business and finance

Architects find home in 1100 block of Main

The transformation of the 1100 block of Main Avenue continues, with an architectural firm planning to move into space formerly occupied by Durango Dance in early March. Steve Gates, principal owner...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New year and new focus on North Main District

The Durango Business Improvement District enters 2019 with a new focus on an emerging part of our local economy, the North Main District. BID has several projects in the works for property and...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

The Trump factor

NEW YORK – Americans are more worried now about their financial futures – including their paychecks, stock portfolios and home values – than at just about any point since Donald Trump was elected...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Airbnb says it made a profit again in 2018

NEW YORK – Airbnb Inc. said it made money for a second straight year, based on a common measure that excludes some expenses, as the online home-rental service prepares for an initial public...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Walgreens teams with Microsoft to battle Amazon

Walgreens Boots Alliance is teaming with Microsoft to design “digital health corners” for its stores as both companies battle an ever-expanding Amazon.com. For Walgreens, the pharmacy giant must...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Walmart to stop accepting CVS prescription coverage

NEW YORK – Walmart said Tuesday that it would no longer honor prescription drug coverage from CVS Health, leaving large numbers of Walmart customers searching for a new pharmacist and amplifying...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

What the government shutdown means for your mortgage

NEW YORK (AP) – The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates hold steady

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates held steady this week, after falling for six straight weeks to reach their lowest levels in nine months. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Homebuilder sentiment rises from lowest level since 2015

NEW YORK – Sentiment among U.S. homebuilders rose for the first time in three months amid a decline in borrowing costs, a sign that housing may stabilize in the year ahead even as the industry...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

December’s 3.5% unemployment caps strong 2018 for Colorado jobs

It was an extraordinary run for Colorado’s labor market in 2018. Unemployment hovered around 3 percent for the whole year, with 75,400 new jobs and substantial wage growth. The unemployment rate...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Learn about sitting smart at work

Absolute Physical Therapy and Wellness will present a workshop Wednesday about proper posture to protect a worker’s back from strains and aches in all work environments involving either sedentary...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Jan. 29 is National Plan for Vacation Day

When was the last time you took a vacation? If you can’t recall, you’re likely part of the majority of Americans (52 percent) who forfeit well-deserved time off from work each year. According to...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

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