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David Smiley passes examination David Smiley, CFP, financial planner at Oxford Asset Management, has met the experience and ethical requirements of the Certified Financial Planner Board of...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Sleep with your iPhone? You’re not alone

NEW YORK – You gave it a pet name. It knows more about you than your mother does. Sometimes you even sleep with it. In fact, you’re so attached to it that being separated for a few minutes could...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Washington pols’ economic IQ not genius-level

In Washington, Congress and the president continue to play politics over the debt with scant knowledge of actual economics.This whole debt debate appears to exist solely to divert our attention...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Low taxes, high health costs make choices tough

WASHINGTON – Wealthy countries are dealing with debts and strained budgets as they mop up after the Great Recession and brace for the budget-busting retirement of the baby boomer generation.But the...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Window film business announces opening SunGlo Window Films announces the opening of its Durango office, which will serve the Four Corners.SunGlo offers an extensive line of high-performance and...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Minn. congressman urges dairy subsidy reforms

MILWAUKEE – When milk prices plummeted in 2009, wiping out years of savings and causing hundreds of dairy farms to go under, struggling farmers pleaded for the government to do something to help...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

What to do when PCs lose touch with the world

Internet access is dependable these days compared with just a few years ago. But on those rare occasions when our computers lose touch with the outside world, I learn all over again how dependent...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

iFraud: Apple stores faked

BEIJING – It looks almost exactly like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company’s logo chat with customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang on the white walls....

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Tech earnings help stocks end week with solid gain

A big earnings miss from Caterpillar on Friday wasn’t enough to derail a rally that pushed the stock market up 2 percent for the week. Caterpillar Inc. fell nearly 6 percent after the heavy...

DATE: July 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Opportunities, advice for her

Women, listen up, because the government wants (and needs) your business.Beginning in April, the federal government implemented a new program through the Small Business Administration that sets...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Debt-limit proposal, profits boost stocks

NEW YORK – Strong profits and a bipartisan plan to lift the U.S. debt limit drove a stock market rebound Tuesday.Stock indexes rose after Coca-Cola, IBM and other companies reported better...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Threatened by the iPad, PCs starting to look like tablets

NEW YORK – The response by computer makers to the iPad stealing sales from them: Make their PCs more like iPads.The “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” strategy” is prompting a wave of...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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