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SEATTLE – When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Marketing to internship seekers

As the weather warms and college students begin to ponder their summer plans, Fort Lewis College and the Durango Chamber of Commerce are working to promote a new Web page where businesses can post...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Tax presentation to be held March 28 “Tax Talk” will take place at 5:30 p.m. March 28 downstairs at the Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave.Tax professionals from the office of Fredrick Zink &...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Big Visions announces January opening Big Visions LLC announces its opening in January.The business is owned by Sharon Rosenbaum an inventor and patent holder. Veryl Rosenbaum is the research and...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks in the United States down amid China’s concerns

NEW YORK – Stocks closed lower Tuesday for only the second time in two weeks after two reports suggested an economic slowdown in China, where blistering growth over the last three years has helped...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Know what your cash flow is telling you

The term “cash flow” is one of the most misunderstood financial terms. To some extent, this is because there are several definitions. Among the many uses are simple cash flow, operating cash flow,...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Farmers in the Midwest battle it out with activists

MONROE CITY, Mo. – A 2010 ballot initiative to toughen oversight of dog breeders highlighted the rift between Missouri farmers and national animal-rights activists. Two years later, the divide has...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Donate to those in need, and take a vacation

DENVER – Denver entrepreneur Ric Harshman had never heard of Inspirato when the destination travel club put its vacations up for bid at a fundraiser for his granddaughters’ school.After looking at...

DATE: March 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Teacher pensions short on funds

WASHINGTON – As a new generation of teachers replaces retiring baby boomers, financially strapped states face a quandary – what to do about teacher pensions.A majority of states’ teacher retirement...

DATE: March 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

‘Take this job and shove it’

NEW YORKSometimes, giving two weeks’ notice just isn’t enough.The Goldman Sachs muppet manifesto – a departing executive’s lengthy and very public screed against the company’s blind pursuit of...

DATE: March 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Growing La Plata County’s economy

Durango-based Rural Planning Institute, or RPI, has been working with rural counties for 13 years, examining the resource strain new subdivisions or strip malls put on county government versus the...

DATE: March 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Builder commits to energy standards Mantell-Hecathorn Builders announces it is committing to build and label its homes to meet new Energy Star requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection...

DATE: March 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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