business and finance

Durango marketing gold: A good word

Any fan of AMC’s Mad Men can tell you that advertising is a cutthroat industry of big bucks and flashy slogans, and even small-town Durango’s local businesses must constantly battle to adapt their...

DATE: May 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Why they call it ‘pink slime’

NEW YORK – “Pink slime” was almost “pink paste” or “pink goo.”The microbiologist who coined the term for lean finely textured beef ran through a few iterations in his head before pressing send on...

DATE: May 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

LPEA newsletter receives recognition La Plata Electric Association has been honored for newsletter excellence by the Colorado Rural Electric Association for its publication Watt’s Up included in...

DATE: May 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

A late slide erases stock market gains

NEW YORK – Just how nervous are investors about Greece? All it took to derail a day of stock market gains was a headline saying that the country was preparing to leave the euro, an outcome many...

DATE: May 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Say what? The odyssey of Kraft’s new name

NEW YORK – “MONDEWHAAAAT?”The sarcasm was palpable in the one-word headline that appeared in The New York Post on the day after Kraft Foods revealed that it planned to name its new global snack...

DATE: May 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Rules and risks: Tricky duo in sports, finance

The death of retired football player Junior Seau begs several questions about rules and regulations.It has been suggested that the reason for his suicide stemmed from the numerous concussions he...

DATE: May 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Chinatown ponders future with Walmart in it

LOS ANGELES – On the surface, a big Walmart store might seem out of place in the midst of the old-fashioned curio shops, the little dim-sum eateries and the colorful lanterns and pagodas that make...

DATE: May 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Border states vying for jobs

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The states of Missouri and Kansas are divided here only by the yellow stripe of State Line Road. It’s a single community, but the division is sharp when it comes to the...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Durango hotel slated for summer 2013

The Durango economy is looking up, and a new hotel will be built in Bodo Industrial Park to help accommodate a rising number of tourists.A Homewood Suites hotel by Hilton will go up in front of...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango on the front lines of tourism

The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Tourism Week, a tradition established by the Congress and first celebrated in 1984.Local events are hosted in cities, states and travel...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | COLUMN: Destination Durango

Cattle prices jump as Texas recovers from ’11 drought

FRANKSTON, Texas – A cow runs circles in a small pen, her baby close by her side. Ranchers, their brows wrinkled, scribble in a glossy catalog while high on a podium the auctioneer slams his gavel,...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Library to offer business programs The Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., will celebrate National Small Business Week from today to Saturday with these activities:Information about...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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