business and finance

Stocks mixed as Fed leaves door open for stimulus

NEW YORK – Stocks got a brief bump after word that the Federal Reserve is ready to do more to help the economy, but ended mostly lower Tuesday after the central bank disappointed some investors by...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Fed signals it will take further steps if needed

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve signaled Tuesday that it is worried about the weakness of the recovery and is ready to take further steps to boost the economy if needed.Fed officials said they are...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

If you go

LEAD’s 4th Annual Economic Summit will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Sky Ute Casino and Resort on Colorado Highway 172 in Ignacio. The $15 cost includes breakfast and lunch....

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Corn syrup producers want sweeter name

NEW YORK – The makers of high fructose corn syrup want to sweeten up its image with a new name: corn sugar.The bid to rename the sweetener by the Corn Refiners Association comes as Americans’...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New rules slow drilling pace in Gulf

The drilling moratorium enacted after the BP oil spill applies only to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Yet energy exploration in the Gulf’s shallow waters has come to a virtual standstill as drillers...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Economy spurs business

Uncertainty about the future remains for many potential small-business investors, but the still-depressed economy can be a golden opportunity for someone with a good idea and a prudent business...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Document charts Cuba’s path to economic reform

HAVANA – An internal Communist Party document envisions a radically revamped Cuban economy, with a new tax code, freshly legalized private cooperatives and a state payroll no longer shackled by the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks break four-day winning streak

NEW YORK – A September stock rally faltered Tuesday as worries returned about Europe’s economy.The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index both closed with slight losses,...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Health-care fight looms if GOP wins

WASHINGTON – If you thought passing the health-care overhaul was messy, wait until Republicans try to repeal it if they regain power this fall.It could come down to who blinks first, with some...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Cubs, economy hurt Wrigley rooftops

CHICAGO – The crowded rooftop bleachers overlooking Wrigley Field stand as proof that no matter how badly the Chicago Cubs played, the ballpark simply was not big enough to hold everyone who wanted...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Tractor upgrades reduce farm deaths from rollovers

Dairy farmer Anthony Marco was compressing a long row of chopped hay beneath his tractor two weeks ago, preparing it as winter feed for his cows, when the 4-ton machine suddenly toppled over as he...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Gates, Buffett to sell philanthropy, giving to China’s wealthiest

BEIJING – Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett plan to sell the art of giving to China’s super rich in a visit later this month that’s already sparked some...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business