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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

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

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