U.S. long-term mortgage rates dropped to 4.55 percent average

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, offering a slight degree of relief to would-be homebuyers after the stock market has tumbled. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Heartwood Cohousing near Bayfield plans to expand

Becky Logan moved into Heartwood Cohousing near Bayfield in November because she was looking for a community after years of traveling in an RV. She was drawn to cohousing by the tight-knit...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chiropractic practice finds a home on Main

Iris Davidson is expanding her chiropractic practice – she’s adding humans to a mix of clientele that has primarily focused on dogs and horses, with only an occasional spine adjustment for an owner...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

This Saturday, not Black Friday, is when the real money is spent

NEW YORK – Waiting until the weekend to do your holiday shopping? You’re not alone: Today may be the biggest spending day of the year. Although Black Friday used to be America’s biggest single...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Trump signs $867 billion farm bill into law

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed into law Thursday an $867 billion farm bill that provides billions in aid to U.S. farmers while rejecting deep cuts to the federal food stamp programs...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Solar power buyers loved 2018

NEW YORK – Solar-panel makers had an awful 2018, but their customers really enjoyed it. Module manufacturers lost about 40 percent of their market value this year, even as the number of...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Stock market woes raise a nagging fear: Is a recession near?

BALTIMORE – Fears of a recession have been mounting with the U.S. stock market appearing to be headed for its worst December since 1931 – during the Great Depression. Wall Street’s sustained slump...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Did your favorite company donate to Democratic or Republican campaigns?

Macy’s: “Highly recommended.” Amazon: “Better options are available.” Home Depot: “Please shop elsewhere.” Those reviews aren’t talking about customer service, shipping options or holiday deals....

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Rural bankers survey climbs back up to growth level

OMAHA, Neb. – A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states suggests the regional economy is growing. The overall index of the Creighton University Rural Mainstreet...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Homebuilder sentiment tumbles to weakest in three years

NEW YORK – Sentiment among U.S. home builders fell in December to the lowest level since 2015, missing all forecasts and signaling that the industry’s struggles are intensifying amid elevated...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Expand your home-buying options with a fixer-upper mortgage

NEW YORK (AP) – It’s the lament of first-time home buyers in just about every housing market: There aren’t enough entry-level homes available that are move-in ready. One solution is to broaden the...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Starting a business seminar Jan. 8

A seminar about how to start a business is taking place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. The seminar will touch on various aspects of...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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