business and finance

A new welcoming for our visitors?

After years of initial talks between the college, downtown and tourism officials about a downtown visitors center to advertise Durango’s and Fort Lewis College’s offerings, plans are in the works...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

S&P begins exercising power in Europe

NEW YORK – Until this week, the fate of Europe seemed to hang on the decisions of three power brokers – the president of France, the chancellor of Germany and the head of the European Central...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow ends up 52 on hopes for wider bailout powers

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 52 points after a report that European leaders are considering more aggressive programs to bail out weaker countries in the region.Broader...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Osteopathic Center to hold open house The Osteopathic Center of the Four Corners, Dr. Paul Lee and Dr. Michelle Hemingway will host an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15 to celebrate the new...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Divisions between 17 European nations threaten solution

BERLIN – Plans by France and Germany to save the euro through closer European unity faced a serious challenge Tuesday from Britain, as deep divisions emerged between the 17 EU nations that use the...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Home market held back by first-time buyers

WASHINGTON – This should be a great time to buy a first home. Prices have sunk to 2002 levels. Sellers are waiting anxiously as homes languish on the market. Mortgage rates are their lowest...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Chamber of Commerce to hold orientation The Durango Chamber of Commerce will hold an orientation event from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Europeans face choice: Unite or divide

BRUSSELS – The European Union rose from the ashes of World War II, a conflagration that pitted the continent’s great powers against each other and left scars on the land and the mind alike. And...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Pursuing their passions

Probably only a few of the customers who browse through Pete Barszcz’s handmade cabinet knobs and pulls know where those wares come from: a small workshop on the side of a dirt road in the middle...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Chilly November? Not for boosted American car sales

DETROIT – People are finally replacing the cars and trucks they held on to during the economic slump, giving a big boost to U.S. auto sales in November.Chrysler, Ford, Nissan and Hyundai were among...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Go ahead, raise prices

NEW YORK – The way Americans are chomping Big Macs, lacing up pricey sneakers and gulping peppermint mochas in this economy, you’d think they’re taking advantage of big holiday discounts. The truth...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Americans’ economic confidence is growing

NEW YORK – Americans’ confidence in the economy in November bounced back to its highest level since July, the latest sign that consumers are beginning to feel more cheerful about spending during...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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