Business Briefs

SolarWorks adds new staff member SolarWorks, 270 East Eighth Ave., announces the addition of Elsa Jagniecki as the development, marketing and accounts specialist.She has experience in fields of...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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Earthbound Trading announces opening Earthbound Trading Co. announces its opening at 532 Main Ave.The gift and specialty shop offers aroma, clothing, jewelry and venetian masks.For more...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Super Bowl advertisers go for two screens

NEW YORK – Call it the “second-screen” Super Bowl.About two-thirds of smartphone and tablet owners use their gadgets to do things such as text or post on Twitter while watching TV, says a research...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Fighting the energy boom

LAPORTE, Pa. – When federal regulators approved a 39-mile natural-gas pipeline through northern Pennsylvania’s pristine Endless Mountains, they cited the operator’s assurances that it would make...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Governor plans for thriving Colo.

With the work of the statewide economic blueprint complete, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s team is continuing with its plan to boost Colorado’s economy.A key part of the process is creating regional...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Will Facebook deliver surprise with IPO?

NEW YORK – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg turns up at business conventions in a hoodie. “Cocky” is the word used to describe him most often, after “billionaire.” He was Time magazine’s person of...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Hot start: Dow and S&P have best January since ’97

NEW YORK – It’s the best start for stocks in 15 years.In what was mostly a slow and steady climb, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 3.4 percent in January and the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Business start-up workshop to be held The Small Business Development Center at Fort Lewis College will offer “Starting Your Business Workshop” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Durango Public...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Sales contracts for homes dip from 19-month high

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in December after hitting the highest level in a year and a half a month earlier.The National Association of Realtors...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

‘F’ is for ‘frack’

NEW YORK A different kind of F-word is stirring a linguistic and political debate as controversial as what it defines.The word is “fracking” – as in hydraulic fracturing, a technique long used by...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Obama speech spawns housing arguments

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union speech that he wanted to help struggling homeowners refinance their mortgages. The Republicans who want his job say the government...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Herald, media company add staff

Ballantine Communications Inc., parent company of The Durango Herald, has made several staffing changes as it continues to reorganize to prepare for the future.Joining the Ballantine Communications...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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