business and finance

Community bank sees changing of the guard

First National Bank of Durango’s new president and CEO said he won’t be changing much at the bank that, unlike many of its larger counterparts, has managed to weather the financial crisis without...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Polished Saloon announces new hire Polished Saloon, 444 E. College Drive, has added Scott Eggertsen to its staff.Eggert-sen has been working with hair since 1980. The full-service salon specializes...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Coworking space redefines the office

Cubicles, permanent offices and a strict no-talking rule are a few of the things you won’t find at Durango’s first coworking facility, DurangoSpace. Instead, the space has conference rooms, big...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Layoffs become rarer even with unemployment high

WASHINGTON – The U.S. labor force has been split into two groups: the relieved and the desperate.If you have a job, you can exhale; you’re less likely to lose it than at any point in at least 14...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Does organic mean outdoor?

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – When the doors to the hen house open, the 14,000 chickens on Edwin Blosser’s organic egg farm make a mad dash for the pasture outside, where they can scratch and peck in the...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Nature’s Oasis announces events Nature’s Oasis, 300 S. Camino del Rio, will hold these events:b Blood drive for the United Way Blood Services will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.b...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow closes higher for the seventh straight day

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average closed higher for the seventh consecutive day Tuesday. That’s the longest series of gains for the index since July.McDonald’s Corp. was the biggest...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Insurance, financial advisers to meet The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – Southwest Colorado will meet at noon Wednesday at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Highway...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Accounting, tax preparation available Caroline Chaplin, certified public accountant, announces the opening of her accounting and tax-preparation service.Chaplin offers quality accounting services...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Seed money

They draw new visitors to the city, generate sales for downtown merchants and provide entertainment for an active local population.And each year, downtown special events including multiple annual...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Is a Super Bowl ad worth $3M? Ask GoDaddy

LOS ANGELES – GoDaddy.com was almost unheard of six years ago. Then it ran the most talked-about ad of Super Bowl XXXIX – a spoof of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” in which a busty woman...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks shrug off mixed jobs report

NEW YORK – Stocks eked out modest gains on Friday after the government reported a sharp drop in the unemployment rate.The Labor Department said the unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent in...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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