed the stock market up 2 percent for the week. Caterpillar Inc. fell nearly 6 percent after the heavy...

DATE: July 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Opportunities, advice for her

Women, listen up, because the government wants (and needs) your business.Beginning in April, the federal government implemented a new program through the Small Business Administration that sets...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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