business and finance

Small-business group pans President Obama’s budget

NEW YORK – President Barack Obama’s proposed federal budget is a disappointment to the National Federation of Independent Business. The advocacy group that represents small companies says it leaves...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

It’s a fact: Factory jobs are up

WASHINGTON American factories are humming – and driving the economy forward.Manufacturers have been hiring more consistently than other employers, for jobs with better-than-average pay. They just...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

You may want to keep an eye on your kids’ apps

WASHINGTON – Who is monitoring the apps that kids use on their phones? The U.S. government complained last week that software companies producing games and other mobile applications aren’t telling...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

SCW Art Consulting announces re-hire SCW Art Consulting announced the re-hiring of Sarah Giuliano as project coordinator.After a brief sojourn, Giuliano will continue her work as project...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

That company may be considered smaller

Proposals to open up the federal government’s small-business designation to a larger number of businesses had some local engineering firms worried they suddenly would find themselves competing with...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Saving Greece

BRUSSELS Two steps forward, one step back. So goes the frenzied effort across Europe to bail out Greece and save it from a potentially devastating default on its debts.A meeting of the finance...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Good indicator of local success is endurance

On Sept. 3, Durango will celebrate the 100th anniversary City Charter signing, an act that created the city council-city manager form of local government we have today.For a small frontier town,...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Five states may object to Honda hybrid settlement

SAN DIEGO – A judge Tuesday granted California and four other states more time to consider objecting to a class-action settlement between Honda Motor Co., and car owners over-inflated...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

business briefs

Durango agent receives Realtor award Recently, the National Association of Realtors awarded the status of “Realtor Emeritus” to Mark D. Donahue.To earn this status one must serve more than 40 years...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks stage late rally, finish flat

NEW YORK – The stock market rallied in the last half-hour Tuesday, seizing on reports that suggested the unraveling Greek debt talks might be saved after all. Stocks finished flat after languishing...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Natural-gas firm divides in half

After similar moves by several of the nation’s largest energy companies, Williams natural-gas company has separated from its exploration and production arm. The split, which was finalized at the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Recent profits not what they seem

NEW YORK – Is the great profit engine of corporate America running out of steam?While other parts of the economy struggled the last two years, large companies managed to rack up higher profits...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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