business and finance

Brewing business

Fire couldn’t put out the flame for what is expected to become a regular tourism driver for businesses in the small town of Silverton.Instead, the second annual “Silverton Rockin’ Brews Fest” will...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Monopoly lost: Atlantic City’s rise and fall

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Four years ago, some Atlantic City casino customers were shelling out $1,000 for a brownie sprinkled with edible gold dust in a Baccarat crystal they could take home.Nowadays,...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Small-engine shop opens on 15th Street Mow Power LLC is a new small-engine repair shop that offers repairs on all types of equipment, including lawnmowers, ATVs, chainsaws, motorcycles,...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks end a down month on up note

NEW YORK – That screeching sound you heard in May? That was the stock market.While the month ended with four days of gains in most of the indexes, concerns that high gas prices, tornadoes and...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Acronyms cannot spell economic relief

All of us have been battered by acronyms over the last four years. Since economic policymakers introduced TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program), we’ve had ARRA, QE1 and QE2. We’ve heard about things...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Consumer confidence falls unexpectedly in May

NEW YORK – Americans are losing faith that the economy will keep improving, according to a monthly survey.The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index fell to a six-month low of 60.8 from a...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Home-price index falls to lowest point since ’02

WASHINGTON – An index of home prices in big metro areas has reached its lowest level since 2002, driven down by foreclosures, a glut of unsold homes and the reluctance or inability of many to...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Airline fuel bills today are anything but peanuts

NEW YORK – To fly someone from New York to Los Angeles and back, airlines spend close to $330 these days – just on fuel.That’s a 48 percent increase from last year and the main reason vacationers...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Mesa Verde to hold business open house Mesa Verde National Park invites local businesses to its annual Business Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. June 13 at the park’s Recreation Hall, at mile marker 19...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Let the sun shine in

More of the region’s businesses are depending on the fiery ball that blazes in the sky more than 300 days each year here to help meet their energy needs.“We’re always looking for things we can do...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Cost of Texas drought climbing with each dry day

LUBBOCK, Texas – A historic drought has already cost Texas farmers and ranchers an estimated $1.5 billion, and the cost is growing daily as parched conditions persist in much of the state.May is...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Lights, camera ... ka-ching

The Rochester Hotel’s collection of old posters from movies made around Durango gives a sense that the area’s golden years of cinematic fame are in the past. But Marc Snider, Dave Welz and the...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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