business and finance

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

Internet links may fuel local economy

Local government and school officials announced Tuesday they expect more than a billion-dollar impact on the Western Slope’s future economic development from plans to run high-speed Internet lines...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Consumer confidence up in Feb., but still below healthful levels

NEW YORK – A private research group says consumer confidence in February rose dramatically from last month to the highest level since a year ago when the U.S. economy’s outlook started to look...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Suds and crafts

Over the holidays, Ska Brewing Co. decided to subtract an ingredient usually inherent in all of its beers: gluten. The brewery ditched grains such as barley and wheat to create a beer with only...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow above 13,000 for first time since crisis

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average on Tuesday reclaimed the last of the ground it held before the carnage of the Great Recession – bailouts, bank failures, layoffs by the millions and a...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Microsoft sees future in Windows 8 amid iPad rise

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft is scrambling to preserve what’s left of its kingdom.Since the company released its Windows operating system in 1985, most of the sequels have been variations on the same...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

First National Bank announces new hire Traci Neil began working at First National Bank of Durango on Feb. 15 in the Contact Center.She was born and raised in Ignacio, and her last job was with New...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Guess what? The trends in economic data show improvement

I hope you are all seated.After months and years of feeling like an Oracle of Doom, I think I have some positives to relay. And I’ve been waiting to wander down from Delphi to spread the good...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Rising sales point to better year for housing

WASHINGTON – The housing market is flashing signs of health ahead of the spring-buying season.Sales of previously occupied homes are at their highest level since May 2010. More first-time buyers...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

In quest for more jobs, some cities will raid neighbors

CORALVILLE, Iowa – When the leaders of this small Iowa city became desperate to land a new department store, they didn’t have to look far: They lured one from the city next door, along with about...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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