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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

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Nifty Nanny carves out niche in child care

This fall, Vivienne Yeagy decided not to return to teaching in favor of growing her own child-care business, Nifty Nanny. “I really wanted to be able to invest my time in the families of Durango,”...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 announces new board members

Craig Benally, Steve Garchar and Rebecca Anderson have joined the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado’s board of directors. Benally, a Mancos town trustee; Garchar, a newly...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Southern Ute Indian Tribe selects growth fund director

The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council appointed Raymond A. Baker as the new executive director of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund. Baker will be responsible for directing the growth fund...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

New sports chiropractic office now open

Durango Sports Chiropractic, a new chiropractic and rehabilitation clinic for athletes, opened Feb. 1 at its location at 25825 U.S. Highway 160, Suite 101. Owner Kevin Vieser has experience...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Sorrel Sky to host business after hours Thursday

The next Durango Chamber of Commerce “business after hours” networking event will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Sorrel Sky Gallery, 802 Main Ave. Door prizes, food, beer and wine will be featured. Cost...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Insurance merger plans collapse

It was a rough day for the already-roiled U.S. health insurance market: One giant merger was abandoned, another is threatened by infighting, and a major insurer announced it will stop selling...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Recent Trump win on China trademark raises ethics questions

SHANGHAI – President Donald Trump was poised to receive something Tuesday that he has been trying to get from China for a decade: trademark rights to his own name. After suffering rejection after...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Sears pushes back on reports that it has dropped Trump products

Sears Holdings Corp., responding to reports that it has stopped offering Trump products, said that hundreds of the items are still available on its website through third-party sellers. Though the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Spring Creek Village lots available

Construction has picked up at a small La Plata County development that’s marketing affordable lots three miles east of town. Phase two of Spring Creek Village off Florida Road is underway, with 17...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Single women are buying homes at twice the rate of single men

By 2007, Michelle Jackson, a 30-something writer in Denver, held a master’s degree, had traveled the world and was enjoying her social life as a single woman. She also felt the pull to purchase her...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business