business and finance

Buying local products only half the equation

Like many of us, our family prefers to keep our dollars in La Plata County, so we make a conscious effort to Buy Local as often as possible.It feels good knowing the purchases we make are...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Local distillers quench big thirsts

After six years and hundreds of hours distilling vodka, gin, bourbon and brandy, Rory Donovan finally feels comfortable calling Palisade-based Peach Street Distillers a successful business. Donovan...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Eurozone ministers approve $10.7 billion loan for Greece

BRUSSELS – Eurozone ministers threw a lifeline to Greece on Tuesday as they scrambled to prevent financial chaos from spreading further and driving Europe’s common euro currency into a catastrophic...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Physical therapist receives certification Paige Kramer, physical therapy assistant and personal trainer with Quantified Performance, has recently completed the Functional Movement Screen Level 1...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Confidence index, Europe send stocks mostly higher

NEW YORK – A jump in U.S. consumer confidence sent stocks modestly higher Tuesday. Investors were also encouraged by new efforts from European leaders to find more aggressive cures for the region’s...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Max Scholfield opens financial practice Max Scholfield has established an independent financial services practice and has selected First Allied Securities Inc. as his broker/dealer.Licensed as a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

American Airlines users can still fly

NEW YORK – For most of the 240,000 passengers who fly American Airlines each day, the airline’s bankruptcy filing should have little noticeable impact.American continues to operate flights, honor...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

‘Your Ad Here’

CHICAGO – Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago’s most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed “a visual crime” and “commercial graffiti,” are reviving a debate about...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Noel night to return to Main Ave.

For many big retailers, Black Friday is a critical piece of the annual profit puzzle. But for merchants in downtown Durango, Black Friday doesn’t even scratch the surface of what Noel Night means...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

The tablet goes mainstream

SAN FRANCISCOTis the season of the tablet.Despite the gloomy economy, shoppers are expected to shell out for tablet computers this December, making them about as popular as candy canes and...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Counseling office opens for adults and seniors Debbie Williams, M.A., announces the opening of her counseling practice in SkyRidge. She offers counseling for adults and seniors. Williams earned her...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Gervais & Associates announces new hire Gervais & Associates announces that Rachel A. Bell, certified public accountant, has joined the firm. Bell is an accounting professional with 11 years of...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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