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

Business Briefs

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

Stocks stage late rally, finish flat

NEW YORK – The stock market rallied in the last half-hour Tuesday, seizing on reports that suggested the unraveling Greek debt talks might be saved after all. Stocks finished flat after languishing...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Natural-gas firm divides in half

After similar moves by several of the nation’s largest energy companies, Williams natural-gas company has separated from its exploration and production arm. The split, which was finalized at the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Recent profits not what they seem

NEW YORK – Is the great profit engine of corporate America running out of steam?While other parts of the economy struggled the last two years, large companies managed to rack up higher profits...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

The long-term unemployed face dire situation

The memory stings even now for Jon Creek, all these years after the job interview.He’d applied to be a bookkeeper at a property-management company when one of the owners caught him off guard: “He...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Blue Ribbon Properties hires new agent Claudia Williams, Blue Ribbon Properties, welcomes Kurt Gerlach to its professional team.Gerlach was raised in the Adirondack Mountains and has been in...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

App yourself into a new software job

SAN FRANCISCO – Looking for a promising career in a lousy economy? A new study suggests you’re apt to find it in apps – the services and tools built to run on smartphones, computer tablets and...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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