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Home sales lowest in 15 years

WASHINGTON – Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades and bargain prices in many areas.July’s sales fell...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks drop after home sales fall

NEW YORK – Stocks fell for a fourth day after another disappointing report on housing deepened worries that the economic recovery could be fading. Bond yields fell as investors sought out more...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Prius gets sound option to protect pedestrians

TOKYO – Toyota’s Prius hybrid is becoming a little less quiet with a new electronic humming device that is the automaker’s answer to complaints that pedestrians can’t hear the top-selling car...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Fishing legacy fades from New England

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – Mike Secondo remembers the days when Plymouth’s docks outshone its rock.Tourists swarmed the town pier in the 1970s and ’80s, snapping pictures and bantering with commercial...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

GM stock may tempt brave despite poor economy

NEW YORK – Would you buy stock in a company that has hemorrhaged tens of billions of dollars for years and run through three bosses in quick succession just because it’s turned a profit for a few...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Diaz tops list of riskiest searches

SAN FRANCISCO – If you’re looking for Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts or Jessica Biel online, look out!The movie stars top the latest list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online,...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Habitat for Humanity announces new hireHabitat for Humanity of La Plata County welcomes Barbara Blundell as its new executive director.With a 20-year career that includes executive management...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Engineering firm opens in DurangoEnthalpy Engineering announces its opening at 570 Turner Drive, Unit C.The business is owned by Ryan Cheese, Andy McAuley and Mathew Heaston.Cheese is a licensed...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Gold thefts prompt police to monitor sellers

MILWAUKEE – Law enforcement and local governments are scrambling to shut down a shadow industry that has grown up around the booming cash-for-gold business nationwide: Thieves are snatching...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Feds start talks about mortgages

WASHINGTON – Talk of shrinking the government’s involvement in the mortgage market is growing. Just don’t expect action any time soon.A conference Tuesday at the Treasury Department is the first of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Heat brings early harvests in New England, Midwest

BOSTON – Warm weather has many fruits and vegetables ripening early this year, and on some farms, fall crops will be ready well before Labor Day.Early apples already are ripe for picking in the...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

N.M. chile seeds preserved in global vault

SANTA FE (AP) – Seeds from a spicy little red chile grown for generations at Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, N.M., have traveled a long way in the last 20 years – to Arizona, Colorado and now to a “doomsday”...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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