Walgreens teams with Microsoft to battle Amazon

Walgreens Boots Alliance is teaming with Microsoft to design “digital health corners” for its stores as both companies battle an ever-expanding Amazon.com. For Walgreens, the pharmacy giant must...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Walmart to stop accepting CVS prescription coverage

NEW YORK – Walmart said Tuesday that it would no longer honor prescription drug coverage from CVS Health, leaving large numbers of Walmart customers searching for a new pharmacist and amplifying...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

What the government shutdown means for your mortgage

NEW YORK (AP) – The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates hold steady

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates held steady this week, after falling for six straight weeks to reach their lowest levels in nine months. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Homebuilder sentiment rises from lowest level since 2015

NEW YORK – Sentiment among U.S. homebuilders rose for the first time in three months amid a decline in borrowing costs, a sign that housing may stabilize in the year ahead even as the industry...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

December’s 3.5% unemployment caps strong 2018 for Colorado jobs

It was an extraordinary run for Colorado’s labor market in 2018. Unemployment hovered around 3 percent for the whole year, with 75,400 new jobs and substantial wage growth. The unemployment rate...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Learn about sitting smart at work

Absolute Physical Therapy and Wellness will present a workshop Wednesday about proper posture to protect a worker’s back from strains and aches in all work environments involving either sedentary...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Alan Plummer Associates acquires FEI Engineers

FEI Engineers, a water and wastewater engineering firm with offices in Durango and Denver, has been purchased by Alan Plummer Associates Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas-based water and wastewater...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

10 leadership books to watch for in 2019

Have you promised yourself you’ll stop checking your phone every few seconds and spend less time in useless meetings in 2019? Need some motivation to kick off the new year at work by reading about...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

‘What is bitcoin?’ topped Google’s 2018 trending list

NEW YORK – Bitcoin’s mesmerizing rise and fall in the past year has left investors and regulators asking, “What just happened?” Many are also asking an even more fundamental question: “What is...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Bed Bath & Beyond rally loses steam

Bed Bath & Beyond shocked investors with a rosy forecast for fiscal 2020, but analysts remain skeptical about the company’s ability to hit its targets. Some doubt the company’s strategy of...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

VCs plowed a record $9.3 billion into AI startups last year

NEW YORK – Artificial intelligence was a no-brainer bet for humans in 2018. Venture capital funding of AI companies soared 72 percent last year, hitting a record $9.3 billion, according to a new...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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