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Homebuilder to offer free remodeling talks Gene Fisher of Gene Fisher Custom Homes will present two free remodeling and addition seminars from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday...

DATE: April 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Seed co. pulls up roots

DENVER – After nine decades, The Rocky Mountain Seed Co. has gone out of business.Customers called the company’s historic store in lower downtown Denver “frozen in time.” Even after the business...

DATE: April 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Japan quake disaster sparks social media innovation

TOKYO – As Japan grapples with an unprecedented triple disaster – earthquake, tsunami, nuclear crisis – the Web has spawned creativity and innovation online amid a collective desire to ease...

DATE: April 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

For real estate, a giant spring clearance sale

In suburban Chicago, it’s paradise to be a homebuyer.At the Millbrook Pointe development in quaint and pristine Wheeling, a $269,000, brick-and-stone townhouse comes with $25,000 in free upgrades,...

DATE: April 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

CenturyLink completes $12.2B acquisition of Qwest

NEW YORK – CenturyLink Inc. completed its purchase of Qwest Communications International Inc. on Friday, combining the country’s third- and fourth-largest traditional phone companies.The closing of...

DATE: April 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow on a roll, up 6.4% this year

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average closed its best start to the year since 1999 Thursday, rising 6.4 percent in the first three months. The index of 30 large companies gained 742 points in...

DATE: March 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmington adds air flights

Whether it’s a weekend getaway to the beaches near Los Angeles or a workweek business trip that includes the sounds of Las Vegas slot machines, air travel from Farmington just got easier.Great...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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