business and finance

Senior citizens are replacing teenagers as fast-food workers

NEW YORK – The sullen teenager grinding through a restaurant shift after school was once a pop culture cliche – as American as curly fries. Nowadays, Brad Hamilton, the teen played by Judge...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Millennials plan to spend big this holiday season ... on their pets

Millennials love their pets, and that love’s showing up on their holiday credit card bills. The much-discussed generation of shoppers, known for their industry-disrupting tastes, will spend heavily...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Marijuana is getting cheaper

DENVER – Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was legalized. Although this implies that...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Survey: Rural economy being hurt by tariffs, low prices

OMAHA, Neb. – For the first time this year, a monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states indicates the regional rural economy is shrinking. The overall index of the Rural...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Even small companies may be able to cut Amazon-like deals

NEW YORK – A company doesn’t need to be as big as Amazon to get a good deal on real estate. Whether a small business wants to buy or rent, it may have leverage with landlords or local governments...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates drop significantly

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates recorded the biggest drop in nearly four years this week but remain much higher than they were a year ago. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Wednesday that...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Purgatory’s Twilight Toys open for business

Twilight Toys opened Saturday, Nov. 17, for the ski season at Purgatory Resort, offering a large selection of puzzles, board games, books and gifts for all ages. The locally owned family business...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Know Your Dough looking for volunteer coordinator

Know Your Dough, a nonprofit providing financial literacy for youth in the local community, is looking for a volunteer coordinator. This volunteer position would assist staff in recruiting and...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

EXIT Realty welcomes Jessie Gregg

EXIT Realty Home & Ranch in Durango welcomes Jessie Gregg as a new real estate professional at the office, 1032 Main Ave. Gregg joins the network of independently owned and operated brokerages...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Chamber Business after Hours Dec. 6

The Durango Chamber of Commerce is holding Business after Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Four Corners Community Bank, 2685 Main Ave. There will be food, drinks and door prizes. Cost...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan County-based recovery project receives award

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado has received a 2018 Aliceann Wohlbruck Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations for the San Juan...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Q&A: Preparing a small business for a possible attack

NEW YORK – News of another mass shooting, including the recent attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, makes many people wonder what they would do if confronted with an active shooter or other...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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