Long-term mortgage rates still rising

WASHINGTON – Interest rates on long-term home loans rose this week to the highest level in months. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Registrations open for workshop series

Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center and First National Bank of Durango will sponsor a three-part workshop series about digital marketing in the community room at First National...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

QuickBooks workshop to be offered in Bayfield

Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center and Pine River Library will sponsor a workshop, “Introduction to QuickBooks,” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango H&R Block names new owner

The Durango H&R Block office recently announced that Laura Corder has been named as its new owner. Corder has more than 10 years of tax-preparation experience and has served H&R Block locations in...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango First National hires teller

First National Bank of Durango recently hired Mark Begay as a drive-up teller at its main office, 259 W. Ninth St. Begay is from Aztec, moved to Durango about a year and a half ago and most...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Amazon hikes monthly Prime membership prices by 18 percent

NEW YORK – Amazon.com is looking to squeeze more money out of monthly subscribers to its free two-day shipping service, which could persuade many of them to sign up for annual subscriptions....

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Ceramics studio and gallery opens on Main Avenue in Durango

Colorado Clay, a new ceramics studio and art gallery, opened in January on Main Avenue in the North Point Mall. Owner Nick Schlau envisions the sunny space as a community gathering place. He is...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

More housing supply cited for decline in median home price in Durango

The median price of a home in Durango fell $15,250 in 2017 compared with 2016, a 3.28 percent drop one real estate broker attributed to increasing supply of homes in Three Springs and increased...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Sun sets on Del Sol clothing shop on Main Avenue in Durango

Eileen Maddox, owner of Del Sol, a clothing shop at 858 Main Ave., plans to close the store at the end of January, but she will remain in Durango and plans to spend more time with her...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Unpaid internships are back with the Labor Department’s blessing

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Labor Department rolled out new guidelines last week that make it easier for companies that want to hire interns but don’t want to pay them. The new rules establish a “primary...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Side hustles you can start with no money

NEW YORK – Starting a business is often a pricey ordeal, but no- to low-cost ideas exist for aspiring entrepreneurs with unique and marketable talent. Take inventory of the skills you already...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Rig-count chaos: Shale drillers are confusing oil analysts

For U.S. shale drillers who have seen prices climb almost 50 percent in six months, it’s been largely a rig-less recovery, a conundrum for traders seeking to forecast the future. Normally, you’d...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business