business and finance

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

Business Briefs

Leavitt Group announces new hire Leavitt Group Four Corners Insurance Agency announces the hiring of Amie McAteer as a licensed insurance agent specializing in personal accounts.McAteer has more...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Smart investing in an uncertain stock market

By Richard GoreInvesting your hard-earned money in the stock market is, to some extent, a gamble. We buy stock, bonds or some other investment with the goal of increasing our wealth. However, there...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2012 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Report: Drought worsens in U.S.

ST. LOUIS – The Plains states where the production of corn and soybeans is key are being hit harder by excessive drought conditions in the wake of the hottest month on record in the continental...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

City of Durango up to challenge of Pro Challenge

Hopefully by now, you have heard of a bicycle race occurring in Durango on Aug. 20. Our city was fortunate to be selected as the start city for the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.This race has been...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2012 | COLUMN: Destination Durango

Ranchers seek pause in ethanol production

WASHINGTON – Livestock farmers and ranchers seeing their feed costs rise because of the worst drought in a quarter-century are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency waive production...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Finances, election worry boomers, retirees

DENVER – The economic downturn of the last few years is causing stresses for an unusual group of Coloradans. A new survey from AARP finds that baby boomers and retirees are worried about their...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Canadian fishermen mad about Maine lobsters

PORTLAND, Maine – Tensions between lobstermen in Maine and Canada are boiling over in a dispute caused not by too few lobsters, but by too many. A huge and potentially record-breaking haul of...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Google to add Gmail to search results

SAN FRANCISCO – Google is creating an information bridge between its influential Internet search engine and its widely used Gmail service in its latest attempt to deliver more personal responses...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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