Tech earnings drive stocks up

NEW YORK – Strong earnings from technology companies including Intel Corp. sent stocks sharply higher Wednesday. The Nasdaq composite index had its biggest one-day jump in six months, and the Dow...

DATE: April 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

McDonald’s National Hiring Day draws crowds

McDonald’s Corp. for years has fought back against critics who complain it’s making people fat. On Tuesday, it went on the offense against those who assail it as a lousy place to work.Thousands...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Research groupfinds fossil fuels plays a limited role in West

DENVER – A report Tuesday by a Montana-based research group said the economic impact of the fossil-fuels industry comes from tax revenues, not energy-related jobs for workers who can be transient,...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Money name of game at meeting

For the first time in a decade, Durango is hosting the spring conference for the Economic Development Council of Colorado.The three-day event catering to more than 160 public and private...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Company leads Dow stocks higher

NEW YORK – Strong earnings from Johnson & Johnson helped stocks rebound Tuesday, a day after sustaining their worst one-day drop in more than a month.Johnson & Johnson rose 3.7 percent, leading the...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Anytime Fitness makes food donation Anytime Fitness finished its eight week “I Lost It” weight-loss program with a total of 136 pounds lost by 40 participating members.As part of the Pound for...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Chevron builds solar plant at New Mexico tailings site

ALBUQUERQUE – A subsidiary of oil giant Chevron Corp. and a sister company announced Tuesday they have completed one of the largest concentrating photovoltaic solar power plants in the nation at a...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

‘This has been a game changer'

A month after the House of Representatives passed a bill to block all federal funding to National Public Radio, the federal budget that Congress passed last week will maintain funding for the...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

6 ways to reduce your chances of losing luggage

Some tips for reducing your chances of losing your luggage:b Before your bag disappears behind the ticket counter, make sure the airline’s tag has your name, flight number and final destination.b...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Airlines may have to repay fee after losing bag

NEW YORK – You’ve already paid $15, $20, even $35 to check your bag on a flight. Then the airline loses it. You don’t even get your money back.The government wants to change that, tackling two of...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Days of sweet apartment deals gone

NEW YORK – Apartment bargains peppered virtually every block during the throes of the recession, even in typically high-demand cities like New York and San Francisco. Not anymore.More renters,...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

30-year fixed rate mortgages rise to 4.9%

NEW YORK – The rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose for the fourth consecutive week but still remains below 5 percent.Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year loan rose to 4.91...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business