business and finance

Economic recovery a kaleidoscope

There are a lot of data to choose from to track how Durango is progressing though the weak recovery from the economic recession. The lodgers tax shows the pulse of the tourism industry, sales-tax...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Revolutionary robots

LOUISVILLE – Chris Rogers is living the dream of men around the world: He’s surrounded by tools, without a boss, making gonzo machines that demolish things and sneak around with cameras.Rogers, a...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Planning for the worst usually for the best

The co-CEO of Italy’s largest chocolate maker died this month in a cycling accident. According to a Wall Street Journal article, this event places a question mark over the future direction of the...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Business Briefs

Hair stylist announces new location Hair stylist Amanda Holt has moved from The Buzz Family Hair Salon to Incognito Hair Salon.Incognito is located in the alley between Main Avenue and East Second...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Consumer Confidence Index rises in April

NEW YORK – Americans’ concerns about jobs and inflation eased somewhat in April, pushing the Consumer Confidence Index higher.The increase comes after an unexpected drop in March. But the measure...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Keep the business model Internet-fresh

My new pink phone chirped, and I looked to see that the call was coming from an old friend. And although I find caller ID a bit creepy, I answered on the third chirp and said, “Hi Tom, how’ve you...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Bank seeks investors for capital

The Pine River Valley Bank, which has been considered a financially troubled institution by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. since last summer, won’t be able to sell its Durango branch to shore...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Turbocharging business

The three-day economic development conference hosted in Durango last week was dubbed a success by organizers and attendees alike.“Everyone we’ve worked with, the entire community, worked very hard...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Auto-repair shop has new ownership Autocrafters of Colorado, 557 Sower Drive in Bayfield, announces new owner Ben Choate.Choate has 10 years of experience in auto repair. Anthony Ludwig is the...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Tech earnings drive stocks up

NEW YORK – Strong earnings from technology companies including Intel Corp. sent stocks sharply higher Wednesday. The Nasdaq composite index had its biggest one-day jump in six months, and the Dow...

DATE: April 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

McDonald’s National Hiring Day draws crowds

McDonald’s Corp. for years has fought back against critics who complain it’s making people fat. On Tuesday, it went on the offense against those who assail it as a lousy place to work.Thousands...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Research groupfinds fossil fuels plays a limited role in West

DENVER – A report Tuesday by a Montana-based research group said the economic impact of the fossil-fuels industry comes from tax revenues, not energy-related jobs for workers who can be transient,...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business