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They draw new visitors to the city, generate sales for downtown merchants and provide entertainment for an active local population.And each year, downtown special events including multiple annual...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Is a Super Bowl ad worth $3M? Ask GoDaddy

LOS ANGELES – GoDaddy.com was almost unheard of six years ago. Then it ran the most talked-about ad of Super Bowl XXXIX – a spoof of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” in which a busty woman...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks shrug off mixed jobs report

NEW YORK – Stocks eked out modest gains on Friday after the government reported a sharp drop in the unemployment rate.The Labor Department said the unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent in...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Google, Microsoft spar over search results quality

SEATTLE – Google is accusing Microsoft Corp. of cheating as the two duel for Internet search supremacy, but Microsoft denies the charge, saying it’s just using all the tools available to lessen its...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

States eye bankruptcy options

NEW YORK – Big companies such as General Motors file for bankruptcy. Some cities do, too. And last year, 1.5 million Americans did it.But U.S. states aren’t allowed. Now a few policymakers and...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Young professionals network Durango style

Durango may have the scenery, the entertainment and the attitude to be a young person’s paradise, but for someone looking to start a career here, the town has room for improvement, said attendees...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow over 12,000 as bull market rolls

NEW YORK – Two years ago, the stock market was roadkill along the financial highway. Now one of the greatest bull markets in history is rolling along – maybe enough to finally get the attention of...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

BP resumes dividend payouts after loss

LONDON – BP PLC outlined plans to rebound from the Gulf of Mexico disaster as a smaller, safer company – selling off almost half its U.S. refinery business – and restored its dividend payment to...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Clay Room to offer cake decorating The Clay Room will offer cake decorating with Luda Woodward.Woodward is a Russian-born culinary artist who has a degree in culinary arts and spent more than three...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Economic agencies reorganize

The new year is beginning with new leaders in two key business and economic-development organizations in the area.The La Plata Economic Development Alliance, formerly known as LEAD, has hired a new...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Green politics

WASHINGTON – Facing a Congress that is more hostile to environmental regulation, President Barack Obama is moderating his environmental goals: a clean-energy standard that mixes nuclear, natural...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Adult day care to offer free day Our Place at Grandview Adult Day Care Center, a nonprofit, will offer a free day of care in February.The day care center’s new hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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