U.S. consumer comfort rises to 19-year high on views of economy

Confidence among Americans surged to the best level since October 2000 on brighter views of the economy and finances, adding to signs that consumers will continue to underpin a record-long...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Underfunded IRS struggles to send refunds, answer calls

Last year was another tough year for the IRS, according to a new federal report. Burdened with years of budget cuts and a recent increase in workload to implement a new tax law, the IRS struggled...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Long-term mortgage rates fall

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest level in 13 weeks, as financial markets roiled by U.S.-Iran conflict pushed investors toward the safety of Treasury bonds....

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Company to shut down inactive New Mexico uranium mine

GRANTS, N.M. – A Texas-based company won’t resume operations at an inactive uranium mine and instead plans to begin an estimated 16 months of closure activity to reclaim the site in western New...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

2020 brings higher labor costs for small businesses

NEW YORK – Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins – higher labor costs for many companies, and some owners will discover that they have to comply with new laws...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

U-Haul International to stop hiring smokers in 21 states

PHOENIX – U-Haul International has announced plans to stop interviewing and hiring nicotine users, including people who use e-cigarettes and vaping products. The well-known truck and trailer rental...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Physical Medicine moves to new location

Dr. Robert Wallach has moved his practice. La Plata Physical Medicine is now located at 555 Rivergate Lane, Suite B1-102. Existing and new patients may contact his office at 403-3324 or visit...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Columbine Landscapes receives Thrive! Living Wage Coalition certification

Columbine Landscapes recently announced it has received certification by La Plata County Thrive! Living Wage Coalition as a Living Wage Employer. They are now one of 100 certified living wage...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Hobby opens on Main Avenue

During the long, dark, cold days of winter, some hobbyists hide out in their she sheds and man caves building cars, planes and drones. Durango Hobby opened in late December on Main Avenue in...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado business leaders are feeling more optimistic amid trade deals and federal economic policy

Faced with the fresh start of a new year, Colorado’s business community is feeling a bit rosier about the state’s economic prospects, according to a new survey from the Leeds School of Business at...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks close out best year since 2013

Wall Street closed the books Tuesday on a blockbuster 2019 for stock investors, with the broader market delivering its best returns in six years. The S&P 500 finished with a gain of 28.9% for the...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

2020 brings higher labor costs for small businesses

NEW YORK – Small-business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins – higher labor costs for many companies, and some owners will discover they have to comply with new laws that...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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