business and finance

It’s not the iPhone 5, but do we care?

SAN FRANCISCO – To some people, Apple’s new iPhone 4S isn’t the overhaul they have been hoping for. Its model number, which doesn’t include a “5,” stinks of the status quo.That’s ridiculous.Sure,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Gervais & Associates announces promotion Gervais & Associates P.C., CPAs announces that Gail L. Smith, CPA, CVA has been promoted to tax manager.Smith has been with Gervais & Associates since 2004...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Zumba available at new business Zumba Lessons on the Mesa announces its opening at 656 Colorado Highway 172, one mile from Elmore’s Corner.The business is owned by Lee Phillips, who is a licensed...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow average turns positive for 2011

NEW YORK – Stronger retail sales and surging profits from Google sent stocks higher Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average turned positive for the year, and the S&P 500 index had its best week in...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks climb on hopes for Europe debt resolution

NEW YORK – European leaders moved more decisively Wednesday to control the region’s debt crisis and sent stocks sharply higher. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 102 points and closed at its...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Calif. grapes good, but in short supply

FRESNO, Calif. – Imagine preparing a gourmet meal short of key ingredients and you’ll understand California winemaker Jason Haas’ dilemma this year.The one-two wallop of a late freeze and early...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Market ends session mixed

NEW YORK – One of Wall Street’s quietest days in months ended mixed after investors spent the day waiting to see if Slovakia would block an expansion of Europe’s financial-rescue program.Slovakia’s...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Act thoughtfully on what you can control

Anxiety is that range of distress which attends willing what cannot be willed.– Leslie H. FarberFarber’s quotation is another way of stating the advice I learned long ago: “Work on those things you...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Bailout in the hands of Slovakians?

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Slovakia’s Parliament rejected a key eurozone bailout bill Tuesday, threatening European efforts to ease a debt crisis that is threatening the global economy. The vote...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Osteopathic center moves to new location The Osteopathic Center of the Four Corners; Dr. R. Paul Lee and Dr. Michelle Hemingway announce the move to a new location at 801 Florida Road, Suite 11.The...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Federal contracts tougher to get

The Small Business Administration no longer considers La Plata, Montezuma and Archuleta counties to be economically disadvantaged.While that might sound like a good thing, some local businesses say...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Pagosa Springs event brings entrepreneurs

Andrew Dayish is 20 years old and he can already claim the title of chief executive officer emeritus. Now a college student at Utah State University, Dayish helped start Lickity Split Chocolate, a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business