Regulators consider lobstering ban

WARWICK, R.I. – A proposal to ban lobster fishing over a vast stretch of the East Coast would do “almost biblical” damage to the industry just as the species seems to be rebounding, lobstermen told...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Pa. residents: Gas drilling poisons water

CANONSBURG, Pa. – People who make a living from a natural-gas drilling technique that involves pumping chemical-laced water into the earth and others who believe it has poisoned them or their well...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Cockpit displays getting makeover

ABOVE THE ENGLISH CHANNEL – Flying over the white cliffs of Dover, the two pilots of a Gulfstream 450 jet keep their eyes glued to a flight-deck display, ignoring the almost cloudless sky over the...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks manage late rally ahead of Goldman news

NEW YORK – Stocks had a late-day turnaround and closed mixed Thursday as traders awaited news that Goldman Sachs settled the government’s civil fraud charges.As word spread that the Securities and...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks mixed after weaker outlook

NEW YORK – A weaker economic forecast from the Federal Reserve chilled the stock market’s winning streak.Stocks closed mixed Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average rising almost 4 points...

DATE: July 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New digs

DATE: June 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Boot Barn opens first store in Colorado

Yee-haw, folks, Boot Barn has sauntered into town.The Western clothing and supply retailer opened Friday at the Durango Mall in the stand-alone building at 830 South Camino del Rio that recently...

DATE: May 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercury CEO Katz announces retirement

Mercury Payment Systems chief executive Marc Katz is retiring after leading the Durango company through nearly a decade of strong growth.Katz, 49, founded Mercury in 2001 with his brother, Jeffrey....

DATE: May 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Valley property converted to RV park

Changes are afoot at a property once occupied by a motel and later a mobile-home park across from Trimble Hot Springs.Geof Schlittgen, who owns the property with his wife, Engenie, said he is...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Marriage of chocolate, ice cream proves strong

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory announced Monday it will expand its co-branding relationship with Cold Stone Creamery after test locations posted "double-digit sales gains."Bryan Merryman, chief...

DATE: May 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Bank remodel creates office space

Bank of Colorado is remodeling its downtown Durango branch, creating 9,000 square feet of leasable space.The bank is squeezing its offices into the north side of the building at 1199 Main Ave.The...

DATE: May 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Businesses strive to survive

Recessions challenge all businesses, weeding out the weakest and denting the profitability of even the strongest. So how can businesses best survive a recession?Business leaders in Durango offered...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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