Working to improve youths

While unemployment numbers regularly make headlines, it's time for joblessness among youths to get more of the spotlight and the resources, according to the regional youth council associated with...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Average vehicle age hits record

DETROIT – That clunker in America’s driveway has reached a record old age, but there are signs that people may be growing confident enough in the economy to get a whiff of that fresh, new-car scent...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Cruise ship catastrophe unlikely to cause much harm to industry

WASHINGTON – The luxury cruise liner that ran aground off the Italian coast has rattled even the most die-hard “cruisers” in an industry where catastrophic accidents are rare, but it’s unlikely to...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

‘Tax Planning 101’ to be held Jan. 25 The January Lunch and Learn titled “Tax Planning 101” will take place at noon Jan. 25 at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St.The program will be...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Some are out to cut blonde locks off Barbie

NEW YORK – Barbie has been an astronaut, an architect, a NASCAR driver and a news anchor.Now, there’s an online movement to get her to attempt what could be her biggest feat yet: going bald to...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks close lifted on Europe debt sales, Chinese growth

Slight improvements in Europe’s troubled debt markets and China’s economy were enough to lift stocks on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose as many as 151 points in the morning before...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

A wilted business

As the first month of the new year draws to a close, so will the doors of a longtime Bayfield business. Fantasy Floral will close for the last time at the end January, a casualty of the anemic...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Going to the doctor? Shop around first

NEW YORK – Few things make me feel as clueless as a bill from my doctor’s office. I don’t recognize the abbreviations or understand the jargon. I can’t tell when I’m being charged too much. And...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Wading in the cold

LAKELAND, Fla. It’s a tense time at Imperial Tropicals, one of central Florida’s largest ornamental fish farms.It will be days, if not weeks, before farmer Fran Drawdy discovers how the recent cold...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Hear, touch and feel your electronic devices

LAS VEGAS – Sure, today’s phones can deliver the sound of a heartbeat. But how would you like to actually feel the throbbing?A few companies want to replace the crude vibration motors in today’s...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Chocolatier hopes for better yogurt sales

With credit tight and stiff competition from mom-and-pop frozen yogurt shops, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s new franchise concept, Aspen Leaf Yogurt, hasn’t yet taken off as the company...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Possible Facebook IPO could give boost

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – What’s good for Facebook and its employees could be very good for California’s treasury.If the Menlo Park company goes public this year, as many have speculated, the state...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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