business and finance

Noel night to return to Main Ave.

For many big retailers, Black Friday is a critical piece of the annual profit puzzle. But for merchants in downtown Durango, Black Friday doesn’t even scratch the surface of what Noel Night means...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

The tablet goes mainstream

SAN FRANCISCOTis the season of the tablet.Despite the gloomy economy, shoppers are expected to shell out for tablet computers this December, making them about as popular as candy canes and...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Counseling office opens for adults and seniors Debbie Williams, M.A., announces the opening of her counseling practice in SkyRidge. She offers counseling for adults and seniors. Williams earned her...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Gervais & Associates announces new hire Gervais & Associates announces that Rachel A. Bell, certified public accountant, has joined the firm. Bell is an accounting professional with 11 years of...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

LivingSocial goes national with online holiday deals

NEW YORK – Here’s one way to avoid getting trampled by bargain-hunting hordes knocking down store doors on Black Friday: Online deals service LivingSocial is unveiling a slew of bargains for the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Economy grew 2% in third quarter

WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy grew more slowly over the summer than the government had earlier estimated because businesses cut back more sharply on restocking shelves.The Commerce Department said...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A holiday budget can be your best gift of all

The bright colors of autumn have faded, and already snow has fallen in town. The sun is setting early, and the nights are cold. The holidays are nearly upon us.This week, tables will be set for...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Thanksgiving cost can mean less turkey, travel for many

Some are holding potluck dinners instead of springing for the entire feast. Others are staying home rather than flying. And a few are skipping turkey altogether.On this the fourth Thanksgiving...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Downtown Durango retailers vie for Black Friday shoppers

Millions of people will roust themselves from their turkey-induced slumbers at the crack of dawn Friday to take advantage of deals and discounts offered in ads everywhere for the biggest shopping...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks slide as government lowers growth estimates

NEW YORK – A downward revision of U.S. economic growth in the third quarter sent stocks lower Tuesday. Higher borrowing costs for Spain also renewed worries about Europe’s debt crisis. The Commerce...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Debit fees draw lawsuit

NEW YORK – A coalition of retail groups sued the Federal Reserve on Tuesday, claiming the regulator ignored the law by setting too high a cap on the fees that banks can charge merchants for...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Gates back on stand in Utah in $1B trial

SALT LAKE CITY – Microsoft’s Bill Gates insisted that changes to Windows 95 that undermined a rival word processor were meant to protect the Windows operating system from crashing and not to hurt a...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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