business and finance

Stocks post best gain in 2 weeks

NEW YORK – Buyers returned to the stock market Tuesday after deciding the pounding stocks have taken in the last month made them too cheap to resist.The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 322...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Ford, Toyota to work together

DEARBORN, Mich. – A chance meeting in an airport lobby between the top executives of Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. has evolved into a deal between the auto giants to jointly develop a...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

We seem to be adrift in a sea of economic data

Cast your mind back just a couple of decades ago. How much attention was paid to economic minutia? How many of you were aware of weekly jobless claims reports? The core rate of inflation? The...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Business Briefs

Vectra Bank names new market president Vectra Bank Colorado has promoted Travis Craig to the new market president in the Durango branch.Craig started with Vectra in 2005 as a credit analyst in the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Study eyes keys to area’s prosperity

Many La Plata County residents are being priced out of homeownership despite falling prices in an ailing housing market.It’s one of many conclusions reached in the newest draft of the region’s...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Home sales dropped 3.5% in July, hit 2011 low

WASHINGTON – The number of people who bought previously occupied homes dropped in July. The third decline in four months suggests the depressed housing market won’t help the U.S. economy recover...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Car dealers fear a decline in sales

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Jeff Swanson was in the market for a new car just a few weeks ago. Then the stock market went crazy.So Swanson, 25, decided to keep his 10-year-old Pontiac Grand Prix for...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Internships create a win-win

When Roni Shaner goes to college this fall and her professors mention dimensional tolerances or blueprint designs, she will have more than a few textbook pages to supplement her understanding....

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Chamber warns of possible scam Some local businesses have been contacted by a company called Graphics Elite Publications attempting to sell them advertising.The company says it is working with the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Don’t let bias skew advice about business

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal about bias reported financial incentives and personal bias influence the outcomes of medical clinical trials, independent financial auditor relationships...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

379-year-old N.H. farm goes unsold

DOVER, N.H. – It’s a good season for the beloved sweet corn on the 379-year-old Tuttle Farm. It also looks good for the crops that weren’t there a year ago, produced by a group of visiting young...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Merkel, Sarkozy propose eurozone government

PARIS – The leaders of France and Germany called Tuesday for greater economic discipline and unity among European nations but declined to take the expensive financial measures seen by many...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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