Durango restaurant owner pays the mortgage

Local restaurateur Jean-Pierre Bleger is a free man, at least free of the $1.5 million he owed on his downtown Main Avenue building currently occupied by Jean-Pierre Bakery.Bleger said equity from...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Trout draw world’s financial bigwigs

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – Every August, the world’s financial markets shift their attention from the centers of global commerce – New York, London, Tokyo – to a mountain valley in northwest Wyoming. On...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Utah officials open discussions with outdoor trade group

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah state officials said they have opened discussions with an outdoor-recreation trade group that represents companies such as Patagonia and The North Face after the organization...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

N.M. audit: Scrutinize benefits of tax breaks

SANTA FE, N.M. – Legislative auditors criticized the state for failing to evaluate economic-development incentives properly, estimating that it costs New Mexico taxpayers $31,000 to attract a job...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Program coordinator joins nonprofit team Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Partners announces the addition of Kelsie Borland as program coordinator.Borland grew up in Durango and has a degree in...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

HP, Dell: PC makers need reboot

SAN FRANCISCO – Hewlett-Packard Co. used to be known as a place where innovative thinkers flocked to work on great ideas that opened new frontiers in technology. These days, HP is looking behind...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Ballantine board gains 4 new members

On Friday, four new people joined the nine-member board of directors of Ballantine Communications Inc., The Durango Herald’s parent company.The board members were introduced at a company...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Obama rules would double fuel efficiency

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has finalized new fuel economy rules that would require the fleet-wide average of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. to double during the next 13 years.The...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Samsung retrenches after Apple ruling

SEOUL, South Korea – A U.S. jury’s $1 billion verdict against Samsung for what rival Apple claimed was the illegal copying of its iPhone and iPad designs signals a turning point for the South...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Woodworker opens new art gallery Dave Sronce announces the opening of his business Aspen Heart Turnings. Sronce’s work also is available at the Durango Trading Post, Raven House Gallery in Mancos...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks mixed in thin trading

NEW YORK – Mixed economic data kept the stock market hovering near break-even Tuesday. One report on home prices looked encouraging, and another on consumer confidence was worrisome.House prices...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Calif. slaughterhouse reopens

FRESNO, Calif. – A slaughterhouse at the center of a food-safety and animal-cruelty investigation resumed operations Monday after federal officials approved its plan to improve treatment of...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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