Business Briefs

Economic survey available from state Gov. John Hickenlooper created several initiatives to address getting the state’s economy growing again.One of these initiatives is for each county in Colorado...

DATE: March 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

No more cheap gas?

Every time oil prices rise, Rubel Montoya gets a headache.“If I had a tape recorder for all the complaints I get,” said Montoya who works at Peerless Tyre Co. “The customers all think it’s my...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Higher oil prices threaten global economy

WASHINGTON – Higher oil prices are slowing global economic growth, and the impact is likely to spread in coming months. Oil prices helped raise the U.S. trade deficit to a seven-month high in...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Dolores State Bank opens new location The Dolores State Bank has opened its new facility at 101 S. Sixth St. in Dolores.The building was designed by Tod Funkhouser of R. Michael Bell Associates....

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks inch higher after earthquake off coast of Japan

NEW YORK – Stocks finished a down week with modest gains Friday as investors gauged the fallout from a massive earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan and triggered tsunami waves from Asia to...

DATE: March 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks plunge on storm of bad news

NEW YORK – Just when Americans put aside their fears and started buying stocks again, here come a host of reminders of why they left.Ominous news from around the world caused stocks to plummet...

DATE: March 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Lattes at the library

After just a few weeks operating, the new cafe at the Durango Public Library already has changed the routines of some bibliophiles who generate 350,000 annual visits, said Andy White, the library’s...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Beyond Libya, oil market warily eyes Saudi Arabia

NEW YORK – Beyond the crisis in Libya, what’s making energy markets nervous – and driving up oil prices – is concern about Saudi Arabia.The world’s largest oil exporter is dealing with protests at...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Public workers’ benefit causes ire

When Erin McFarlane looks at public workers, she sees lucrative pension benefits she doesn’t ever expect to get. And it makes her mad.“I don’t think that a federal employee or government employee...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Spaaah Shop announces new hires Connie Imig, owner of the Spaaah Shop & Day Spa, 934 Main Ave., welcomes a number of new employees hired since she took over ownership late last year.New massage...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Guv visits prison he wants to close

LAS ANIMAS – For more than half a century, people in rural southeastern Colorado have depended on the jobs from a sprawling property that functioned as a Veterans Affairs hospital and now a prison....

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Facing foreclosures

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Three years ago, Lamar Grace left Detroit for the suburb of Southfield. He got a good deal – a 3,000-square-foot colonial that once was worth $220,000. In foreclosure, he paid...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business