business and finance

Stocks fall after Ireland downgrade

NEW YORK – Hope that the Federal Reserve might consider more economic stimulus wasn’t enough to keep bad news about Ireland from sinking stocks.Ireland’s government bonds were downgraded by ratings...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Debt crisis spreads to shake Europe’s core

BRUSSELS – The debt crisis shook Europe’s core on Tuesday as market fears grew over the stability of Spain and Italy, forcing a rethink of the currency union’s strategy to restore trust in its...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Downtown: A conspiracy of the right stuff

Most Durangoans probably aren’t aware, but we have our own Joint Chiefs of Stuff. These leaders pass among us without notice, attend meetings in well-lit public places and make important decisions...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

business briefs

Shared Vision adds division Shared Vision Publishing, the parent company of Southwest Arts Programs and the regional quarterly arts magazine Arts Perspective, has added a new division called...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Revenue up at Chocolate Factory

Business remains strong and new stores are opening, but company executives say still-tight credit markets are slowing the growth of Aspen Leaf Yogurt, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s newest...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Computer tricks not tricky for basic repairs

There’s nothing more fulfilling than explaining a complicated computer fix to an audience of admirers at a party. Talk slowly and in a deep voice. Speak knowingly about interrupts, DIMMS, SIMSS and...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Black economic gains reversed in Great Recession

BALTIMORE – Growing up black in the segregated 1960s, Deborah Goldring slept two to a bed, got evicted from apartment after apartment and watched her stepfather climb utility poles to turn their...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s digital datebook

For a town its size, Durango has no lack of social events. Fundraisers, concerts and street fairs can keep a person’s schedule packed to the brim.The difficulty for many people is finding out about...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stores find success by focusing on hunt

Trader Joe’s, the specialty grocery chain, might not have the cheapest toilet paper or the most varieties of ketchup, but it hooks customers with mango butter, chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

First National Bank announces new hire First National Bank of Durango announces the addition of Amelia Jackson, who started June 27.Jackson works at the Bodo Industrial Park office as a personal...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks sink after dismal jobs news

An unexpected drop in hiring put an end to the excitement that had been bubbling up on Wall Street over the last two weeks.Stock indexes fell sharply Friday, erasing most of the week’s gains, after...

DATE: July 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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