Conn. tribe’s casino now in the red, up to a daunting $2B debt

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. – For two decades, the Mashantucket Pequots lived like Native American gambling royalty. Luxury cars abounded on their tiny, gated reservation of colonial and ranch-style homes...

DATE: March 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Chinese oil firm claims No. 1; Exxon Mobil now lags behind

NEW YORK –A big shift is happening in Big Oil: An American giant now ranks behind a Chinese upstart.Exxon Mobil is no longer the world’s biggest publicly traded producer of oil. For the first time,...

DATE: March 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Jeffrey Speicher receives designation Wells Fargo Advisors has for the second consecutive year designated Jeffrey Speicher, first vice president-investment officer as a member of the firm’s Premier...

DATE: March 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Let’s make that a larger coffee shop

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Jobs picture used to be prettier

At the beginning of 2011, local economic-development officials thought they had reason to celebrate as La Plata County’s economy showed signs of recovering faster than rest of the state. Last week,...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Army deserter steals Microsoft co-founder’s ID

PHILADELPHIA – Even the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft isn’t immune to identity theft, it seems.A simple scheme to defraud Paul Allen, one of the richest men in the world, has landed an AWOL...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Truck restoration company opens Durango Vintage Truck, a vintage truck restoration company, has opened.The business specializes in restoration, parts, sales and service of pre-1979 pickup trucks....

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

LPEA announces new hire, reassignments The Operations Department at La Plata Electric Association has selected Garrett Hammer as a new equipment operator in its Pagosa Springs office, with...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks edge lower after flat consumer confidence report

NEW YORK – Major stock indexes dipped Tuesday as a flat consumer-confidence report gave investors little reason to extend the recent rally.The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 43.90 points to...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Presence of Wikipedia felt throughout Nigeria, world

LAGOS, Nigeria – The man who helped create the online reference Wikipedia said Tuesday that the end of Encyclopaedia Britannica’s print run shows the world’s growing reliance on the Internet as a...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. consumer confidence falls slightly in March

NEW YORK –Americans’ rosy outlook about the U.S. economy remains resilient as they focus on the good in the barrage of conflicting economic news.A widely watched barometer of consumer confidence...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Getting fit in the bathroom

Yoga can be practiced in pretty tight quarters, but Susan Atkinson has added a new dimension.Atkinson, a yoga instructor who lives in Bayfield, teaches how to practice the ancient discipline in a...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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