Canola pits biofuels vs. organics

SALEM, Ore. – Wet winters and cool, dry summers make Oregon’s Willamette Valley one of the best places on the planet to produce seeds for organic broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Back to basics: Bayfield searches for identity

The walls of Bayfield Town Hall were plastered with lists of economic development goals Tuesday night. The ideas written on the poster were extensive, including workforce day care needs, branding,...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Animas Valley Institute announces hireAnimas Valley Institute, a local nonprofit organization that offers wilderness rites of passage and vision quests, announces the hiring of Sara Papathakis as...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow drops 100 after Fed official’s warning

NEW YORK – A quiet day on Wall Street turned into the worst sell-off in three months after a Federal Reserve official said he doubted the bank’s effort to boost economic growth would work.Charles...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

LT Environmental receives recognitionLT Environmental Inc. was recognized as the winner of the Top Company award in the Consulting & Professional Services category on Sept. 12 by ColoradoBiz...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Complaints about automated phone calls skyrocket

WASHINGTON – So much for silence from telemarketers at the cherished dinner hour, or any other hour of the day.Complaints to the government are up sharply about unwanted phone solicitations,...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Happy consumers help Obama re-election bid

WASHINGTON – Americans are growing more confident in the economy, an encouraging sign for President Barack Obama’s prospects on the most pivotal issue in the presidential race.A new survey of...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango firm steps into Bakken oil

With oil production booming in North Dakota, so is demand for infrastructure to gather and carry that oil to markets across the United States. Several energy-industry giants are cashing in on the...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Visa CEO talks future of mobile payments

SAN FRANCISCO – From the outside, Visa CEO Joseph Saunders oversees a $9.2 billion business that looks like old-school capitalism.But the payment card-processing company sees vast potential in the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Distribution the key to Southwest solar

ALBUQUERQUE – Pick any stretch of road slicing through the American Southwest. The sun beats down on the asphalt like nowhere else, and heat waves distort the landscape.It’s here, in these open...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Model predicts business’ economic impact

Critics frequently question what economic impact new projects will have on the community. A modeling system acquired by two local nonprofits now allows organizations to estimate that impact,...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Albuquerque startup adds electric jolt to bikes

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Clint Wilsey has ridden 1,000 miles on Albuquerque streets since April on an electric bike he built in his garage.The bike can go 45 mph and up to 30 miles on a single...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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