Stocks soar on best day of year

NEW YORK – Bank stocks turbocharged a rally across the financial markets Tuesday, and all three major stock indexes posted their biggest gains of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 218...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Edible packaging

GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. Turns out that mushrooms – great in soups and salads – also make decent packaging material.Mushrooms are a key ingredient in the pale, soft blocks produced by the thousands in an...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Mergers help Colo. hospitals achieve profits

There really isn’t a middle ground for the hospital business in Colorado. Hospitals are either reporting strong profit margins or struggling to scrape by, according to a recently released report.To...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

RE/MAX Pinnacle announces new agent Linda Buzzalini has joined RE/MAX Pinnacle in Durango.Formerly of The Wells Group, Buzzalini offers personalized realty services and consultation to buyers and...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Average rate on 30-year mortgage dips to 3.88%

WASHINGTON – Fixed-rate mortgages remain a bargain at the start of the spring-buying season: The average rate on the 30-year mortgage dipped this week, while the 15-year loan fell to a new record...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Navajos look to invest in grid project

ALBUQUERQUE – A $1.5 billion effort to link the United States’ three major electricity grids has caught the attention of one of the country’s largest Native American tribes as it looks to enter the...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Tourism summit will offer chance to brainstorm

Tourism is one of the cornerstones of Southwest Colorado’s economy, and it will take the spotlight April 5-6 at the Inaugural Southwest Tourism Summit: The Source.The idea was proposed by Carrie...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | COLUMN: Destination Durango

Now more space to put more of your stuff

MINNEAPOLIS – Fliers can stop sharpening their elbows. Overhead bins are getting bigger.Packed planes and a high volume of carry-ons are forcing airlines to expand the space above passenger’s...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Appointments made to boards, commissions The La Plata County Board of County Commissioners announce these appointments to La Plata County boards and commissions, effective during the first quarter...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Mexican Tile Designs announces its opening Mexican Tile Designs LLC announces its opening at 700 East Second Ave., inside Artesanos Design Collection.The business is owned by Andy Kayner and Rich...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

What makes the iPad so cool?

NEW YORK – Apple certainly has lots of buzz and corporate caché behind its products, but there’s a hidden – almost mundane – reason its newest iPad is likely to dominate the competition: the...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Face your fears and put your finances in order

When it comes to money matters, do you have your head buried in the sand?Are you pretending that tax time isn’t right around the corner, that you can change your bad habits at a moment’s notice or...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

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