Getting Googly eyed

NEW YORK If you think texting while walking is dangerous, just wait until everyone starts wearing Google’s futuristic, Internet-connected glasses.While wearing a pair, you can see directions to...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Deadline is Thursday for local white pages People who want to be added to the Directory Plus 2012-13 edition of the white pages phone book, or who want to make changes to their listing, must do so...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Economic pendulum swinging to West?

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – When Bruce Cochrane’s family furniture company became an empty factory, he wouldn’t drive by the building, even though it was just a short ride from home. There were just too...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Tourism summit emphasizes cooperation

The key word at last week’s inaugural Southwest Tourism Summit was “collaboration.” More than 200 participants from statewide, regional and local tourism-related organizations learned how to work...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

What will $400,000 get you?

How far will your real estate dollar go in La Plata County? The turbulence of recent years has made that a hard question to answer. Of course, there are the statistics to consider: Sales are up 35...

DATE: April 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early sun, early fun

The mid-March burst of warm weather had local businesses that cater to summer crowds revving up their operations earlier than expected. For the tourism industry especially, it was time to change...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Buyers prefer new car smell; sales increase 34 percent

DETROIT – Appealing small cars, low-interest rates, truck deals and unseasonably warm weather helped the auto industry achieve its best monthly performance in almost four years in March.General...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Student loans the new debt ‘bomb’?

WASHINGTON – The federal student-loan program seemed like a great idea back in 1965: Borrow to go to college now, pay it back later when you have a job.But many borrowers these days are close to...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. stocks fall after dimmer outlook

U.S. stocks and Treasury prices dropped Tuesday after Federal Reserve policymakers said they were worried about a slowdown in hiring and appeared to resist buying more bonds to help the economy.The...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Durango Outdoor Power reopens in Bodo Park Durango Outdoor Power Equipment has reopened in the Target Rental building, across Highway 550 from the Durango Mall in Bodo Industrial Park. The business...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

1,000 hats later, a Colo. man has business

FRISCO (AP) – Forget knit one, purl two – Erik Hansen isn’t counting stitches anymore.His hands move fast, moving the crochet hook in what looks like completely memorized movements. Without hardly...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

A taxing time of year

Piles of receipts. Complicated forms. Boxes to check and numbers to fill in. It’s that time of year again. Tax time.And despite all the political talk year after year about making the tax codes...

DATE: March 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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