Dow breaks 13,000 but can’t hold gains

NEW YORK – It came and went in a flash each time, a number on a board for mere seconds, but its symbolic power couldn’t be dismissed.The Dow Jones industrial average, powered higher all year by...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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Phone service announces opening Peace of Mind phone services announces its opening.The business provides clients with a phone call at requested times for the client or a loved one, offering the...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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Marketing class to be held today The class “Relationship Marketing” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.The Durango Chamber of Commerce has...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. housing starts rise modestly to start new year

WASHINGTON – Construction of single-family homes cooled off slightly in January after surging in the final month last year. But a rise in permits suggests builders are growing more confident that...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Small-business group pans President Obama’s budget

NEW YORK – President Barack Obama’s proposed federal budget is a disappointment to the National Federation of Independent Business. The advocacy group that represents small companies says it leaves...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

It’s a fact: Factory jobs are up

WASHINGTON American factories are humming – and driving the economy forward.Manufacturers have been hiring more consistently than other employers, for jobs with better-than-average pay. They just...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

You may want to keep an eye on your kids’ apps

WASHINGTON – Who is monitoring the apps that kids use on their phones? The U.S. government complained last week that software companies producing games and other mobile applications aren’t telling...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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SCW Art Consulting announces re-hire SCW Art Consulting announced the re-hiring of Sarah Giuliano as project coordinator.After a brief sojourn, Giuliano will continue her work as project...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

That company may be considered smaller

Proposals to open up the federal government’s small-business designation to a larger number of businesses had some local engineering firms worried they suddenly would find themselves competing with...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Saving Greece

BRUSSELS Two steps forward, one step back. So goes the frenzied effort across Europe to bail out Greece and save it from a potentially devastating default on its debts.A meeting of the finance...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Five states may object to Honda hybrid settlement

SAN DIEGO – A judge Tuesday granted California and four other states more time to consider objecting to a class-action settlement between Honda Motor Co., and car owners over-inflated...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango agent receives Realtor award Recently, the National Association of Realtors awarded the status of “Realtor Emeritus” to Mark D. Donahue.To earn this status one must serve more than 40 years...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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