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Houston’s businesses inching back to work as waters recede

HOUSTON – Bobby Jucker has had it with hurricanes. In 2008, Hurricane Ike tore the roof off his business, Three Brothers Bakery. Now, he estimates, he’s facing $1 million in damage and lost revenue...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Microsoft says it’s willing to defend its 39 ‘Dreamers’ in court

After the Trump administration announced Tuesday that it would begin to unwind an Obama-era program that shields younger undocumented immigrants from deportation, Microsoft vowed to defend its...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Lego looks wobbly after building itself high

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – For Lego, it’s time to break down the blocks and start again. After building up sales aggressively since a near bankruptcy in 2004 through new ventures like films and new toy...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

La Quinta to host business meeting

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Southwestern Colorado will hold a meeting at noon Sept. 21 at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 125 Mercury Village Drive. The guest speaker will be...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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1304 Apartments help fill gap in affordable units

A new apartment complex on Florida Road has helped alleviate the problem of affordable housing for a select lucky few. The 1304 Apartments on the corner of Florida Road and North College Drive –...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Dolores River Festival boosts economy, analysis says

The 2017 Dolores River Festival attracted a large regional crowd and benefited local shops and hotels, according to an economic analysis conducted by Fort Lewis College business students. The...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Everything you wanted to know about money

I’ve been doing a lot of driving lately. Since I returned to Durango in June, I’ve driven to Minnesota, Denver and Wyoming, where we watched the eclipse. Driving also means listening to podcasts,...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

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Billionaire Warren Buffett says hurricane damage will linger

OMAHA, Neb. – Billionaire Warren Buffett says the storm damage in Texas is staggering, but he isn’t sure yet how much insurance companies will have to pay in claims. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Flood insurance policies plunged before Harvey

WASHINGTON – Houston’s population is growing quickly, but when Harvey hit last weekend there were far fewer homes and other properties in the area with flood insurance than just five years ago,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Zuke’s founder shares challenges at SCAPE’s investor showcase

The founder of Durango company Zuke’s Natural Dog Treats shared personal challenges and encouragement at a showcase for startups held at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday. The Southwest Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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DeLoreans, Rolls-Royces on offer through Airbnb of classic cars

Many Americans dream of driving fabulous, unique, vintage cars. The vast majority of Americans never get to actually do it. Sure, we see them around – I live in Brooklyn and I don’t own a car, but...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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First National Bank of Durango hires three

First National Bank of Durango recently hired three to their staff. Alfreda Greyeyes was hired as a universal banker at the bank’s Bodo office. Greyeyes is from Bloomfield, lived in Durango for 16...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business