Business Briefs

Vectra Bank names new market president Vectra Bank Colorado has promoted Travis Craig to the new market president in the Durango branch.Craig started with Vectra in 2005 as a credit analyst in the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Study eyes keys to area’s prosperity

Many La Plata County residents are being priced out of homeownership despite falling prices in an ailing housing market.It’s one of many conclusions reached in the newest draft of the region’s...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Home sales dropped 3.5% in July, hit 2011 low

WASHINGTON – The number of people who bought previously occupied homes dropped in July. The third decline in four months suggests the depressed housing market won’t help the U.S. economy recover...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Car dealers fear a decline in sales

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Jeff Swanson was in the market for a new car just a few weeks ago. Then the stock market went crazy.So Swanson, 25, decided to keep his 10-year-old Pontiac Grand Prix for...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Internships create a win-win

When Roni Shaner goes to college this fall and her professors mention dimensional tolerances or blueprint designs, she will have more than a few textbook pages to supplement her understanding....

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Chamber warns of possible scam Some local businesses have been contacted by a company called Graphics Elite Publications attempting to sell them advertising.The company says it is working with the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

379-year-old N.H. farm goes unsold

DOVER, N.H. – It’s a good season for the beloved sweet corn on the 379-year-old Tuttle Farm. It also looks good for the crops that weren’t there a year ago, produced by a group of visiting young...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Merkel, Sarkozy propose eurozone government

PARIS – The leaders of France and Germany called Tuesday for greater economic discipline and unity among European nations but declined to take the expensive financial measures seen by many...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. stocks fall on worries about European economy, debt

NEW YORK – Worries about Europe’s economic and debt problems sent stocks Tuesday to their first loss in four days.The major indexes bounced up and down in another volatile day. The Dow Jones...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Netflix adds kid-friendly feature

SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix Inc. is giving kids and their parents a new reason to embrace its Internet video-subscription service as it raises prices to the dismay of many customers.A “Just For Kids”...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

City Cleaners moving to U.S. 160 location City Cleaners will be moving to its new location at 21760 U.S. Highway 160, the old Francisco’s used car lot, from Friday to Aug. 28.Tom Goldenberg, who...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Sneaky stealing prompts action

Sticky-fingered shoppers be warned, the business owners on Main Avenue have had enough.After noticing several incidents of chronic shoplifters appearing and reappearing in their stores, downtown...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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