Stocks rally on hiring spree

NEW YORK – The biggest corporate hiring spree in five years ended a weeklong slide in the stock market.The Labor Department reported Friday that private employers hired 268,000 people last month,...

DATE: May 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Something for Mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and for those sons, daughters and husbands out there still searching for gifts for mom, help is here. At The Durango Herald’s request, employees at five...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

FastTrack Communications raises capacity

Economic-development officials have bemoaned deficiencies in broadband capability as something standing in the way of greater prosperity for the region for years.The problem is most pronounced in...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Post-Sept. 11 economic changes to outlive bin Laden

Security screening at airports will still be a hassle and raise the cost of travel. Laws that turned banks into financial police officers will stay in place. And most companies will still spend...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stock market wobbles as earnings rally slows

NEW YORK – After two weeks of strong earnings pumping up the markets, weak results from Pfizer and others deflated a broad earnings rallied, at least for Tuesday.The world’s largest drug maker...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Small cars are having big impact on U.S. auto sales

DETROIT – Small cars sold briskly last month, as gasoline prices approached $4 a gallon and some buyers worried about shortages of Japanese-made vehicles.Analysts expected overall industry sales in...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Former Durangoan inducted to practice The National Academies of Practice announces the election of Howard Snooks, formerly of Durango now of Boulder, as a distinguished practitioner-member of the...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A brighter picture

The recession hasn’t been easy on local galleries – when times are tight, art gets bumped to the bottom of most people’s spending lists.Customers also are thinking more about the purchases they...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Poll: Working boomers say age a plus at office

WASHINGTON – Feel like the office geezer? Age may be an asset at work, or no issue at all, according to an AP-LifeGoesStrong.com poll.Nearly half of those born between 1946 and 1964 now work for a...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Hot dog stand opens at Walmart Bulldoggie’s All American Hot Dogs announces its April 15 opening.The business is open every weekend from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in front of Walmart, 1155 South Camino del...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Customer service talk to be held May 17 The Durango Chamber of Commerce will present “Funny Business ... How to make sure your customer service isn’t a joke!” at 8:30 a.m. May 17 at the DoubleTree...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Sour development deal settled in court

Jurors on Thursday awarded about $130,000 in damages to two investors of a failed development, but they returned close to that same amount in a counter lawsuit.It was the conclusion of a four-week...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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