business and finance

Job-seeking boomers tout experience as an asset

Think changing jobs is difficult?It can be even harder if you’re a baby boomer.Although there are federal laws against age discrimination, some employers may be reluctant to hire older workers,...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

State economic growth slowed in the last year

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Growth in Colorado’s economic output slowed last year, but it was still faster than the average, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Disappointing snowfall blamed for 10% drop in Utah skier visits

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah saw a 10 percent dip in skier visits this past season, reaching the lowest number in eight years, Ski Utah officials said Tuesday.The industry marketing group reported 3.8...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks inch higher

NEW YORK – As world leaders searched for a way out of Europe’s mounting debt crisis, U.S. investors moved to the sidelines.The major market indexes closed modestly higher, after wavering between...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

When rumor mill is great for downtown

Don’t we just love it! Call it gossip, talk of the town, the rumor mill …whatever it’s called, it’s a popular pastime, especially in small towns where everybody knows something about somebody...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Spain’s premier calls for bank unity

MADRID – Spain’s prime minister appealed Tuesday for European leaders to push toward greater fiscal unity – a step that would allow its troubled banks to get direct financial help – while a top...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Pine River Bank names chief financial officer Pine River Valley Bank announces Donna M. Johnson has joined the bank as its chief financial officer.Johnson has 32 years of experience in banking and...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. economic outlook darkens

WASHINGTON – Faced with a fizzling job market, many economists have turned more pessimistic and no longer think U.S. economic growth will accelerate later this year. Friday’s surprisingly bleak...

DATE: June 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

A mixed close on Wall Street

Calm returned to the stock market Monday after a spasm of fearful selling last week. Major indexes closed mixed after trading modestly lower for most of the day.The Dow Jones industrial average...

DATE: June 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Leveraging your appeal

DUMONT Facing yet another challenging year for whitewater rafting, two veteran Colorado outfitters have joined forces to create a company that is moving well beyond boats.With its five whitewater...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Obama, Romney gather Web data

NEW YORK – Voters who click on President Barack Obama’s campaign website are likely to start seeing display ads promoting his re-election bid on their Facebook pages and other sites they visit....

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Contracts for homes drop in April

WASHINGTON – A gauge of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in April from nearly a two-year high the previous month.The decline was the biggest in a year. Still, sales are well ahead...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business