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Nature’s Oasis announces events Nature’s Oasis, 300 S. Camino del Rio, will hold these events:b Blood drive for the United Way Blood Services will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.b...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow closes higher for the seventh straight day

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average closed higher for the seventh consecutive day Tuesday. That’s the longest series of gains for the index since July.McDonald’s Corp. was the biggest...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Insurance, financial advisers to meet The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – Southwest Colorado will meet at noon Wednesday at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Highway...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Accounting, tax preparation available Caroline Chaplin, certified public accountant, announces the opening of her accounting and tax-preparation service.Chaplin offers quality accounting services...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Seed money

They draw new visitors to the city, generate sales for downtown merchants and provide entertainment for an active local population.And each year, downtown special events including multiple annual...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Is a Super Bowl ad worth $3M? Ask GoDaddy

LOS ANGELES – GoDaddy.com was almost unheard of six years ago. Then it ran the most talked-about ad of Super Bowl XXXIX – a spoof of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” in which a busty woman...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks shrug off mixed jobs report

NEW YORK – Stocks eked out modest gains on Friday after the government reported a sharp drop in the unemployment rate.The Labor Department said the unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent in...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Google, Microsoft spar over search results quality

SEATTLE – Google is accusing Microsoft Corp. of cheating as the two duel for Internet search supremacy, but Microsoft denies the charge, saying it’s just using all the tools available to lessen its...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

States eye bankruptcy options

NEW YORK – Big companies such as General Motors file for bankruptcy. Some cities do, too. And last year, 1.5 million Americans did it.But U.S. states aren’t allowed. Now a few policymakers and...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Young professionals network Durango style

Durango may have the scenery, the entertainment and the attitude to be a young person’s paradise, but for someone looking to start a career here, the town has room for improvement, said attendees...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow over 12,000 as bull market rolls

NEW YORK – Two years ago, the stock market was roadkill along the financial highway. Now one of the greatest bull markets in history is rolling along – maybe enough to finally get the attention of...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

BP resumes dividend payouts after loss

LONDON – BP PLC outlined plans to rebound from the Gulf of Mexico disaster as a smaller, safer company – selling off almost half its U.S. refinery business – and restored its dividend payment to...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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