Subdued trading session caps super September

NEW YORK – Stocks ended a monthlong rally on a weak note, but chalked up the best September in 71 years.Indexes rose sharply at the open Thursday after some better news on the economy, but stumbled...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

More than money

Local experts on business say the number of companies working for more than a profitable bottom line to support issues of social justice and compassion seems to be growing around Durango and the...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Census shows recession’s impacts

WASHINGTON – As the recession shook Americans’ confidence last year, new figures show that weddings for people 18 and older dropped to the lowest point in more than a hundred years.A broad array of...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Firm offers a test case for lower-risk tobacco

RICHMOND, Va. – Tobacco maker Star Scientific Inc. hopes there’s fire where there’s no smoke.The small Virginia company has made itself the test case for a big issue: whether the Food and Drug...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks recover from early losses

NEW YORK – A late push gave stock indexes moderate gains Tuesday as investors brushed off news that consumer confidence dropped to its lowest level since February.A big jump in earnings from...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks weaken on Europe worries

NEW YORK – A September stock rally weakened Thursday as investors were disappointed by a jump in unemployment claims and more signs of trouble for Europe’s economy.The market got off to a bad start...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks slip as traders buy bonds, gold

NEW YORK – Traders put their September stock rally on hold and moved into Treasurys and gold Wednesday, a day after the Federal Reserve said it was ready to take more action to boost the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

If you go

LEAD’s 4th Annual Economic Summit will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Sky Ute Casino and Resort on Colorado Highway 172 in Ignacio. The $15 cost includes breakfast and lunch....

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Moonshine still a popular drink with hobbyists

White lightning, mountain dew, firewater – you know it as the illicit substance made in secret by tax-dodging, banjo-playing mountain men and drunk by people looking to alter their reality in a...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Appeals court revives SEC’s lawsuit against Cuban

DALLAS – A federal appeals court revived the Securities and Exchange Commission’s insider-trading lawsuit against Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on Tuesday, saying it was “plausible” he had...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks mixed as Fed leaves door open for stimulus

NEW YORK – Stocks got a brief bump after word that the Federal Reserve is ready to do more to help the economy, but ended mostly lower Tuesday after the central bank disappointed some investors by...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Fed signals it will take further steps if needed

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve signaled Tuesday that it is worried about the weakness of the recovery and is ready to take further steps to boost the economy if needed.Fed officials said they are...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business