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Mortgage brokerage announces new hire Erin White Sinberg has joined Sinberg Capital Lending LLC, a mortgage brokerage firm in Durango.Sinberg has lived in Durango since 1993 and has worked in...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Greek news sends stocks up a 4th day

NEW YORK – Stocks rose for a fourth consecutive day Tuesday on hopes that a vote of confidence in the Greek government will help the country avoid a default.The vote was expected late Tuesday. A...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Railroads threatened with lawsuit

LOS ANGELES – An environmental group threatened to sue two of the nation’s biggest rail owners Tuesday under a novel legal theory that would classify diesel exhaust as hazardous waste.The Natural...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Ban on mining claims near Grand Canyon extended

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Interior Department has extended a temporary ban on the filing of new mining claims near the Grand Canyon with an eye toward protecting 1 million acres and giving the federal...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Home sales fall to 2011 low; few 1st-time buyers

WASHINGTON – Fewer people bought previously occupied homes in May, lowering sales to their weakest point of the year.Home sales sank 3.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Like stocks, know when and how to sell a business

Not too many years ago, it was rare to talk to business owners about selling or exiting their business until they were in their 60s or even their 70s.That has changed. This is partially because...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Redwoods or red wine?

ANNAPOLIS, Calif. – The ocean fog and cool climate of California’s rugged northern coast allow redwood trees to thrive and help give wine grapes a distinctive flavor.But in the village of Annapolis...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Conference aims to help women

As women continue to play a significant role in the regional economy, services for ensuring their success are growing. And next month, a conference designed just for them will make its second...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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