All that glitters is not gold

Pawn shops and jewelers said the effects of rising gold prices have made their imprint in Durango, with more customers looking to sell old gold jewelry and fewer buying the new stuff.Gold prices...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks end mixed ahead of Senate vote on tax deal

NEW YORK – Stocks ended flat Monday after expectations that a tax-cut package will pass the Senate kept them higher for much of the day.The tax-cut compromise brokered by the White House and...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates push higher to 4.61 percent

NEW YORK – Rates on fixed mortgages rose for the consecutive week last week. The surge could slow refinancings and further hamper the housing market.Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rates...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Holiday gifts for $50 or less

If you haven’t already shopped big and early for the holidays, retailers are offering deep discounts and perks like free shipping as they duke it out for every cent you’ve got.Buying smart in this...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

iPhone buying sprees

NEW YORK – “The Smurfs’ Village,” a game for the iPhone and other Apple gadgets, was released a month ago and quickly became the highest-grossing application in the iTunes store. Yet it’s free to...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

P&G moves from soap operas to tweets

CINCINNATI – Goodbye, “Guiding Light.” Hello, YouTube.Procter & Gamble Co., whose sponsorship and production of daytime TV dramas helped coin the term “soap operas,” has pulled the plug after 77...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Window cleaning business opens Jared Martinez announces the opening of his business Fish Window Cleaning, located at 1555 Colorado Highway 3, Suite B.The locally owned and operated business...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Band Wagon Music announces new owner Band Wagon Music was acquired by new owner Thomas Rader in October. Rader moved the 35-year-old musical instrument retail business to its present location at...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Adjusting for austerity

Several downtown Durango retailers said they are stocking their shelves this Christmas season with local shoppers’ changed needs in mind.Just as many local businesses are struggling through the...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Following Madoff’s money connections

NEW YORK – U.S. authorities revealed a deal Tuesday to recover $625 million from a longtime friend of jailed financier Bernard Madoff while a trustee seeking other funds for cheated investors said...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Boot fitting business announces opening Lorain McGlothlin announces the opening of her business, The Boot Mechanic, in the ground level of the parking garage in the Eolus Building at Purgatory at...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Shoppers treat themselves to lattes and lacy bras

NEW YORK – Few companies were clobbered harder than Starbucks in the recession. The coffee chain with outposts on every corner came to represent all that was wrong with American businesses and...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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