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Ross McDermott joins First National Bank The First National Bank of Durango has announced the addition of Ross McDermott. He started Aug. 6 as a credit analyst.McDermott is a native of the...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Power-saving can help you achieve financial security

Who doesn’t want to be free of having to work?If you’re like me, the dream of reaching the point of not having to work crosses your mind weekly – and on some Mondays, multiple times.The amount of...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Feds, university test cars that communicate

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – In a few weeks, about 2,800 cars, trucks and buses will start talking to each other on the streets of Ann Arbor, Mich., in a giant experiment that government officials think will...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Epic iPhone technology trial wraps up

SAN JOSE, Calif. – A lawyer for Apple said Tuesday that Samsung was having a “crisis of design” after the launch of the iPhone, and executives with the South Korean company were determined to...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business briefs

Accountant Brad Wolter passes CPA exam Tafoya Barrett and Associates PC announces that Brad Wolter has passed the CPA exam. Wolter has been with the firm since 2005 as a tax accountant. He provides...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Ikea to launch budget hotel chain in Europe

STOCKHOLM – Best known for its budget flat-pack furniture, Scandinavian retailer Ikea is planning to launch a chain of budget hotels in Europe.The property division of Inter Ikea – the company that...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Extreme summer weather calls for Plan B

NEW YORK – This summer, many small businesses that depend on high temperatures got more than they bargained for.Across the nation, July was the hottest month ever in the continental U.S., according...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

CEOs paid more than U.S. taxes are

NEW YORK – Twenty-six big U.S. companies paid their CEOs more last year than they paid the federal government in taxes, according to a study released last week by a liberal-leaning think tank.The...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Would you pay to use your credit card?

Processing fees for debit- and credit-card transactions have long been a bane for merchants. But businesses know it’s an unavoidable cost to keep customers coming back.“If you don’t (accept cards),...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Enterprise zones being studied

The Enterprise Zone state tax credit survived a bill last year that would have killed it, but the program is not out of the woods yet.A state House bill has created the Enterprise Zone Task Force...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks lose steam after confusing economic reports

NEW YORK – Shoppers are starting to spend, but business owners aren’t so sure their customers will keep coming back.These conflicting signals confused investors, who first bought stocks and then...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Boom for some, bust for others

WOODWARD, Okla. – The local prison is so short on guards that inmates can sometimes just walk away. A gas station barely has enough cashiers to keep up with the trucks filling the parking lot. And...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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