business and finance

Obama, Romney gather Web data

NEW YORK – Voters who click on President Barack Obama’s campaign website are likely to start seeing display ads promoting his re-election bid on their Facebook pages and other sites they visit....

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Contracts for homes drop in April

WASHINGTON – A gauge of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in April from nearly a two-year high the previous month.The decline was the biggest in a year. Still, sales are well ahead...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New York City vying to become high-tech hub

NEW YORK – Just as a trench dug in the 1800s created a shortcut to the nation’s interior and helped make New York a global trading hub, the city now is hoping for another “Erie Canal moment” with a...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Counseling intern joins local office The office of licensed psychologist Douglas E. Miller, announces the addition of mental-health counseling intern Jordan Wildman to his practice.Wildman is...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Escalante Financial Services opens Escalante Financial Services announces its opening at 2855 Main Ave., B103.The retirement and financial services business is owned by Cindy McKnight, who has 12...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Dairies fail as milk prices sink

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – The Mac-Laren brothers are third-generation dairy farmers, but they will likely be the last in their family.After working all their lives on the hillside farm in Vermont that...

DATE: May 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Listen carefully before giving advice to others

Patti was getting tired of the complaining.“How should I respond to my co-worker who always says she’s broke – and it’s probably because of overspending?” she asked me.As I thought about Patti’s...

DATE: May 29, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Greek euro exit would halve incomes

ATHENS, Greece – An exit from the euro would see Greeks lose more than half their annual income and prompt a dramatic rise in unemployment and inflation, a report from the country’s largest bank...

DATE: May 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Retail collapse staggers Spain

MADRID – A record drop in retail sales added to Spain’s economic woes on Tuesday as the government struggled to boost market confidence in the crippled banking industry, but skeptical investors...

DATE: May 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

China growth hope pushes stock gains

NEW YORK – The stock market is desperately looking for good news.On Tuesday, oil prices fell, the euro sank to a 22-month low, and the yield on the U.S. government’s 10-year Treasury note fell near...

DATE: May 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Bike-rental business announces opening Durango Bike Rentals announces its opening at 2874 Main Ave.The business is owned by Cindy Whitehead Buccowich, a professional mountain bike racer. Jon...

DATE: May 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Spaaahshop names new masseuse to team The Spaaahshop and Day Spa, 934 Main Ave., announces that Cheryl Pagano has joined its massage team.Pagano has more than 10 years of experience and specializes...

DATE: May 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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