In poll, public opposes stake in ailing firms

By Mark ShermanAssociated Press WriterWASHINGTON - Americans decidedly oppose the government's efforts to save struggling companies by taking ownership stakes even if failure of the businesses...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Automakers tout electric cars

FRANKFURT - The race is on among the world's auto companies to make electric cars go farther on a single charge, bring the price down to compete with gas-powered vehicles and give drivers more...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Winter heating bills forecast to drop

Amid the worst recession since the Great Depression and a year after Wall Street's implosion tanked many 401(k) plans, it looks like consumers finally are set to catch a break: cheap winter heating...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

New Businesses

Dance and yoga program for young children opens Mommy & Me Dance of Durango announces its opening.Program director Michele Rothberg taught dance at The Dance Center. She has years of experience...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Kaiser rosters see big boost

Not that many years ago, people thought of HMOs as the dreaded beasts of health care, linking them to crowded waiting rooms and second-rate medicine.In the mid-1980s and into the 1990s, Kaiser...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Dealing in academics

Mike Tafoya has been training Colorado casino dealers since the first one opened in Cripple Creek. With the opening of his International Casino Academy in Cortez, he is aiming to add more Cortez...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Sale barn celebrates 50th anniversary

Four generations of ranchers after its opening, the Cortez Livestock Auction will celebrate its 50th anniversary this week.Known originally as the Cortez Sale Barn, located off U.S. Highway 491,...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Is economy turning corner? Not quite yet

After a column hiatus, a couple of months in Croatia and a return to classes at Fort Lewis College, I thought I'd be more optimistic.Unfortunately, I have yet to see many promising signs. Sure, you...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Business briefs

Real estate network to meet Sept. 3 The International Real Estate Investors Network will hold its first monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 in the Pine Room at the La Plata County Fairgrounds,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

New businesses

Repair, remodeling business opens Black Diamond Building Services, a new commercial and home-repair business, has opened in Durango.The business performs residential and commercial building system...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

The sweet life

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - From basement to storefront, Adam Kittel turned a hobby of making mead into a Loveland meadery.Kittel opened Bacchus Meadery in downtown Loveland in October 2007, relocating...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Chocolate Factory announces dividend

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory announced a $0.10 cash dividend per share last week.The dividend will be payable Sept. 18 to shareholders of record at the close of business Sept. 8.It will be the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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