Facebook’s public offering has its effect on market

NEW YORK – It’s been a month since Facebook’s initial public offering fell flat, and in that time, the market for initial public offerings has collapsed.No company has gone public since May 18,...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Pet, horse specialist joins pet business Donna Medeiros has joined Custom Animal Services Pet Sitting as a pet and horse-care specialist.Medeiros grew up in the business of boarding, grooming,...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Low risk the path to success

Local finance guru Robert Haugen says he has a controversial finding for the world’s stock market experts: Low-risk stocks actually have a higher return for investors than high-risk ones.Haugen,...

DATE: June 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Economist sees hope in hard times

A few bright spots are beginning to take shape as the United States economy drags itself out of a recession, a national economist told Durango’s business community on Friday.The fact that the...

DATE: June 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks snap higher on hopes for Fed initiative

NEW YORK – Stocks rose sharply on Wall Street Tuesday as traders turned their focus back to corporate news from the United States, and hopes that the Federal Reserve will come up with a plan to...

DATE: June 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. job openings fewest in 5 months

WASHINGTON – Employers in April posted the fewest job openings in five months, suggesting hiring will remain sluggish in the months ahead.The Labor Department said Tuesday job openings fell to a...

DATE: June 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Pagosa product to appear on HGTV Growing Spaces announces its upcoming appearance on an episode of “My Yard Goes Disney.”The series features families who win a surprise backyard makeover that is...

DATE: June 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Get your book hot off the press with latest self-printing machine

WASHINGTON – Clare Dickens only wanted to share her story to help others. But in the process, she became a successful independent author – with the help of a local bookstore and its instant...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Fewer summer jobs for teens?

WASHINGTON – Once a rite of passage to adulthood, summer jobs for teens are disappearing.Fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold jobs such as running cash registers, mowing lawns or...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Who said art doesn’t pay?

Tourism officials knew Durango’s arts and culture industry was valuable, but now they can put a number to it.Nonprofit arts and culture organizations in the Durango area generate $9 million in...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

2002: One tough year for Fremont County, Colo.

CAÑON CITY – Tourism in Fremont County, and in much of the state, took an economic hit after the Iron Mountain Fire moved fast and furious in the Copper Gulch area after igniting June 2, 2002.The...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

New practice to provide custom orthotics SueB Earl announces the opening of her business, Foot Work, providing custom orthotics.Proper foot alignment has a host of positive effects, including...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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