Greece worries trigger losses

NEW YORK – Investors on Wall Street fretted Tuesday that a deal to keep Greece from triggering a financial crisis might fall apart, and a slew of corporate earnings reports at home didn’t make them...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Healthy Lifestyle leader to serve again Amita S. Nathwani will continue a second term as executive director of Healthy Lifestyle La Plata, an organization dedicated to healthful eating and active...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers may give up subsidies in return for insurance benefits

WASHINGTON – Colorado farmers stand to lose millions of dollars a year in direct subsidy payments for corn, wheat and soybean crops as part of agriculture reform heading to the U.S. Senate in a...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Try to imagine a world without the Internet

WASHINGTON – If a day without Wikipedia was a bother, think bigger. In this plugged-in world, we would barely be able to cope if the entire Internet went down in a city, state or country for a day...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Laura Marchino named association chairwoman Laura Lewis Marchino, the assistant director of the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, was re-elected chairwoman of the...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Supervised weight-loss program opens Sue Harris-Kohlhardt has opened Healthy Directions, formally known as Health & Nutrition Technology, a comprehensive medically supervised weight-loss...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Working to improve youths

While unemployment numbers regularly make headlines, it's time for joblessness among youths to get more of the spotlight and the resources, according to the regional youth council associated with...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Average vehicle age hits record

DETROIT – That clunker in America’s driveway has reached a record old age, but there are signs that people may be growing confident enough in the economy to get a whiff of that fresh, new-car scent...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Cruise ship catastrophe unlikely to cause much harm to industry

WASHINGTON – The luxury cruise liner that ran aground off the Italian coast has rattled even the most die-hard “cruisers” in an industry where catastrophic accidents are rare, but it’s unlikely to...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

‘Tax Planning 101’ to be held Jan. 25 The January Lunch and Learn titled “Tax Planning 101” will take place at noon Jan. 25 at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St.The program will be...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Some are out to cut blonde locks off Barbie

NEW YORK – Barbie has been an astronaut, an architect, a NASCAR driver and a news anchor.Now, there’s an online movement to get her to attempt what could be her biggest feat yet: going bald to...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks close lifted on Europe debt sales, Chinese growth

Slight improvements in Europe’s troubled debt markets and China’s economy were enough to lift stocks on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose as many as 151 points in the morning before...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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