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Intel drops $15B on Mobileye in race for a driverless future

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Intel will buy Israel’s Mobileye in a deal valued at about $15 billion, instantly propelling the computer chip and technology giant to the forefront of autonomous vehicle...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Housing advocates fear big HUD cuts

Fair-housing advocates and experts in urban policy say that significant cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development could be devastating to cities and low-income families across the...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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For millennials ready to buy a home, the pickings are slim

For years, millennials looked at owning a home as a distant fantasy. Student debt and a weak job market seemed to conspire to keep this generation stuck in their parents’ basements, if not...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Airbnb is said to explore expansion in long-term home rentals

Airbnb has quickly become a favorite destination for travelers looking for somewhere to stay on vacation. Now the home-sharing startup is interested in doing the same for people who want to find a...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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La Plata County to upgrade energy efficiency codes

La Plata County’s energy efficiency codes for residential and commercial buildings are expected to make a significant leap this year, increasing current efficiency standards by about 15 percent. ...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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RadioShack files for second bankruptcy in two years

FORT WORTH, Texas – RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over two years, putting the future of the nearly 100-year-old electronics retailer in...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Private employers added robust 298K jobs last month

WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses added the most jobs in three years last month, a private survey found, a sign that hiring may be accelerating from last year’s modest levels. Payroll processor ADP said...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Local First’s new director to expand programs

The new managing director of Local First, Monique DiGiorgio, plans to focus on helping small, independent businesses connect with their customers, build a localist movement and expand the Eat Local...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Trails 2000 hires new crew lead

Trails 2000 has hired Emma Millar as its trail crew lead. Millar is a Fort Lewis College graduate and collegiate cycling champion. Millar will oversee the planning, construction and maintenance of...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Robots now rule at Swiss factories

In the shadows of the Alps, Swiss companies are confronting a new reality: They won’t be adding manufacturing jobs in the country anytime soon – not for humans, anyway. Faced with an unsinkable...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Melloy Auto Group buys Hanson Honda

The Melloy Auto Group bought Hanson Honda in Farmington, New Mexico. The dealership was renamed Melloy Honda this month. The Melloy Auto Group consists of dealerships throughout central and...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Chamber announces keynote speaker at Tech Conference

Jeff Walker, the author of the New York Times best seller Launch, will speak at the Durango Chamber of Commerce’s Tech Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 15 at the DoubleTree. Walker...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business