business and finance

‘The market has bottomed out’

This year could be pivotal for would-be homebuyers who’ve been sitting on the fence, waiting for the right time to buy.That was the contention of Wells Group real estate executives last week during...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks end session mixed; materials companies rise

NEW YORK – A quiet day on Wall Street left stock indexes little changed after minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve’s policy committee showed few signs that the central bank...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Poll reveals baby boomers’ fears about retirement

WASHINGTON – Baby boomers are starting to retire, but many are agonizing about their finances and believe they’ll need to work longer than they had planned, a new poll finds.The 77 million-strong...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Vegan business opens at Smiley Raw Heavens announces its opening at 1309 East Third Ave. in basement Room No. 2 of the Smiley Building.The business offers gourmet vegan food including, raw vegan...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Baskin-Robbins raises money for firefighters Baskin-Robbins will hold the fifth annual 31-Cent Scoop Night from 5 to 10 p.m. April 27 at its store at 32 Town Plaza.During the event, the price of...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

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

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