business and finance

Retail sales, jobs send stocks higher

NEW YORK – A rebound in retail sales and strong jobs reports pushed stocks near their highest levels of the year.U.S. retailers had their best June sales results since 1999 as shoppers were lured...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

La Plata Electric announces promotion Veteran Journeyman Lineman Curt Marlatt has been named a serviceman at La Plata Electric Association, based out of the Durango office.A serviceman focuses on...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Airlines to see big fuel-efficiency gains

Planes are being built out of the same lightweight materials used for Formula 1 race cars. Their engines are being redesigned to squeeze more thrust out of every ounce of fuel. And governments are...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Setting gas prices a 24-7 thing

If it seems a bit outrageous that Durango’s gas prices could be 10 or even 20 cents different from those in Bayfield or Ignacio, Sammy Denham will say right away that it’s not.For gas stations,...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Help your teen to manage money wisely

The sooner teenagers begin to learn smart money management, the sooner they can become financially independent adults.Right now, 57 percent of all 20-year-olds are dependent on their families for...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Verizon Wireless nixing unlimited data for newbies

SAN FRANCISCO – Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless carrier, is getting rid of its unlimited data plan for new smartphone customers starting Thursday, shifting instead to limited data...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Rally stalls on Wall Street

NEW YORK – The first week of July is off to a much slower start than the last week of June, when stocks had their biggest gains in two years.Major indexes were mixed for much of the day Tuesday but...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New air-traffic-control system at crossroads

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration is creating a new air-traffic-control system that officials say will be as revolutionary for civil aviation as was the advent of radar six decades...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County offers a full plate for agritourists

Beer, beef, wine, wool, vegetables, viticulture, honey and hops, greens and cheese: The Durango area is steeped in agriculture, delicious cuisine and outstanding microbreweries.To get a taste of...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Destination Durango

Australian firm proposes wells

An Australian mining company hopes to find the salt of the earth in a remote area of Southwest Colorado.Sydney-based Red Metal Limited, through its subsidiary RM Potash, wants to drill exploratory...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Rx pot’s growing pains

A system that mimics daylight illuminates the Lono Ho grow room at the Eagle Nest Wellness Center in Cascade, near Colorado Springs, where cannabis plants as tall as corn stalks are pampered in a...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Dog training academy announces new hire Alpha Canine Academy, 2877 County Road 234, announces Leslie Donohue as agility trainer.Donohue has 13 years of experience training agility, and she is a...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business