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RSC Equipment announces relocation RSC Equipment Rental announces its new location at 969 Colorado Highway 3.The rental business of industrial, commercial and residential equipment is open from 7...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Consumer Reports pans Ford

DETROIT – Quality should be Job 1 at Ford again.The brand’s ranking fell 10 spots in Consumer Reports’ annual auto reliability survey, hurt by glitchy touch screens and transmissions. It now ranks...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Sales of previously occupied homes fell in Sept.

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes fell in September. Home sales are on pace to match last year’s dismal figures – the worst in 13 years.The National...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Santa Fe woman pursues passion

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP)She’s strong, fantastic and independent. She’s an unconventional businesswoman with an artistic spirit. She’s ageless. She may be 70, but she feels 20. She has carved a niche for...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Boot Mechanic opens for the ski season The Boot Mechanic is open for the winter season in Pine Needle Mountaineering, 835 Main Ave.To make an appointment, call 759-0915.Shaina Forbush moves to...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

County’s technology message all mixed up

IGNACIO – When it comes to creating good-paying tech jobs, La Plata County is sending a mixed message, a panel of area technology consultants and executives say.One local technology marketing...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Economic Summit builds on past, adapts for future

IGNACIO – More than 230 business professionals from La Plata County and the region filled the Sky Ute Casino and Resort in Ignacio this week for the fifth annual Economic Summit.It was the first...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Apple’s earnings miss drags tech stocks lower

NEW YORK – A rare earnings miss by Apple pulled down technology stocks Wednesday. Broad market indexes turned lower in late-afternoon trading on reports of an impasse in talks to resolve Europe’s...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Lure them with the great outdoors

Trail races, snow-sport competitions and agritourism events are some of the best ways to attract more visitors to Durango, according to a new report measuring the potential of the city’s...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Great Recession leaves an ugly jobs picture

A recent short paper sponsored by the Levy Institute at Bard College called “Not Your Father’s Recession” demonstrates that the current recession is very deep and unusual in modern economic...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | COLUMN: Our Economy

New normal: Higher bank fees here to stay

NEW YORK – Higher bank fees are here to stay.The latest third-quarter earnings reports from this week confirm that banks are struggling to make money the old-fashioned way, by lending money to...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks up after Euro progress

NEW YORK – Stocks rallied Tuesday on reports that Germany and France are moving closer to finding a fix for the European debt crisis.The Guardian newspaper reported that France and Germany have...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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