Stocks rise; Mattel, Coke among earnings winners

NEW YORK – Stronger earnings from Mattel, Coca-Cola and other big companies lifted the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on Tuesday for only the fourth day this month.Mattel jumped 9 percent, more than...

DATE: July 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Yahoo CEO’s pregnancy begs old question

NEW YORK – “Another piece of good news today,” tweeted the expectant mom, announcing to her online followers that she and her husband were awaiting a baby boy.But this wasn’t just any excited...

DATE: July 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Unique inn logs 50 years

BOULDERAsocial worker and a chemist from the East Coast, a 90-year-old building in a tiny mountain settlement and an idea gleaned from a poem.It’s a little surprising 50 years later that a...

DATE: July 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Bernanke: Recession return likely if Congress doesn’t act

WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted a dark picture of where the U.S. economy is headed if Congress fails to reach agreement soon to avert a budget crisis.“It would probably...

DATE: July 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Branch president named at local bank John Dowling, regional president of Bank of Colorado, announces Greg Behn as branch president of the Durango branches.Behn brings more than 22 years of...

DATE: July 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango chocolatier puts freeze on yogurt

After a couple lackluster years, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is refining its business model when it comes to the company’s new frozen yogurt venture.The Durango-based chocolatier is taking a...

DATE: July 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Students create tech adventures at ‘tech camps’

MESA, Ariz. – Want to try skydiving? How about testing your bow-and-arrow skills against a large purple enemy or fighting off zombie heads before they attack you?There are children creating apps...

DATE: July 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

American insurer says no to fracking

ALBANY, N.Y. – Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has become the first major insurance company to say it won’t cover damage related to a natural-gas drilling process that blasts chemical-laden water...

DATE: July 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

First IPOs scheduled since Facebook

NEW YORK – With new public stock offerings for guitar-maker Fender and travel booking website Kayak on deck next week, there are signs demand is starting to grow for IPOs after a five-week freeze...

DATE: July 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Lunch and Learn to be held July 25 The Durango Chamber of Commerce July Lunch & Learn called “Yes!! Homeownership in La Plata County is Possible” will be held at noon July 25 at the First National...

DATE: July 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Tourism finds new leader

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months for Susan Lander since she left her role as executive director of Music in the Mountains after being at the helm for almost 11 years.Since stepping down from...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Montana hospitality inspires chain of themed United Kingdom pubs

MISSOULA, Mont. – When Stonegate Pub Co. Chairman Ian Payne needed a name for the newest chain of bars he was introducing to the United Kingdom, his first thought was of his favorite town in...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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