business and finance

Consumer confidence falls unexpectedly in May

NEW YORK – Americans are losing faith that the economy will keep improving, according to a monthly survey.The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index fell to a six-month low of 60.8 from a...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Home-price index falls to lowest point since ’02

WASHINGTON – An index of home prices in big metro areas has reached its lowest level since 2002, driven down by foreclosures, a glut of unsold homes and the reluctance or inability of many to...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Airline fuel bills today are anything but peanuts

NEW YORK – To fly someone from New York to Los Angeles and back, airlines spend close to $330 these days – just on fuel.That’s a 48 percent increase from last year and the main reason vacationers...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Mesa Verde to hold business open house Mesa Verde National Park invites local businesses to its annual Business Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. June 13 at the park’s Recreation Hall, at mile marker 19...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Let the sun shine in

More of the region’s businesses are depending on the fiery ball that blazes in the sky more than 300 days each year here to help meet their energy needs.“We’re always looking for things we can do...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Cost of Texas drought climbing with each dry day

LUBBOCK, Texas – A historic drought has already cost Texas farmers and ranchers an estimated $1.5 billion, and the cost is growing daily as parched conditions persist in much of the state.May is...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Lights, camera ... ka-ching

The Rochester Hotel’s collection of old posters from movies made around Durango gives a sense that the area’s golden years of cinematic fame are in the past. But Marc Snider, Dave Welz and the...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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

New Business Brief

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

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