Stocks end Aug. with meager gains

NEW YORK – The stock market ended its worst August since 2001 with meager gains Tuesday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed officials’ increasing concern about the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Purple Haze announces new chef Purple Haze, 117 W. College Drive across from McDonald’s, announces that Don Carlson, formerly of Farquahrts, is its new chef.Carlson left Durango briefly to run a...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

USA Today shaking up staff

SAN FRANCISCO – USA Today, the nation’s second largest newspaper, is making the most dramatic overhaul of its staff in its 28-year history as it de-emphasizes its print edition and ramps up its...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Where are you? A rundown of Facebook’s Places

NEW YORK – Services based on your location, such as Foursquare, are popular in the tech-centric bubbles of Silicon Valley and New York City. But for many people, these services remain odd – and...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Europe Needs You!

LONDON – Sheep shearers for Britain, judo teachers for Spain, goldsmiths for Holland. European nations are finding some surprising gaps in their job markets, and competing to woo the overseas...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Credit card debt falls

NEW YORK – The amount consumers owed on their credit cards in this year’s second quarter dropped to the lowest level in more than eight years as cardholders continued to pay off balances in the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Toyota recalls 1.1M cars

NEW YORK – Toyota recalled 1.13 million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks Thursday because their engines may stall, the latest in a string of quality problems at the Japanese automaker.The...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates hit low of 4.36%

NEW YORK – Mortgage rates fell to the lowest level in decades for the ninth time in 10 weeks, as concerns grow that the economy is weakening.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. looks at Jeep gas tanks

WASHINGTON – U.S. safety officials are investigating whether gas tanks on Jeep Grand Cherokees can cause fires in rear end crashes or rollovers.The preliminary investigation, begun last week by the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Good news pushes stocks up

NEW YORK – Stocks posted big gains after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank was ready to step in if the U.S. economy showed further signs of weakening.Traders were also...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks head higher after four bad days

NEW YORK – It was shaping up to be another crummy day on the stock market Wednesday until investors decided to start looking for beaten-down shares after four consecutive days of declines.The Dow...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Photo sales provoke lawsuit

SAN JOSE, Calif. – A group representing Ansel Adams sued a Fresno man Monday for selling prints and posters under the name of the famed nature photographer, the latest salvo in a dispute about...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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