business and finance

A liquid quest for renewable power

NEW ORLEANS – The powerful flow of the Mississippi River, which brought destruction to scores living near its flooded banks this spring, is viewed by a new generation of energy entrepreneurs as a...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

401(k) investors await solution for debt ceiling

DES MOINES, Iowa – They have one eye on Washington and the other on Wall Street. Investors are paying close attention because the contentious debate in Congress could have very serious implications...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A home health-care fix that works

When Jeff and Susan Hatfield moved to Durango, their first priority was to find medical care for their baby son, Zane. Zane was born with a chromosomal disorder that left him with disabilities that...

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks miss having worst week in year

A late rally Friday prevented the stock market from having its worst week in nearly a year. Investors seemed to largely ignore the ongoing debate in Washington over raising the country’s borrowing...

DATE: July 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Where’s the beef?

DETROIT – A small herd of cattle from Michigan State University recently was slaughtered with two goals: boosting the amount of locally produced food on campus and creating a system of tracking...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Netflix rates rise up to 60 percent for DVDs, streaming

SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix is raising its prices by as much as 60 percent for millions of subscribers who want to rent DVDs by mail and watch video on the Internet.The company is separating the two...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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