business and finance

Euro 2012 filled with soccer, economic irony

The Euro 2012 Soccer Championship is finishing up the first round of matches. As I am currently teaching in Croatia, I am naturally following the home team as it negotiates its path to the...

DATE: June 19, 2012 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Business Briefs

Pagosa product to appear on HGTV Growing Spaces announces its upcoming appearance on an episode of “My Yard Goes Disney.”The series features families who win a surprise backyard makeover that is...

DATE: June 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Get your book hot off the press with latest self-printing machine

WASHINGTON – Clare Dickens only wanted to share her story to help others. But in the process, she became a successful independent author – with the help of a local bookstore and its instant...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Fewer summer jobs for teens?

WASHINGTON – Once a rite of passage to adulthood, summer jobs for teens are disappearing.Fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold jobs such as running cash registers, mowing lawns or...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Who said art doesn’t pay?

Tourism officials knew Durango’s arts and culture industry was valuable, but now they can put a number to it.Nonprofit arts and culture organizations in the Durango area generate $9 million in...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

2002: One tough year for Fremont County, Colo.

CAÑON CITY – Tourism in Fremont County, and in much of the state, took an economic hit after the Iron Mountain Fire moved fast and furious in the Copper Gulch area after igniting June 2, 2002.The...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

New practice to provide custom orthotics SueB Earl announces the opening of her business, Foot Work, providing custom orthotics.Proper foot alignment has a host of positive effects, including...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Local dog trainers receive certification Alpha Canine Academy, 2877 County Road 234, announces that both Toleda Cluff and Julie Winkelman have earned the advanced certification designation of...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Beat the lines, get a jet

Travel has become more of a hassle in recent years with the Transportation Security Administration, long lines and overbooked flights. Private jets, once seen as a luxury, have become more common...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Verizon’s new price plans

PRICE SHIFT: Verizon Wireless is dropping nearly all of its phone plans in favor of pricing schemes that encourage consumers to connect their nonphone devices, such as tablets and PCs, to Verizon’s...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

America’s use of coal dwindles

NEW YORK – America is shoveling coal to the sidelines.The fuel that powered the United States from the industrial revolution into the iPhone era is being pushed aside as utilities switch to cleaner...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Bill often, early and keep an eye on late payers

Global-information services company Experian recently released a study showing that companies with one to nine employees took the longest to pay their bills in March 2012, an average of more than...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

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