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Take a vacation from gadgets and work ties

Some people should vacation with a pack mule.You’ve probably seen them. Heck, you may even belong in this group: people who travel with a suitcase crammed with gadgets.It starts out innocently...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Business Briefs

Indoor air quality topic of June 1 talk 4CORE’s Sustainable Building Education Program will present “Indoor Air Quality” at noon June 1 at First National Bank of Durango, 259 West Ninth St.The...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Food stand opens on Camino del Rio The Happy Cow Food Shack announces its grand opening in front of Four Corners River Sports, 360 South Camino del Rio.The business is owned by Darel and Paula...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Foreclosed homes sales at 28%

LOS ANGELES – Sales of homes in some stage of foreclosure declined in the first three months of the year, but they still accounted for 28 percent of all home sales – a share nearly six times higher...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Fixed mortgage rates fall to 2011 lows

NEW YORK – Fixed-rate mortgages hit the lowest point of the year for the third consecutive week.Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year loan fell to 4.60 percent from 4.61...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Group acts to nurture local economy

After months of work, the La Plata Economic Development Alliance in April identified five goals for economic development in La Plata County: private sector job growth, increased wages, expanded...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Supply risks

BEIJING – An explosion at one of two factories that make Apple’s new iPad 2 highlights the risks of a global manufacturing strategy that has cut costs but concentrates production in a few...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A dream business should have goals you can measure

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal addressed people who open a business as the answer to a dream. Most of us have that dream from time to time.Some move from fantasizing to implementing....

DATE: May 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Troubled market creates generation of renters

WASHINGTON – A growing number of Americans can’t afford a home or don’t want to own one, a trend that’s spawning a generation of renters and a rise in apartment construction.Many of the new renters...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks slip as worries about Europe linger

NEW YORK – Continued worries about Europe’s lingering debt crisis overshadowed a small rebound in oil prices and pushed stocks slightly lower Tuesday.Oil rose nearly $2 to $99.59 per barrel after...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

VW’s Tenn. factory geared to U.S. market

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Volkswagen is jumping into the U.S. auto market with a domestically built Passat that is bigger and cheaper, bidding to break into the competitive midsize sedan market.At the...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Wild girls golfing coming to Hillcrest “Girls Gone Wild Golfing V” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 at the Hillcrest Golf Course.There will be gifts for all attendees and door prizes. The...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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