business and finance

Beat the lines, get a jet

Travel has become more of a hassle in recent years with the Transportation Security Administration, long lines and overbooked flights. Private jets, once seen as a luxury, have become more common...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Verizon’s new price plans

PRICE SHIFT: Verizon Wireless is dropping nearly all of its phone plans in favor of pricing schemes that encourage consumers to connect their nonphone devices, such as tablets and PCs, to Verizon’s...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

America’s use of coal dwindles

NEW YORK – America is shoveling coal to the sidelines.The fuel that powered the United States from the industrial revolution into the iPhone era is being pushed aside as utilities switch to cleaner...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Bill often, early and keep an eye on late payers

Global-information services company Experian recently released a study showing that companies with one to nine employees took the longest to pay their bills in March 2012, an average of more than...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Verizon to adopt new shared-pricing scheme

NEW YORK – Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest cellphone company, is dropping nearly all of its phone plans in favor of pricing schemes that encourage consumers to connect their non-phone...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Hope for Fed help to send stocks up

NEW YORK – Stocks staged one of their strongest rallies of the year Tuesday, erasing a big decline from the day before, after a Federal Reserve official said he supported more measures to stimulate...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Forest Service awards stewardship contract The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a long-term stewardship contract to J.R. Ford of Pagosa Springs (doing business as Pagosa Cattle Co.), for removal of...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

MF Global trustee may sue former governor

NEW YORK – Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine could face a lawsuit from the trustee trying to recover $1.6 billion in customer money from the collapse of the brokerage MF Global.James Giddens, the...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New buzz in town

NEW YORK An iconic hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan is buzzing with thousands of tiny new visitors. But watch out: They’ll sting if you get too close.Honeybees have taken up residence at the...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College embraces mighty peaks

It’s difficult to go anywhere on Fort Lewis College’s campus and not notice the mountains rising up in every direction. And now, rather than playing down that scenery in its marketing efforts, the...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Obama running out of options

WASHINGTON – In the wake of an alarmingly weak jobs report last week, President Barack Obama and lawmakers in both parties find themselves possessing few if any realistic options for jolting the...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Stacey Mathews opens Advantage Design Stacey Mathews has announced the opening of Advantage Design in Durango.Mathews has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. She has created collateral for a...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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