Rocky Mountain reports higher revenue despite sour economy

Durango’s only publicly traded company, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, is weathering one of the nation’s worst recessions well, said company executives.In its quarterly release to investors...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Home grown

DES MOINES, Iowa – Gardens have been named the hottest trend in restaurants this year as more chefs involved with the eat local food movement decide to grow their own tomatoes, herbs and other...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Shoppers may have Christmas power

NEW YORK – The Christmas shopping season doesn’t kick off for another six weeks, but retailers already are signaling they’re prepared to discount aggressively to entice shoppers still skittish...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates fall to decades-low 4.27%

NEW YORK – Rates on 30-year mortgages fell to the lowest level in decades for the ninth time in 12 weeks, pushed down by traders anticipating a move by the Federal Reserve to pump more money into...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow Jones climbs, closes above 11,000

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 11,000 for the first time in five months Friday as hopes built that the Federal Reserve will take more action to get the economy going...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Poor jobs report leaves stocks mixed

NEW YORK – Stocks closed mostly lower Wednesday after a disappointing report on the jobs market renewed concern about the economy. Treasury yields sank to new lows as investors sought safety and...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stonehouse Subs closes after 17 years

Alternately serving as a family residence, a bakery, a veterinarian’s office and a sub sandwich shop, the old stone house on 12th Street now sits vacant.Stonehouse Subs, the building’s most recent...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Bank bailout supporters struggling for re-election

WASHINGTON – The government’s giant bank bailout may well have averted a second Great Depression, economists say, but a lot of voters aren’t buying it. Support for the program is turning into a...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Living without a bank: Fees and confusion galore Bankless

NEW YORK – The nickel-and-diming never stopped.The fees were constant: $28 to cash a paycheck. $1.50 for a money order. A dollar or more every time I swiped the prepaid cash card I bought at the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Gain in services powers stocks; Dow up nearly 200

NEW YORK – Stocks surged to their highest level in five months Tuesday after a measure of the most important driver of the U.S. economy surged ahead in September, a hopeful sign for the country’s...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Grand Junction newspaper ends free online edition

DENVER – The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction, the largest daily newspaper on the Western Slope, has begun charging nonsubscribers for access to its online version as it tries to stop paid...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Sunshine Gardens announces new staff Sunshine Gardens announces that Leigh Parker has been named administrator. Before Sunshine Gardens, Parker was a registered respiratory therapist and has...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business