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Face your fears and put your finances in order

When it comes to money matters, do you have your head buried in the sand?Are you pretending that tax time isn’t right around the corner, that you can change your bad habits at a moment’s notice or...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Can we be optimistic yet?

WASHINGTON The U.S. economy is improving faster than economists had expected. They now foresee slightly stronger growth and hiring than they did two months earlier – trends that would help...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

And now for a modest unveiling ...

NEW YORK – Apple is expected to reveal a new iPad model today, with a sharper screen and perhaps an option for faster wireless broadband. The upgrades are relatively minor, but the iPad is secure...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Regional economic outlook a mixed bag, reports show

Local economic development leaders say there are signs that business may improve for local owners this year, despite mixed reports.“I am happy to report that we are seeing a lot of businesses...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

First National Bank announces new hire Steve Scott joined First National Bank of Durango on Feb. 24 in its credit department as a credit analyst. Scott has lived in Colorado for the last 19 years...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow falls more than 200, interrupting 2012 rally

Stocks suffered their biggest losses in three months Tuesday, the first hiccup in a strong and steady rally to start the year. Wall Street worried about the global economy and waited while Greece...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Adding ads to the newsfeed

NEW YORK Messages from brands such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Starbucks may soon be mixed in with your Facebook status updates and baby photos from friends and family.Facebook unveiled new...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Financial professional gains membership Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Marchell Fletcher, owner and primary agent of Greater Southwest, to achieve membership in...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Giving local tourism a push

Tourism is a critical component of Southwest Colorado’s economy. And understanding the trends, programs and plans for tourism around Colorado can ensure local businesses are taking advantage of...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Some not sold on Obama tax pitch

NEW YORK – Last week, President Barack Obama released a proposal to lower the federal corporate tax rate – a move that on its face would seem to be good news for small businesses. But the...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

‘Big check’ may be due for the Navajo Nation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation has sued Urban Outfitters Inc. months after the tribe sent a cease-and-desist letter to the clothing retailer demanding it pull the “Navajo” name from its...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Detroit automakers race to keep up with sales

DETROIT – Auto sales are growing so fast that Detroit can barely keep up.Three years after the U.S. auto industry nearly collapsed, sales of cars and trucks are surging. Sales could exceed 14...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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