South Texas enjoys boom from oil fracking

COTULLA, Texas – Bill Cotulla’s hand rests on the handle of his great-grandfather’s cane, his gravelly voice recounting the changes in the small town his ancestor founded and named for himself...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Tax seminar to be held for nonprofits, donors A “Nonprofit Taxation: Not an Oxymoron!” seminar will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. June 28 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.This is a...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Government faults 3 lenders for mortgage-aid efforts

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is blaming the three largest U.S. mortgage lenders for the failures of its foreclosure-prevention program. It says they’ve done little to help people at risk...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Equity in U.S. homes near a record low

WASHINGTON – Falling real estate prices are eating away at home equity.The percentage of their homes that Americans own is near its lowest point since World War II, the Federal Reserve said...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Gold or greenery?

DELTA 1, Peru – A gold rush that accelerated with the onset of the 2008 global recession is compounding the woes of the Amazon basin, laying waste to Peruvian rain forest and spilling tons of toxic...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Local accountant serves on board The Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants announces that Sidny K. Zink of FredrickZink & Associates of Durango is the past chairwoman of its board of...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. stocks close higher for 1st time in June

NEW YORK – A bit of good news was all it took to break a weeklong slump in the stock market.A report that U.S. exports hit a record in April sent stocks sharply higher Thursday as investors hoped...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Jobs emerges to unveil synching service

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple CEO Steve Jobs briefly emerged from a medical leave to unveil a free service that lets customers share calendar entries, songs and other files among their devices more...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Bernanke: Economy slowing but growth ahead

WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke noted Tuesday that the job market and the economy have weakened in recent weeks. But he said that’s mainly because of higher gas prices and the...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Nuclear skeptics, advocates debate safety issues

PARIS – Energy officials at talks about preventing nuclear disasters were divided Tuesday over how much atomic plants should be open to neighborly scrutiny and if the world should shun or embrace...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Economy assessment sends stocks lower

NEW YORK – Stock indexes closed lower Tuesday, giving up earlier gains, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the economic recovery remains uneven. Bernanke offered no new steps to...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

When quitting is an option

SEATTLE – We all have those moments: The alarm goes off, and we think, “Do I really have to go to work today?”Most of the time, reason and routine win. We dismiss the thought, hop out of bed, hit...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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