Poll: 50 percent call Facebook a fad

Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network’s initial public offering of stock, half of...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

IPO sale a tough buy for smaller investors

CHICAGO – Hoping to get in on Facebook’s hotly anticipated public stock offering? You’ll need Facebook friends at very high levels – or a lot of money.Most people who like the idea of owning...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

RE/MAX adds real estate team Rick and Sandy Bean, doing business as “The Bean Team,” have joined the real-estate team at RE/MAX Pinnacle in Durango.Formerly of The Wells Group, the Beans bring...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks continue a two-week slide

Europe’s latest political impasse cast a gloom over financial markets Tuesday. The euro plunged, and the Dow Jones industrial average couldn’t halt a slide that has wiped out nearly 5 percent of...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Chamber to offer marketing presentation The Durango Chamber of Commerce May Lunch and Learn, “151+ Ways to Grow and Market Your Business,” will take place at noon May 23 at the First National Bank...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

N.M. city to get ‘smart’ advance

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and a group of investors picked a city in the heart of southeastern New Mexico’s natural-gas and oil country as the site of a new $1 billion scientific...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Bing to duel Google’s browser with Facebook-friendly format

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft’s Bing search engine is heading in a new direction as it drills deeper into Facebook’s social network and Twitter’s messaging service to showcase information unlikely to...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Does Apple need the Dow Jones?

Apple is the world’s most valuable company. The Dow Jones industrial average is probably the world’s best-known stock index. So don’t they deserve each other?Consider this: If Apple had been added...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Orangutans like iPads, too

MIAMI The 8-year-old twins love their iPad. They draw, play games and expand their vocabulary. Their family’s teenagers also like the hand-held computer tablets, too, but the clan’s elders show no...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Free RV propane system checks available Tarpley RV in Durango will offer free liquid propane pressure drop tests from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its location two miles south of Durango across...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Salazar OKs Utah natural-gas well project

SALT LAKE CITY – U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday announced the approval of a major natural-gas drilling project in Utah that the Obama administration says will support more than...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Interior secretary opens Mojave solar facility

LAS VEGAS – The first commercial solar array to be built on federal public land began producing electricity Monday from a sun-baked site in the Mojave Desert south of Las Vegas near the...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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