Earnings reports push stocks up

NEW YORK – Strong profits from major retailers and an upgrade to Hewlett-Packard helped push stocks higher on Tuesday.Sears Holdings Corp. and Tiffany & Co. raised their earnings forecasts. Sears...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Device allows you to watch live television on the go

NEW YORK – Here in the U.S., consumers have grown used to gadgets that do just about everything: surf the Web, check e-mail, play games, download music and even relay driving directions.But in one...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Company admits wristbands lack science

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Shaquille O’Neal swears by them. The Power Balance bracelet, he says, gives him a competitive edge on the court. It’s no gimmick, he says. It’s for real.It may be for him, but...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Companies hope sourcing will stem illegal honey

FRESNO, Calif. – Honey companies and importers are launching a program in January to try to stop the flow of illegally sourced honey from coming into the country.The True Source Honey Initiative is...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Grants available for event marketing The Durango Business Improvement District announces that it has revised its special event marketing grant program. The program provides nominal grants to...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

The wonders a new ’do can do

Like many nonprofit organizations, the La Plata County Humane Society has spent the bulk of the nation’s worst recession trying to do more without more money to do it.But the organization isn’t...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Cherokee, Apple partner to put language on iPhones

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Nine-year-old Lauren Hummingbird wants a cell phone – and not just any old phone, but an iPhone. Such a request normally would be met with skepticism by her father, Cherokee...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Gadget show to bring fiercer competition to iPad

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple Inc.’s popular iPad is getting its strongest competition thus far as consumer-electronics manufacturers unveil tablet computers with bigger screens, front-facing cameras for...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stock market rally hits a snag

NEW YORK – A rally that pushed stocks up nearly 7 percent in December took a pause Tuesday as traders shrugged off a pickup in factory orders and a sharp rise in monthly sales from General Motors...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Car sales up for 1st time since recession

DETROIT – Auto sales rose in the United States last year for the first time since the recession. They’re still far from what they were just a few years ago – but that’s just fine with the downsized...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Winner of coupon contest announced The Durango Chamber of Commerce announces that Wendy Graham was the winner of the “Be Local” Coupon Book contest.Graham received $100 in Durango Dollars for...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Atlantic City gambles on changes

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Atlantic City could see major changes in 2011 that could help the nation’s second-largest gambling market come back to life after stalling and struggling for four years.By the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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