business and finance

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

New Business Brief

New salon opens on East Animas Road The Chair, a hair salon, opened last week.Emma Dake, former stylist at Lemon Head Salon, is the owner of this modern, upscale, four-chair location. Dake...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Drought vs. tourism

River rafting is difficult to do in a dry riverbed.Drought can have devastating impacts on Southwest Colorado’s recreational tourism industry. So state officials want to know more about how the...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Fuming over gas prices?

ALBANY, N.Y. – How would you like a 33-cent drop in the price of a gallon of gas?“Hell, yes!” says Su Ramgoolam, a 34-year-old mechanic from Schenectady, N.Y.Not so fast.When gas prices get near a...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Waste Corporation announces sales rep Susan Wright has joined Waste Corporation of Colorado/New Mexico as the sales representative for the Four Corners.WCA offers residential, commercial and...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Olive oil company will open May 27 Rob and Kristine Carll announce the grand opening of the Durango Olive Oil Company at 5 p.m. May 27 at 640 Main Ave.There will be a ribbon cutting, reception and...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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