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Whole Foods to shrink store count for first time since 2008

Whole Foods Market Inc., facing its worst sales slump in more than a decade, is taking a step that would have been unthinkable in its high-flying days: shrinking the size of the chain. Though Whole...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Got $250 million? Here’s the home just for you

LOS ANGELES – At $250 million, a new mega mansion in the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles is the most expensive home listed in the United States. The passion project of developer and...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Retail group expects sales to grow 3.7 percent to 4.2 percent

NEW YORK – Despite a bumpy holiday season, chains like The Limited shutting down and department stores such as Macy’s closing stores, the largest retail trade group says it’s still optimistic that...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 committee marks anniversary

The Region 9 Economic Development of Southwest Colorado celebrated 25 years of providing business loans and honored three members who have served since the committee’s inception. Fritz Klinke and...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Swan Global Investments looks to Hawk Tank

Swan Global Investments, a national firm headquartered in Durango, has signed on as a platinum sponsor of the FLC Hawk Tank. The First National Bank of Durango is the Hawk Tank’s presenting...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Utilities look to sun as Trump sides with coal, fossil fuels

RALEIGH, N.C. – The plunging cost of solar power is leading U.S. electric companies to capture more of the sun just when President Donald Trump is moving to boost coal and other fossil fuels. Solar...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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La Plata County hydroponic farm harvesting greens year round

In a shipping container surrounded by snow, Wendy Wyatt is growing lettuce, arugula, kale and other greens. Suspended from the ceiling in hollow fiberglass fencing, her 4,000 plants are kept in a...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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La Plata County builders grapple with upcoming changes

Several changes are poised to shake things up for La Plata County’s building industry this year, including updates to building codes and potential taxes on new development. Last month, the county...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Who will pay for San Francisco’s $750 million tilting tower?

Nina Agabian, a retired director of research in global health science at the University of California, bought a 29th-floor apartment in San Francisco’s Millennium Tower in 2010. “It was supposed to...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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U.S. hiring accelerates in January

WASHINGTON – U.S. employers stepped up hiring last month, adding a healthy 227,000 jobs, and more Americans began looking for work, a sign that President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Amazon increasingly wants to be its own deliveryman

NEW YORK – Amazon isn’t content just being the “everything store.” Increasingly, it looks like it wants to be its own deliveryman, too. Its Monday announcement of a new air cargo hub in Kentucky is...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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US construction activity slips in December

WASHINGTON – U.S. builders trimmed spending slightly in December as a gain in private projects was offset by a big drop in spending on government projects. Construction spending fell 0.2 percent...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business