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Google’s search engine aims to become employment engine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine. Since Tuesday, job hunters have been able to go to Google and see help-wanted listings that its search...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Commercial-energy customers invited to learn about efficiency incentives

A public lunch-and-learn about natural gas and electrical-energy efficiency will be offered noon to 1:30 p.m. June 28 at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., in program room 2. Area...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Independents Week to celebrate La Plata County businesses

La Plata County will celebrate Independence Day with the sixth annual Independents Week. The event, July 1-7, will involve 176 local businesses. “It celebrates not only our nation’s independence...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Libo expands counseling, coaching service

Licensed professional counselor and accredited coach, Felicia Libo, has recently expanded her counseling and coaching services to offer employee-assistance counseling through ComPsych to help...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Former Vantiv employee leaves company, starts business

Former director of the Mercury Gives program at Vantiv, Ken Tallman, recently left the company to start his own business, 6512 Consulting. Tallman’s new consulting group uses cloud-based customer...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Nike to slash 1,400 jobs, cut sneaker styles in shakeup

NEW YORK (AP) – Nike wants to be more nimble on its feet. The sneaker maker said Thursday that it plans to focus on the hottest-selling sneakers, slash the number of styles it offers and sell more...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Glide Durango puts a spin on historical tours

Tourists and locals alike will be gliding around downtown this summer on personal transporters, taking in the historical sites. Kirstine Carll and Lisa Farless opened Glide Durango, a seasonal...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Sale on milk and eggs

NEW YORK – Intense competition among grocers is forcing Kroger to slash prices on popular items like milk and eggs – staples that help sway where shoppers go. The company, which operates City...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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New puzzle shop in Durango to feature work of local artists

Once its pieces come together at the end of June, a new puzzle shop will open at 640 Main Ave. The Joyful Nook Gallery , owned by Joy Hess and Christine Mullholand, will create puzzles in the back...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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As retail outlook dims, mall tenants push for short leases

As if malls didn’t have enough problems, count one more: retailers looking to slash the duration of their leases. After more than a dozen bankruptcies this year contributed to thousands of store...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Sherpa Sustainability Institute teaches social responsibility

The Sherpa Sustainability Institute, headquartered in Durango, wants to give businesses, nonprofits and governments the tools to improve their social responsibility and become more sustainable. ...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Uncertainty as Nevada aims to launch recreational pot soon

RENO, Nev. – Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1. It would be the shortest turnaround from...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business