business and finance

Familiar picture presented in 2012 for local economy

Economists like to use the phrase “ceteris paribus” – “all things being equal.” As in “gas prices are rising with continued unrest in the Middle East, ceteris paribus.”Of course, this ignores other...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | COLUMN: Our Economy

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Registered dietitian receives certification Registered Dietitian Jenny Pritchard was recently awarded a Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management by the American...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Wall Street’s happy new year: Dow up almost 180 on Day 1

NEW YORK – The stock market got a big jump on a better year.After a flat 2011, stocks rose sharply Tuesday in the first trading of 2012 after investors returned from the holiday and found...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Archives offer window into Apple origins

PALO ALTO, Calf. – In the interview, Steve Wozniak and the late Steve Jobs recall a seminal moment in Silicon Valley history – how they named their upstart computer company about 35 years ago.“I...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Crocs’ profits soaring on the heels of snazzy, new designs

DENVER (AP) – Crocs – love ’em or hate ’em.But not just the distinctive rubbery shoes with holes. The stock of Crocs generates the same polarized sentiment.Investors have alternately loved it and...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Eurozone facing some tough hurdles early in 2012

FRANKFURT, Germany – After a turbulent 2011, the 17 countries that use the euro will be quickly confronted in the new year with major hurdles to solving their government debt crisis, just as the...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Roy Firestone to perform benefit The Durango Chamber of Commerce and BP America will bring Emmy Award-winning Roy Firestone to Durango for a benefit concert for the athletic programs at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Outlook poor for construction, credit in county

Despite some optimism on the job front in La Plata County, local experts say 2012 growth prospects remain dismal for a few key industries.The credit and construction industries are likely to...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

2012 economic forecasts: ‘Wrong or lucky’

As locals ring in the New Year today with resolutions and moments of wonder about what the coming year might hold, jobs and the economy will weigh heavy on the minds of some.That’s because economic...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango often doesn’t seem like it’s small town

I forget (we forget) that Durango is a geographically isolated small town of only 16,000 residents, and yet year after year, we achieve and accomplish more than larger-populated places.While we...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Turning local art into dollars

It’s one thing to be an artist, but it’s another to make money doing it. That’s where the Small Business Development Center of Southwest Colorado hopes to step in and help with a six-week Leading...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Young and working in the dirt

MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin factory worker worried about layoffs became a dairy farmer. An employee at a Minnesota nonprofit found an escape from her cubicle by buying a vegetable farm. A nuclear...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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