Economic Summit builds on past, adapts for future

IGNACIO – More than 230 business professionals from La Plata County and the region filled the Sky Ute Casino and Resort in Ignacio this week for the fifth annual Economic Summit.It was the first...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Apple’s earnings miss drags tech stocks lower

NEW YORK – A rare earnings miss by Apple pulled down technology stocks Wednesday. Broad market indexes turned lower in late-afternoon trading on reports of an impasse in talks to resolve Europe’s...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Lure them with the great outdoors

Trail races, snow-sport competitions and agritourism events are some of the best ways to attract more visitors to Durango, according to a new report measuring the potential of the city’s...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New normal: Higher bank fees here to stay

NEW YORK – Higher bank fees are here to stay.The latest third-quarter earnings reports from this week confirm that banks are struggling to make money the old-fashioned way, by lending money to...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks up after Euro progress

NEW YORK – Stocks rallied Tuesday on reports that Germany and France are moving closer to finding a fix for the European debt crisis.The Guardian newspaper reported that France and Germany have...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Retirement seminar to be held at library Ken Duncan with Morgan Stanley will host a “Retirement Income Seminar” at 5:30 p.m. today in Program Room 1 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Sports apparel business opens Fanbase Sports Fan Shop announces its opening at 509 East Eighth Ave., Suite 2A.The business is owned by Abel Lopez, who is a Durango High School graduate and has...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

BlackBerry maker tries to soothe angry customers

TORONTO – The maker of the struggling BlackBerry is attempting to soothe tens of millions of frustrated customers, offering more than $100 worth of free software to each one and giving some a month...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks slide on Germany’s doubts

NEW YORK – A week ago, markets were soaring on hopes that a fix for Europe’s debt crisis was near. On Monday, stocks had their worst drop in two weeks after German leaders cast doubt on how fast...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Out of minutes? Now you’ll know

NEW YORK – Cellphone companies pledged Monday to warn subscribers before they go over their monthly limits for calling minutes, text messages and data use.The pledge comes in response to a threat...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Rate on 30-year fixed mortgage rises to 4.12%

WASHINGTON – The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose sharply this week after falling below 4 percent for the first time in history.Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New franchise concept on shaky ground

More awareness of healthful eating has produced a resurgence in the popularity of frozen yogurt. But Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s newest franchise concept, Aspen Leaf Yogurt, has run into...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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