Business Briefs

Blue Ribbon announces expansion Blue Ribbon Properties is expanding its real-estate services to include property management in addition to real-estate sales and leasing.Blue Ribbon services Durango...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Oil again flirting with $100 per barrel

NEW YORK – Oil prices are soaring again, but motorists don’t need to worry – yet.The price of crude has jumped 22 percent since the beginning of October and is nearing $100 a barrel. For most of...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks up after Berlusconi vows to go

NEW YORK – Stocks turned higher Tuesday once investors got the news they had been hoping for: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi promised to resign once a new budget was passed. The Dow Jones...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Crow Canyon honors Durango resident Durango resident Gene Bradley on Oct. 15 was presented the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his outstanding...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Help wanted: Most job openings posted in 3 years

WASHINGTON – Employers advertised more jobs in September than at any other point in the last three years. The increase suggests hiring could pick up in the next few months.Competition for jobs is...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Cattle rancher living the dream

VAIL (AP) Scott Jones has found his dream job – even if it often means before-dawn to after-dark workdays.Jones is the manager at the Colorado River Ranch, a bit more than 10 miles north of...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Profits, social responsibility can mix

A new corporate structure designed to bridge the gap between nonprofit and for-profit companies has arrived in the Four Corners.Among the area’s first companies to take on the new low-profit...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Leaving euro carries costs

BRUSSELS European leaders have struggled mightily to keep Greece in the eurozone, despite the drag that its economic weakness places on their growth. The reason is this: If Greece abandons the...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Fed banker finds economic optimism locally

When he addressed the audience of more than 100 of the area’s biggest economic players during a regional tour earlier this month, Mark Snead’s first comments focused on the group in front of...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Twitter changes celebrity business

NEW YORK – Rapper Snoop Dogg gave props on Twitter to an ad for the Toyota Sienna minivan. Actress Tori Spelling linked to a website for rental cars. And reality TV star Khloe Kardashian...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Insurance advisers to meet Wednesday The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – Southwestern Colorado will meet at noon Wednesday at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Highway...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Wild Hairz salon announces its opening Wild Hairz announces its opening at 3101 Main Ave., Suite 1.The salon is owned by Penny Jenness and Kate Mendoza, who have 31 years of combined hair salon...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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