Stocks continue a two-week slide

Europe’s latest political impasse cast a gloom over financial markets Tuesday. The euro plunged, and the Dow Jones industrial average couldn’t halt a slide that has wiped out nearly 5 percent of...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Chamber to offer marketing presentation The Durango Chamber of Commerce May Lunch and Learn, “151+ Ways to Grow and Market Your Business,” will take place at noon May 23 at the First National Bank...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

N.M. city to get ‘smart’ advance

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and a group of investors picked a city in the heart of southeastern New Mexico’s natural-gas and oil country as the site of a new $1 billion scientific...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Bing to duel Google’s browser with Facebook-friendly format

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft’s Bing search engine is heading in a new direction as it drills deeper into Facebook’s social network and Twitter’s messaging service to showcase information unlikely to...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Does Apple need the Dow Jones?

Apple is the world’s most valuable company. The Dow Jones industrial average is probably the world’s best-known stock index. So don’t they deserve each other?Consider this: If Apple had been added...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Orangutans like iPads, too

MIAMI The 8-year-old twins love their iPad. They draw, play games and expand their vocabulary. Their family’s teenagers also like the hand-held computer tablets, too, but the clan’s elders show no...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Free RV propane system checks available Tarpley RV in Durango will offer free liquid propane pressure drop tests from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its location two miles south of Durango across...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Salazar OKs Utah natural-gas well project

SALT LAKE CITY – U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday announced the approval of a major natural-gas drilling project in Utah that the Obama administration says will support more than...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Interior secretary opens Mojave solar facility

LAS VEGAS – The first commercial solar array to be built on federal public land began producing electricity Monday from a sun-baked site in the Mojave Desert south of Las Vegas near the...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Buffett says European trouble won’t stop him from investing

OMAHA, Neb. – Billionaire Warren Buffett says Europe will have a hard time resolving its fiscal problems because of the structure of the European Union and this weekend’s election results in Greece...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Europe’s turmoil pushes U.S. stocks lower

Political uncertainty in debt-hobbled Europe spread to financial markets Tuesday and pushed stocks lower in Europe and the United States.The Dow Jones industrial average was down almost 200 points...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Painted ads return as urban ‘modern art’

NEW YORK – New York is sprinkled with barely visible old ads painted on the sides of buildings – remnants of lost eras of urban life. They’re making a comeback as a nostalgic art form.Painters...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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