Holidays challenge nonprofits

Besides a season of shopping and food, local economic-development and business professionals say the holiday season’s history of charitable giving holds critical cues for the local economy.That’s...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Shoppers say ‘ho-hum’ not ‘ho, ho, ho’ to sales

Sale, schmale. Used to be, customers would come running when stores cut prices. But these days, more Americans are becoming blasé about bargains.Jennifer Beasley recently left a Toys R Us in Cary,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Some reject retirement, keep working even into 90s

DALLAS – At 91, Maxine Bennett still works six days a week at her jewelry store: keeping the books, helping customers and occasionally going on buying trips.Retirement’s not for her. “At 65, I was...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Girl’s cards capture outdoors

BOULDER (AP) Hannah Isenhart has gotten up close and personal with black bears, photographing several roaming around Yellowstone National Park.She has captured images of moose exploring the Teton...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business tax credit could get ax

State tax credits for businesses in areas of the region designated as economically distressed could be in jeopardy next year. And in the meantime, businesses that take advantage of the credits will...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Protesters move in

SEATTLE – The Occupy Wall Street protests are moving into the neighborhood.Finding it increasingly difficult to camp in public spaces, Occupy protesters across the country are reclaiming foreclosed...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A new welcoming for our visitors?

After years of initial talks between the college, downtown and tourism officials about a downtown visitors center to advertise Durango’s and Fort Lewis College’s offerings, plans are in the works...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

S&P begins exercising power in Europe

NEW YORK – Until this week, the fate of Europe seemed to hang on the decisions of three power brokers – the president of France, the chancellor of Germany and the head of the European Central...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Divisions between 17 European nations threaten solution

BERLIN – Plans by France and Germany to save the euro through closer European unity faced a serious challenge Tuesday from Britain, as deep divisions emerged between the 17 EU nations that use the...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow ends up 52 on hopes for wider bailout powers

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 52 points after a report that European leaders are considering more aggressive programs to bail out weaker countries in the region.Broader...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Osteopathic Center to hold open house The Osteopathic Center of the Four Corners, Dr. Paul Lee and Dr. Michelle Hemingway will host an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15 to celebrate the new...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Home market held back by first-time buyers

WASHINGTON – This should be a great time to buy a first home. Prices have sunk to 2002 levels. Sellers are waiting anxiously as homes languish on the market. Mortgage rates are their lowest...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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