business and finance

Sneaky stealing prompts action

Sticky-fingered shoppers be warned, the business owners on Main Avenue have had enough.After noticing several incidents of chronic shoplifters appearing and reappearing in their stores, downtown...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks endure wild week

NEW YORK – Is it time to sell everything or buy with abandon?Investors can’t make up their minds. Last week was one of the most volatile in the history of Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

No quick exit for eurozone

FRANKFURT, Germany – Twenty-one months after Greece triggered financial and political turmoil by admitting it was broke, the eurozone still can’t fix its debt crisis.The reasons: intractable...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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New dentist joins Smile Makers Joseph Baumgart has joined Southwest Smile Makers, a dental program of San Juan Basin Health Department, which primarily serves uninsured and low-income...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Formal emails that deliver results

The failings of email are, ironically enough, identical to its virtues. It’s fast. Unlike a real on-paper letter, it’s easy to compose and send an email within minutes. That sort of speed comes at...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Turbulence on Wall Street threatens to spook consumers

WASHINGTON – What little confidence consumers have is being undermined by the tumult on Wall Street.Americans struggling with lean wages and job insecurity have seen their 401(k) accounts shrivel...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Falling gas prices provide motorists some relief

DENVER – Gasoline cost nearly $4 a gallon this spring. Now, in some cities, it’s inching closer to $3.That drop is giving worried families some relief and easing one of many drags on the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Ice cream vendors take a lickin’

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The cost of the milk, butter fat and sugar that are key to Jim Capannari’s ice cream have spiked this year, but he hasn’t passed much of the cost along to customers.The Illinois...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

What’s more organic than downtown?

Look it up in the dictionary and you’ll find the word “organic” nestled between “organ grinder” and “organization.” Webster’s defines organic as “the systematic coordination of the parts,”...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

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Professional workshops for teachers offered Fresh Perspectives announced its fall schedule of online courses for professional development for kindergarten to 12th-grade teachers.Teachers can learn...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Board rotation time at chamber

The Durango Chamber of Commerce has put out a call to all local business men and women with hopes of filling four seats on its board of directors.By getting involved, “you’ll have a voice and a...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Job creation continues to falter

As new unemployment numbers show economic recovery has slowed to a crawl, thousands of Coloradans continue to march toward the end of unemployment benefits. According to data released last month,...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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