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Bueno Foods now sold at Walmart

Bueno Foods, a family-owned food producer in New Mexico, announced it expanded distribution to Walmart locations in Texas, Colorado, California and Arizona. For more information, visit...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Big Brothers, Sisters receive grant

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado recently received a $1,000 grant from Durango Area Association of Realtors. Funds will go to one-to-one mentoring for more than 200 children in La...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates level off

WASHINGTON – Mortgage rates barely moved heading into the Thanksgiving holiday. According to the latest data by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average slipped to 3.92 percent with an average...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

When your kid tries to say ‘Alexa’ before ‘Mama’

In Yana Welinder’s house, her son will say “Papa!’ to either her or her husband. “Mama” isn’t in his vocabulary yet. But her son, who just turned 1, does have a name for another prominent figure in...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Some shoppers find lower-key Black Friday

NEW YORK – Some shoppers were surprised at how little madness there was on Black Friday. At a Walmart in Toledo, Ohio, shopping ads left behind from the night before littered the mostly empty...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Out of the basement and into a home

WASHINGTON – A few years ago, I wrote “The economy will one day improve, and the millennials will move out of their parents’ basements. When that happens, expect to see homeownership rates move...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango JC Penney converts to clearance center

Thousands of items at JC Penney are on clearance, touting savings up to 70 percent across the entire store. The JC Penney at the Durango Mall is one of six store locations across the nation...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Photo: A fifth cup of Joes

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Bankers: Economy to remain slow in rural parts of Plains, Western states

OMAHA, Neb. – The economy will likely remain slow in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states in the months ahead. The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region remained in negative...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Lofty lumber prices could rise even more after Canada mill fire

WASHINGTON – Lumber prices that have soared amid a Canada-U.S. trade dispute could rise even higher after a fire at a British Columbia sawmill cuts supplies. Futures are trading at a 23-year high...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Granby Ranch for sale, owner says it’s ready for next level

GRANBY – The 22-year owner of Granby Ranch is listing her 7.8-square-mile ski and golf resort community for sale. The Denver Post reported Tuesday that Marise Cipriani doesn’t have a price yet, but...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Zuma Natural Foods is under new ownership

Katie Wall did not plan on purchasing a business when she decided to visit a lifelong friend in Mancos. Wall had more travels planned after a life transition in her home state of Minnesota...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business