business and finance

Thrive Coalition to hold monthly meeting

The Thrive Coalition invites community members to their monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, at the Commons Building, 701 Camino Del Rio. The meeting will include a potluck dinner from Thrive’s...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Wells Group to present real estate forecast

The Wells Group will be hosting their 19th Annual Wells Group Real Estate Forecast beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall. Doors open the public at 5:45...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Billionaires are on the hunt for new underground cobalt

A coalition of billionaires led by Bill Gates has thrown its financial weight behind a startup hoping to build a “Google Maps for the earth’s crust” to hunt for new sources of cobalt. The startup,...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Craft brewer teams with marijuana businessmen on THC-infused seltzer water

One of the hottest segments in the beverage industry is the increasing popularity of seltzer waters. Among the fastest growing consumer discretionary sectors is the recreational marijuana industry....

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

11th recreational marijuana shop opens in Durango

The Homestead Dispensary, Durango’s latest recreational marijuana outlet, which opened Nov. 23, is selling marijuana it grows at a related farm in Saguache County. Kwinn Varney, marketing director...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos surveying local businesses beginning in March

The town of Mancos will survey local businesses next week as part of a plan to spur economic growth. Mancos was recently awarded a state grant for the economic growth project and has hired the...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Keeping informed is good business

You’ve heard the adage, “Knowledge is power.” Believe it or not, its origin dates back to 1597 when Sir Francis Bacon coined the phrase and published it in his book, “Meditationes Sacrae and Human...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump

WICHITA, Kan. – The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and a backlash from foreign buyers over President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Bad weather, real estate market chill Home Depot’s sales

ATLANTA – Strains in the nation’s housing sector, coupled with nasty weather across the U.S., took their toll on Home Depot’s sales in the last few months of 2018. And more disconcerting news about...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates level off after three weeks of declines

Buffeted by mixed economic news, mortgage rates stayed put this week. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average was unchanged at 4.35 percent...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Four first-time home-buying mistakes to avoid

Now is a good time for first-time house hunters to prepare for the spring homebuying season. If you’re a novice to the market, you might want to hear from experts on the biggest mistakes first-time...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan Organics selected for $5,000 NextCycle grant

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has chosen nine teams for the Colorado NextCycle program, including San Juan Organics. The nine will each receive a $5,000 business...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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