Review: Addicted to your smartphone? Now there’s an app for that.

Did you text? Sorry, I can’t see messages right now. Arianna Huffington locked my phone. The media tycoon turned wellness entrepreneur wants to keep you out of your phone, too, with a new app...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Rig count down by 3 to 936

HOUSTON – The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by three this week to 936. That exceeds the 694 rigs that were active this time a year ago. Houston oilfield...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Banker survey suggests economy remains slow in rural areas

OMAHA, Neb. – Declining numbers in a new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The overall economic index for the region...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Downsizing baby boomers

WASHINGTON – After 20 years of a car-centric lifestyle in a large house in Bethesda, Maryland, and nearly a decade of lobbying her husband, Roxanne Littner achieved her goal of moving into the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Long-term mortgage rates still rising

WASHINGTON – Interest rates on long-term home loans rose this week to the highest level in months. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Registrations open for workshop series

Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center and First National Bank of Durango will sponsor a three-part workshop series about digital marketing in the community room at First National...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

QuickBooks workshop to be offered in Bayfield

Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center and Pine River Library will sponsor a workshop, “Introduction to QuickBooks,” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango H&R Block names new owner

The Durango H&R Block office recently announced that Laura Corder has been named as its new owner. Corder has more than 10 years of tax-preparation experience and has served H&R Block locations in...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango First National hires teller

First National Bank of Durango recently hired Mark Begay as a drive-up teller at its main office, 259 W. Ninth St. Begay is from Aztec, moved to Durango about a year and a half ago and most...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Amazon hikes monthly Prime membership prices by 18 percent

NEW YORK – Amazon.com is looking to squeeze more money out of monthly subscribers to its free two-day shipping service, which could persuade many of them to sign up for annual subscriptions....

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Ceramics studio and gallery opens on Main Avenue in Durango

Colorado Clay, a new ceramics studio and art gallery, opened in January on Main Avenue in the North Point Mall. Owner Nick Schlau envisions the sunny space as a community gathering place. He is...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

More housing supply cited for decline in median home price in Durango

The median price of a home in Durango fell $15,250 in 2017 compared with 2016, a 3.28 percent drop one real estate broker attributed to increasing supply of homes in Three Springs and increased...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business