business and finance

‘F’ is for ‘frack’

NEW YORK A different kind of F-word is stirring a linguistic and political debate as controversial as what it defines.The word is “fracking” – as in hydraulic fracturing, a technique long used by...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Obama speech spawns housing arguments

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union speech that he wanted to help struggling homeowners refinance their mortgages. The Republicans who want his job say the government...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Never too early to plan ahead for exiting business

Exit planning is the process of building the value of a business for an ultimate owner exit. Part of the process involves developing a description of the universe of prospective purchasers. Before...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Herald, media company add staff

Ballantine Communications Inc., parent company of The Durango Herald, has made several staffing changes as it continues to reorganize to prepare for the future.Joining the Ballantine Communications...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Personal property declarations mailed Personal property declarations will be mailed soon, and anyone who owns a business or rental personal property including vacation rentals as of Jan. 1 with a...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New laws deter workers

ATLANTA – It’s unclear whether farmers in Georgia and Alabama will face a shortage of workers stemming from tough new laws targeting illegal immigration, but some producers said they have begun...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Bayfield businesses take own approach

Rich and Garry Hillyer have been working at Southwest Ag, their family-owned equipment sale and rental business in Gem Village, for 30 years. But their knowledge about business and...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Colo. drilling advances prompt escalating fight

DENVER – New technology is putting oil and gas drills closer to populated areas than ever before – creating tension in Colorado over who regulates where drilling can and can’t be done.The...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Greece debt talks heat up

ZURICH – The war of words between Europe and private investors heated up Tuesday as talks to reduce Greece’s massive debt burden hit an impasse.While the finance ministers of the countries that use...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Greece worries trigger losses

NEW YORK – Investors on Wall Street fretted Tuesday that a deal to keep Greece from triggering a financial crisis might fall apart, and a slew of corporate earnings reports at home didn’t make them...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Healthy Lifestyle leader to serve again Amita S. Nathwani will continue a second term as executive director of Healthy Lifestyle La Plata, an organization dedicated to healthful eating and active...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers may give up subsidies in return for insurance benefits

WASHINGTON – Colorado farmers stand to lose millions of dollars a year in direct subsidy payments for corn, wheat and soybean crops as part of agriculture reform heading to the U.S. Senate in a...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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