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Unilever shares slide after Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid

NEW YORK – Shares in Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman’s, Lipton and Knorr, are down sharply after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer. The companies said Sunday in a...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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La Plata County building codes to take on tiny house provisions

La Plata County could take another tiny step toward housing diversity by considering a brand new international building code provision to address tiny house construction. “The International Code...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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More home sale agreements falling apart

Spending months to find the perfect home in your price range, only to have your mortgage application rejected or a home inspection turn up expensive repairs, is a nightmare – one that is coming...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Are you paying for not-at-fault accidents?

WASHINGTON – Most drivers don’t expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that wasn’t their fault. But a consumer group says it happens, and it’s a problem. The...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. health care spending projected to soar to $5.5T

U.S. health care spending grew 4.8 percent last year, as the country has emerged from a period of historically low health spending growth, according to new federal estimates. However, that growth...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Kraft still hungry for Unilever after rejected offer

NEW YORK – Kraft Heinz is attempting to buy Unilever in a $143 billion deal that would create a global food leader that sells products including cheese, lunch meats, spreads and snacks. U.S. food...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Region 9 announces ‘Lender of the Year’

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado awarded Tom White, commercial lender at Bank of the San Juans, its “Lender of the Year” award. White started his banking career...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Gervais & Associates hires new tax professional

Gervais & Associates recently hired Kevin Smith. Smith received a degree in business administration from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of South Florida. He is currently...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Animas Detail opens new location

Animas Detail is now open by appointment at its new location at 1713 County Road 203. To schedule an appointment, call 903-7267.

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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New housing starts fall across U.S.

WASHINGTON – U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes last month, led by a drop in apartment construction. The number of new housing starts declined 2.6 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Optimism among homebuilders weakens

U.S. homebuilders are feeling a bit less confident this month, reflecting a dimmer outlook for sales in the months ahead and fewer would-be buyers dropping by builders’ sales offices. The...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Consumer prices post biggest rise in nearly four years

WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer prices rose in January at the fastest pace in nearly four years, strengthening the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year. The Labor Department...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business