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Habitat for Humanity announces new hireHabitat for Humanity of La Plata County welcomes Barbara Blundell as its new executive director.With a 20-year career that includes executive management...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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Engineering firm opens in DurangoEnthalpy Engineering announces its opening at 570 Turner Drive, Unit C.The business is owned by Ryan Cheese, Andy McAuley and Mathew Heaston.Cheese is a licensed...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Gold thefts prompt police to monitor sellers

MILWAUKEE – Law enforcement and local governments are scrambling to shut down a shadow industry that has grown up around the booming cash-for-gold business nationwide: Thieves are snatching...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Feds start talks about mortgages

WASHINGTON – Talk of shrinking the government’s involvement in the mortgage market is growing. Just don’t expect action any time soon.A conference Tuesday at the Treasury Department is the first of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Heat brings early harvests in New England, Midwest

BOSTON – Warm weather has many fruits and vegetables ripening early this year, and on some farms, fall crops will be ready well before Labor Day.Early apples already are ripe for picking in the...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

N.M. chile seeds preserved in global vault

SANTA FE (AP) – Seeds from a spicy little red chile grown for generations at Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, N.M., have traveled a long way in the last 20 years – to Arizona, Colorado and now to a “doomsday”...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks rise on economic reports

NEW YORK – Investors regained some enthusiasm for stocks Tuesday, sending prices sharply higher after reports showed a slight improvement in the housing market and a big jump in industrial...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Consumer prices rise modestly

WASHINGTON – A rise in the cost of gas drove consumer prices up last month by the most in nearly a year, but overall inflation remained tame.The Consumer Price Index, the government’s most closely...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Colo. wheat harvest may hit $562M

DENVER – Colorado has another above-average winter wheat harvest this year, with what’s projected to be a record-setting average yield, according to a forecast Thursday from the U.S. Department of...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

How did the friendly skies get so unfriendly?

NEW YORK – Robb Dougherty, a Texas hairstylist, used to be a frequent flier on the Lubbock to San Antonio route. But he couldn’t stand the nasty travelers he’d constantly encounter – people who...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Elvis Week hits stride amid buyout talks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Elvis Presley is in play.CKx Inc., owner of the “American Idol” television program and 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises, is mulling at least two offers to buy the company....

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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Bart’s New York Deli has a new locationBart’s New York Deli announces its new location at 1220 Carbon Junction Road, formerly the location of Chicago Nicks.The business is owned by Bart Rabkin, who...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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