business and finance

Geeks offered industrial-strength toys

SAN FRANCISCO – In the tech-obsessed South of Market neighborhood that digital sensations like Twitter and Zynga call home, a newfangled workshop for would-be inventors blends a startup sensibility...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Market gains as news not as bad as feared

NEW YORK – Stocks finished broadly higher Tuesday after consumer confidence fell less than some analysts had feared. All 10 company groups that make up the S&P 500 index rose by more than 0.3...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Inflation worries pushing consumer confidence lower

NEW YORK – Rising prices at the gas pump and in grocery aisles are starting to crimp shoppers’ outlook. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index fell sharply from a three-year high in...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Bartenders to pour for Durango Diplomats The Red Snapper, 144 E. Ninth St., will present guest bartenders pouring for the Durango Diplomats from 5 to 7 p.m. today.Proceeds will benefit the Durango...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Fed to name banks that drew loans

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve plans to release documents today identifying banks that received Fed loans to survive the financial crisis.The central bank is being forced to take the action...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango seeks to lure summer visitors

With spring break visitors headed home, Durango’s tourism industry has turned its attention to summer with some new and renewed strategies to attract out-of-towners to Southwest Colorado.A focus on...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Therapist offers mobile massage Lotus Mobile Massage announces its opening at 328 Jenkins Ranch Road.Charlotte Lenssen is the owner of the massage and health business. Lenssen is a licensed massage...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. economy faces challenges after growth in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON – Consumers helped boost economic growth in the final months of last year, but higher oil prices are threatening to steal some of that momentum this year.More expensive gas will dampen...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Realtors to hold networking event The Durango Area Association of Realtors will hold “Spring Into Action” from 5 to 7 p.m. April 7 downstairs at the Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave.This is the annual...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

BID wants your ideas

Recent months and years have brought changes big and small to downtown Durango. But the special taxing district in place since the late 1990s – which works to keep downtown and its businesses...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Earnings news gives stocks boost

NEW YORK – Stronger corporate earnings and signs of a stronger job market lifted stocks Thursday. Software company Red Hat Inc., chip maker Micron Technology Inc. and Chef Boyardee maker ConAgra...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A gift for gabbing in geek

The Durango Tech club’s morning get-together started out simple enough with basic introductions and talk of a show-and-tell time. But when the discussion turned to bandwidth, HTML and mobile...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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