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Tips for getting proper customer care that’s helpful

Years ago, I recommended specific computers to readers based on the amount of attention each company paid to tech support. My theory was that most of the top brands were similar electronically. It...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Business Briefs

Ad space available in Relocation Guide The Durango Chamber of Commerce is working on the 2011-12 Community Profile, the chamber’s relocation guide. The chamber has a limited number of advertising...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Internet braces for ‘.Vegas’ and other not-coms

WASHINGTON – Coming soon to the Internet: website addresses that end in “.bank,” “.Vegas” and “.Canon.”The organization that oversees the Internet address system is preparing to open the floodgates...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Put a cork in Internet bubble talk – for now

SAN FRANCISCO – It’s starting to feel like a 1999 flashback. Internet companies – some of them profitable, some not – sense a golden opportunity and are lining up to go public this year.But here’s...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks close mixed despite upbeat economic reports

NEW YORK – Stocks closed mixed Thursday after better-than-expected reports on home building and jobs. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 64 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 11,962. The Dow...

DATE: June 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Greener way to grow pot?

Demand drives innovation. And with an estimated $1.7 billion in annual sales in state-sanctioned markets plus $18 billion in sales on the black market, industry advocates say the marijuana market...

DATE: June 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

For U.S. economy, there’s no time like – time?

WASHINGTON – The best cure for the economy now is time.That’s the overwhelming opinion of leading economists in a new Associated Press survey. They say the Federal Reserve shouldn’t bother trying...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Jump-starting summer

Summer always will be the annual peak for dollars, people and events that fill Durango’s streets, but special events in town during the spring “preseason” have reason to brag as well this year with...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A family picnic, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo style

This is my annual pre-July 4 column to remind folks about Independence Day activities in Durango. Bear with me, and I’ll explain the reference to Yogi and Boo Boo.First, our second-most-asked...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Wall Street reverses lackluster two weeks

NEW YORK – A better-than-expected retail sales report reversed a two-week slump in the stock market Tuesday, sending indexes higher for only the third day this month.The Dow Jones industrial...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

South Texas enjoys boom from oil fracking

COTULLA, Texas – Bill Cotulla’s hand rests on the handle of his great-grandfather’s cane, his gravelly voice recounting the changes in the small town his ancestor founded and named for himself...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Tax seminar to be held for nonprofits, donors A “Nonprofit Taxation: Not an Oxymoron!” seminar will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. June 28 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.This is a...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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