Business Briefs

Dog training academy announces new hire Alpha Canine Academy, 2877 County Road 234, announces Leslie Donohue as agility trainer.Donohue has 13 years of experience training agility, and she is a...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks close huge week with rally; Dow up 168

NEW YORK – So much for that soft patch. A rebound in U.S. manufacturing surprised investors Friday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 170 points. The Dow ended up 648 points, or...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A sense of security

Phishing, identity theft, duplicate charges. The list of warning signs consumers must watch for to protect their credit ratings and bank accounts grows each year. But a not-so-new handheld...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Ga. sends probationers to harvesting crops

LESLIE, Ga. – It’s 3:25 p.m. in a dusty cucumber field in southern Georgia. A knot of criminal offenders who spent seven hours in the sun harvesting buckets of vegetables by hand have decided...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Vehicle investment tax credits available Starting Friday, a new tax credit will be available for businesses.The Enterprise Zone Commercial Vehicle Investment Tax Credit, created by House Bill...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stock market slides on tech earnings

If weak financial results from big tech companies are sign of what’s to come, stock indexes are in for a tough summer.Stocks fell Friday after poor earnings reports from technology companies. Those...

DATE: June 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Mushrooming businesses

Mushrooms are doing more these days than just sitting on local grocers’ shelves and flavoring sauces.They’re eliminating waste from local landfills, driving collaboration in Durango’s...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Mortgage brokerage announces new hire Erin White Sinberg has joined Sinberg Capital Lending LLC, a mortgage brokerage firm in Durango.Sinberg has lived in Durango since 1993 and has worked in...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Greek news sends stocks up a 4th day

NEW YORK – Stocks rose for a fourth consecutive day Tuesday on hopes that a vote of confidence in the Greek government will help the country avoid a default.The vote was expected late Tuesday. A...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Railroads threatened with lawsuit

LOS ANGELES – An environmental group threatened to sue two of the nation’s biggest rail owners Tuesday under a novel legal theory that would classify diesel exhaust as hazardous waste.The Natural...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Ban on mining claims near Grand Canyon extended

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Interior Department has extended a temporary ban on the filing of new mining claims near the Grand Canyon with an eye toward protecting 1 million acres and giving the federal...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Home sales fall to 2011 low; few 1st-time buyers

WASHINGTON – Fewer people bought previously occupied homes in May, lowering sales to their weakest point of the year.Home sales sank 3.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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