business and finance

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

The long-term unemployed face dire situation

The memory stings even now for Jon Creek, all these years after the job interview.He’d applied to be a bookkeeper at a property-management company when one of the owners caught him off guard: “He...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Blue Ribbon Properties hires new agent Claudia Williams, Blue Ribbon Properties, welcomes Kurt Gerlach to its professional team.Gerlach was raised in the Adirondack Mountains and has been in...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

App yourself into a new software job

SAN FRANCISCO – Looking for a promising career in a lousy economy? A new study suggests you’re apt to find it in apps – the services and tools built to run on smartphones, computer tablets and...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Chained to the road

Every now and again, the passengers push the bus. (Or at least they try to.)Montezuma County resident and former Durangoan Dick Sandlin has had his share of memorable moments in the 25 years-plus...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stop ‘financial flu’ from spreading around workplace

Attention, business owners: When your employees call in sick, they may have a case of the financial flu.This illness can strike young and old workers because financial stress is widespread across...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Greece near cutting its debt; stocks resume steady climb

NEW YORK – Stocks resumed their slow but steady climb Tuesday as Greece appeared close to announcing a deal with creditors to cut its debt. The Dow Jones industrial average ended at its highest...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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