business and finance

New laws deter workers

ATLANTA – It’s unclear whether farmers in Georgia and Alabama will face a shortage of workers stemming from tough new laws targeting illegal immigration, but some producers said they have begun...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Bayfield businesses take own approach

Rich and Garry Hillyer have been working at Southwest Ag, their family-owned equipment sale and rental business in Gem Village, for 30 years. But their knowledge about business and...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Colo. drilling advances prompt escalating fight

DENVER – New technology is putting oil and gas drills closer to populated areas than ever before – creating tension in Colorado over who regulates where drilling can and can’t be done.The...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Greece debt talks heat up

ZURICH – The war of words between Europe and private investors heated up Tuesday as talks to reduce Greece’s massive debt burden hit an impasse.While the finance ministers of the countries that use...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Greece worries trigger losses

NEW YORK – Investors on Wall Street fretted Tuesday that a deal to keep Greece from triggering a financial crisis might fall apart, and a slew of corporate earnings reports at home didn’t make them...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Healthy Lifestyle leader to serve again Amita S. Nathwani will continue a second term as executive director of Healthy Lifestyle La Plata, an organization dedicated to healthful eating and active...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers may give up subsidies in return for insurance benefits

WASHINGTON – Colorado farmers stand to lose millions of dollars a year in direct subsidy payments for corn, wheat and soybean crops as part of agriculture reform heading to the U.S. Senate in a...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Try to imagine a world without the Internet

WASHINGTON – If a day without Wikipedia was a bother, think bigger. In this plugged-in world, we would barely be able to cope if the entire Internet went down in a city, state or country for a day...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Laura Marchino named association chairwoman Laura Lewis Marchino, the assistant director of the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, was re-elected chairwoman of the...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Supervised weight-loss program opens Sue Harris-Kohlhardt has opened Healthy Directions, formally known as Health & Nutrition Technology, a comprehensive medically supervised weight-loss...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Working to improve youths

While unemployment numbers regularly make headlines, it's time for joblessness among youths to get more of the spotlight and the resources, according to the regional youth council associated with...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Average vehicle age hits record

DETROIT – That clunker in America’s driveway has reached a record old age, but there are signs that people may be growing confident enough in the economy to get a whiff of that fresh, new-car scent...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business