Effort to create hemp conglomerate lands in Bodo Industrial Park

If things break CJ Murphy’s way, Durango will be known for hemp the way Detroit is known for cars and Silicon Valley is known for high-tech. In an out-of-the-way location in Bodo Industrial Park,...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Unproven facial-recognition companies target schools

NEW YORK – The facial-recognition cameras installed near the bounce houses at the Warehouse, an after-school recreation center in Bloomington, Indiana, are aimed low enough to scan the face of...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Rent a tent

BERLIN, N.Y. – The idea came to Michael D’Agostino as he was driving past a beautiful farm and imagined what it would be like to camp there. “It was a lightning-bolt moment,” said D’Agostino, who...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Did ‘b’ in IHOb stand for betrayal?

NEW YORK – Pancake chain IHOP has confirmed that the company faked its recent name change to IHOb as a publicity stunt to promote its burgers. It wants to be called IHOP again. The return to its...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Can Amazon sell cereal and cod on its Prime Day?

NEW YORK – Amazon.com proved it can use bargain buzz to sell a lot of gadgets on a random day in July. This year, it’s hoping excitement around Prime Day gets shoppers to change how they buy...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs

NEW YORK – Americans’ confidence in employment prospects is soaring as the labor market tightens. The latest proof: A record number are voluntarily quitting to seek better jobs. Some 3.56 million...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Average mortgage rates edge up

WASHINGTON – Long-term mortgage rates edged higher this week, marking their first increase since early June. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Main Avenue office building to offer open house

Area residents are invited to an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday to learn more about the businesses and services offered at the Victorian Complex Office Building, 2243 Main Ave. Counselors,...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango KOA receives TripAdvisor award

It was recently announced that the Durango KOA Holiday campground received the 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Awards are based on the quantity and quality of reviews received from...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Open Space Conservancy hires executive director

La Plata Open Space Conservancy, a Southwest Colorado land conservation organization, recently hired Patrick Barker as executive director. Barker is originally from West Virginia and earned...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Durango bike manufacturers do things differently

John Parker, founder of Yeti Cycles, got his start in the mountain bike-mecca town of Durango when he moved his company here in 1991. It seemed like a natural fit for the company after Yeti rider...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Health board OKs management agreement

Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corp. in Cortez, has announced a five-year management agreement with Southwest Health System. Management...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business