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Candy no longer Mars’ biggest business

Candy giant Mars Inc., is digging even deeper into the world’s love affair with pets with the $7.7 billion acquisition of VCA Inc., a veterinary and doggie day-care company based in Los Angeles....

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Hygge is winter’s hottest trend

Search the term online and nearly 10 million results roll in. It’s being touted by this winter’s shelter magazines, decor retailers and lifestyle mavens. What’s so huge? It’s hygge. Often...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Red state homes are luring young blue buyers inland

Dayton, Ohio, gave the world the Wright Brothers and the electric cash register. As recently as 1990, manufacturing jobs there were the backbone of the local economy. But in the two decades since,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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What’s trending in Durango kitchen designs

If a home remodel is in the forecast for 2017, there’s a good chance it’s the kitchen, which is among the most common home improvement projects as well as one of the most lucrative when it comes to...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Unemployment rate ticks up to 4.7 percent

WASHINGTON – U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in December, capping a year of slower but solid hiring and providing the last major snapshot of the economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Sears to sell Craftsman tool brand and close 150 stores

Sears on Thursday announced that it has agreed to sell its Craftsman tools brand to Stanley Black & Decker in a deal valued at $900 million, the latest bid by the flailing retail chain to try to...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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U.S. auto sales hit a record 17.55M in 2016

DETROIT – U.S. consumers bought a record number of new cars and trucks in 2016. A repeat performance in 2017 could be a tall order. Low gas prices, rising employment and low interest rates kept...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Trump’s latest US corporate Twitter target: General Motors

DETROIT – In another tweet targeting a U.S. company, President-elect Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to slap a tax on General Motors for importing compact cars to the U.S. from Mexico. But GM...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Analyst sees Starbucks overtaking McDonald’s

Starbucks is poised to overtake McDonald’s as the world’s most valuable restaurant chain, and the coffee giant could ultimately have a staggering 50,000 locations. That’s the prediction of Nomura...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Understanding your financial health is all about the numbers

Some numbers matter more than others. How much you make is important, for example, but your financial health depends far more on how much you keep. Knowing certain numbers can help you understand...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango Floatation Therapy offers escape from your senses

Durango Floatation Therapy is floating a new idea to residents looking for a relaxing and meditative experience. Co-owners Kevin Kephart and Kyle Cataldo say that floating in an epsom salt bath...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors to meet Jan. 12

The Southwest Colorado National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will meet at noon Thursday, Jan. 12 in the Oak Room of the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Trusts and estate attorney...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business