business and finance

In U.S., two housing markets and two directions

In America, it’s starting to feel as if there are two housing markets. One for the rich and one for everyone else.Consider foreclosure-ravaged Detroit. In the historic Green Acres district, a haven...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

An Arizona family’s adventures in ‘localism’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The first real snag came around Day 120. For four consecutive months, the Levitch family had stuck to their 365-day pledge to “go local” – forgoing Starbucks venti iced teas for...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Insurance broker opens new business Douglas Carmichael announces the opening of his business Core Financial Success/Bella Homes Representatives.Carmichael is an insurance broker and was approached...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

YogaT moves to Smiley Building Steve Ilg, owner and founder of High Performance YogaT announces his relocation to a larger studio.Beginning Sept. 19, Ilg’s classes will still take place in the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

What can you offer?

A city’s downtown area is “very much the heart of a community.”So said Katherine Correll, executive director of Downtown Colorado Inc. That concept is what brought more than 150 government and...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

IMF: Economic outlook is not pretty

WASHINGTON – The world economy has entered a “dangerous new phase,” according to the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. As a result, the international lending organization has...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Santa Fe woman’s salsa spices local shelves

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – There are plenty of people in Santa Fe – not to mention greater Northern New Mexico and probably the vast American Southwest – who make their own salsa. A significant...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

How to be green

As President Obama continues to pound the pavement promoting his new jobs bill, Southwest Colorado Community College is taking on the task of job creation at a local level with a host of training...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Drought-stricken farmers rid cows

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The drought in the Southwest may help 29-year-old Chad Bicker get to his goal of being a full-time farmer and rancher by the time he’s 40.As farmers in Texas and other bone-dry...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Greek debt fix dim; stocks deflate

NEW YORK – Investor optimism faded in a hurry Tuesday after two days of conferences ended with no resolution to Greece’s debt crisis.Stocks erased nearly all of their gains in the last hour of...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Counseling groups for youth available Liza Tregillus, owner of Tregillus Intentional Parenting, “TIP,” announces that she offers youth groups related to identifying future goals and passions,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dividends found in chamber’s data

It might just be Durango’s best-kept business secret.Businesses around the country pay hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars for marketing and mailing lists that aim to reach their target...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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