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Aaron Renner finishes apprenticeship program La Plata Electric Association’s Aaron Renner has completed the four-year lineman apprenticeship program, earning him the position of journeyman lineman,...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New mine grounds Trinidad

TRINIDAD (AP) The depths of the New Elk Coal Mine near Trinidad are white.The miners who work several thousand feet below the Earth’s surface are dusted in white powder, too. While their noses and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Herald management gains two new people

Relationship-building and online media are among the focuses of two new managers who joined Ballantine Communications Inc. this month. Ken Amundson will be the general manager of the company’s four...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Yergin: Politics threaten energy

NEW YORK – Fears that energy producers will be unable to meet rising global demand have come and gone many times since oil was first drilled in Titusville, Pa., in 1859.They surfaced again earlier...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Holiday gloom: A bad economic mood descends

NEW YORK – Americans say they feel worse about the economy than they have since the depths of the Great Recession. And it’s a bad time for a bad mood because households are starting to make their...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

The unexpected benefits of a bad economy

A volatile stock market, depressed home values, scarce jobs. Right now, you have many reasons to worry about money. But all is not doom and gloom; even these clouds can have a silver lining.Let’s...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Owners click with consumers

Small business owners juggle a lot.There are local, state and federal tax records and filings to be done. Accounting, inventory, board meetings, customer service, advertising and numerous other...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks fall as the hope for Europe debt deal diminishes

NEW YORK – Stocks closed with steep losses Tuesday after disappointing corporate earnings and reports that a key meeting of European financial ministers had been canceled. Assets that tend to hold...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

RSC Equipment announces relocation RSC Equipment Rental announces its new location at 969 Colorado Highway 3.The rental business of industrial, commercial and residential equipment is open from 7...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Consumer Reports pans Ford

DETROIT – Quality should be Job 1 at Ford again.The brand’s ranking fell 10 spots in Consumer Reports’ annual auto reliability survey, hurt by glitchy touch screens and transmissions. It now ranks...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Sales of previously occupied homes fell in Sept.

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes fell in September. Home sales are on pace to match last year’s dismal figures – the worst in 13 years.The National...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Santa Fe woman pursues passion

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP)She’s strong, fantastic and independent. She’s an unconventional businesswoman with an artistic spirit. She’s ageless. She may be 70, but she feels 20. She has carved a niche for...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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