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Job openings dip, hires rise in Nov.

WASHINGTON – U.S. employers stepped up their hiring in November but pulled back slightly on the number of jobs they advertised.The mostly favorable report shows companies are gaining more...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Google gets more personal with search results

SAN FRANCISCO – Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information.The additional personal...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Wall Street rises amid European market increase

U.S. stocks rose solidly Tuesday after European markets rallied and corporate bellwether Alcoa predicted stronger demand in 2012. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at its highest level since...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Durango personal trainer relocates business Shannon Rose, who offers personal training services, has moved her business to 128 E. 14th St. in the Riverfront Building. Besides personal training,...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Rate on 30-year mortgage down to 3.91%

WASHINGTON – 2012 looks to be another year of opportunity for the few who can afford to buy or refinance a home. The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell to 3.91 percent this week,...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Best-of-2011 lists rank Durango best in the nation

And the winner is …Durango! It’s not bragging, we’re merely restating the facts. Durango ended up at the top of several lists in 2011, and we’re proud of it.In addition to these overall awards,...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Destination Durango

Buffalo sales stampede

Record-high bison prices are good news for ranchers – if only they had more of the regal beasts to sell.In the topsy-turvy world of bison, consumer demand is outstripping supply. That has the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Holiday discounts crimp retailers’ profits

NEW YORK – The 2011 holiday shopping season will go down in the record books as the year the Grinch stole stores’ profits.Many retailers sacrificed their bottom lines by pushing heavy discounts to...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Travel business opens in Durango Katherine Burgess has announced the formation of a new company – Colorado Travel Connection LLC, Cruises and Safaris.Burgess was the owner and operator of Uptown...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Economic outlook looks familiar

Don’t be fooled by the end-of-year economic optimism that bubbled up in the final weeks of 2011 because all signs point to 2012 being a continuation of the country’s long, slow slog out of the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Mountain Autotech changes location Mountain Autotech owned by Luis Echeverri has moved from 29412 U.S. Highway 160 to 39983 U.S. Highway 160 in Gem Village.Echeverri is a professional mechanic who...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Scientists develop drought-tolerant hay

ALBUQUERQUE – With much of the Southwest struggling with drought, many ranchers and dairy farmers are having difficulty finding enough hay for their livestock. They are faced with tough choices:...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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