Greek news sends stocks up a 4th day

NEW YORK – Stocks rose for a fourth consecutive day Tuesday on hopes that a vote of confidence in the Greek government will help the country avoid a default.The vote was expected late Tuesday. A...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Railroads threatened with lawsuit

LOS ANGELES – An environmental group threatened to sue two of the nation’s biggest rail owners Tuesday under a novel legal theory that would classify diesel exhaust as hazardous waste.The Natural...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Ban on mining claims near Grand Canyon extended

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Interior Department has extended a temporary ban on the filing of new mining claims near the Grand Canyon with an eye toward protecting 1 million acres and giving the federal...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Home sales fall to 2011 low; few 1st-time buyers

WASHINGTON – Fewer people bought previously occupied homes in May, lowering sales to their weakest point of the year.Home sales sank 3.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Redwoods or red wine?

ANNAPOLIS, Calif. – The ocean fog and cool climate of California’s rugged northern coast allow redwood trees to thrive and help give wine grapes a distinctive flavor.But in the village of Annapolis...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Conference aims to help women

As women continue to play a significant role in the regional economy, services for ensuring their success are growing. And next month, a conference designed just for them will make its second...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Ad space available in Relocation Guide The Durango Chamber of Commerce is working on the 2011-12 Community Profile, the chamber’s relocation guide. The chamber has a limited number of advertising...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Internet braces for ‘.Vegas’ and other not-coms

WASHINGTON – Coming soon to the Internet: website addresses that end in “.bank,” “.Vegas” and “.Canon.”The organization that oversees the Internet address system is preparing to open the floodgates...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Put a cork in Internet bubble talk – for now

SAN FRANCISCO – It’s starting to feel like a 1999 flashback. Internet companies – some of them profitable, some not – sense a golden opportunity and are lining up to go public this year.But here’s...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks close mixed despite upbeat economic reports

NEW YORK – Stocks closed mixed Thursday after better-than-expected reports on home building and jobs. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 64 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 11,962. The Dow...

DATE: June 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

For U.S. economy, there’s no time like – time?

WASHINGTON – The best cure for the economy now is time.That’s the overwhelming opinion of leading economists in a new Associated Press survey. They say the Federal Reserve shouldn’t bother trying...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Jump-starting summer

Summer always will be the annual peak for dollars, people and events that fill Durango’s streets, but special events in town during the spring “preseason” have reason to brag as well this year with...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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