business and finance

Robo-signed mortgage docs date to late 1990s

NEW YORK – Counties across the United States are discovering that illegal or questionable mortgage paperwork is far more widespread than thought, tainting the deeds of tens of thousands of homes...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Top three ways PCs and owners can go wrong

Today’s computing lesson starts on a rented fishing boat on a small lake in Arkansas.I was near the marina when I noticed all the knobs used to adjust the outboard motor had been removed. So I...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Sept. 11 costs haunt U.S. economy

SAN FRANCISCO It took just a few hours for the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center to destroy a symbol of U.S. capitalism. A decade later, the financial damage still ripples through the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Uncle Sam to the rescue

The shaky state of the federal budget didn’t deter 15 local businesses from attending a workshop about writing winning proposals for government contracts Wednesday.Business owners representing...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Retirement investing to be topic of seminar “Top 10 IRA Mistakes: How to Avoid IRS Tax Traps” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 and Sept. 27.The cost is $49, and the enrollment deadline is...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Weak job market plunges stocks

NEW YORK – A dismal jobs report caused stocks to plunge Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 253 points, or 2.2 percent, wiping out its gains for the week. All 30 stocks in the average...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Denver TV station to go off the air

Durango residents fighting to get Denver television received another blow with a Denver television station being dropped by Optimum, previously known as Bresnan Communications.KCNC, Channel 16, was...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

AT&T abandons its push for Hermosa Cliffs cell tower

Communications giant AT&T won’t press ahead with its application for a 195-foot tall cell tower in front of the scenic Hermosa Cliffs north of Durango.“We got a call yesterday from Bill Soards,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

For cattle, this ain’t no Texas

As fall begins to creep into the high country, ranchers will soon begin collecting their cattle for the winter. Inevitably, some animals will not make the return trip, having succumbed to...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Be the BOSS

Starting a new business can be risky. But some local entrepreneurs say a low-cost workshop offered by the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center can make a big difference in getting a...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Norway’s oil a blessing during economic gloom

OSLO, Norway – While much of Europe is pinching pennies to pay its way out of the debt crisis, Norway has been awash with cash and is set to get more. Two major oil finds are revitalizing the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Protect aging parents: Listen, question, act

In the wake of the recession, fear and desperation are making seniors more vulnerable to financial predators than ever.Sixty-one percent of senior citizens say they worry about running out of money...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

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