business and finance

Stocks move slightly higher, but they leave banks behind

NEW YORK – Financial stocks fell broadly Thursday, left out of a late lift that pared earlier losses for most major stock indexes. Goldman Sachs dropped nearly 3 percent after Sen. Carl Levin,...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Fed delivers good news, stocks rise

NEW YORK – Stock indexes gave up early losses and edged higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reported encouraging news on the economy. Manufacturing, consumer spending and corporate hiring...

DATE: April 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Drilling’s promise, perils raise hackles

Ron Hilliard came back from church one Sunday to find hundreds of plastic $5, $10, $20 and $100 bills hanging on his fence in Flower Mound, Texas, another message from townsfolk angry at him for...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Are some airplanes just too darn old to fly?

How old is too old for an airplane?Most travelers don’t think twice about it – although there’s something unsettling about easing into your seat and finding the armrest still has an ashtray built...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. jobless rate down, state’s up

For the last five years, Colorado has boasted a lower unemployment rate than the nation’s. But early this year, those numbers converged with a spike in the state’s unemployment rate, and some...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Snowbird ski resort wants to expand

SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Forest Service has started to review a proposal to build a new tram at Snowbird Ski Resort, but watershed and land-use concerns could derail the project.The initial review...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Japan crisis level up, stocks down

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average lost more than 100 points Tuesday after Japan raised the severity of its nuclear crisis and Alcoa Inc. reported disappointing sales. A drop in oil prices...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Local broker earns designation Edmund Andersson, broker/owner of RE/MAX Pinnacle in Durango, has earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, having completed training in...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Housing market: Is it better to own or rent?

After the steep drop in the housing market revealed cracks in the decades-held belief that there was minimal financial risk in owning a home, does it still make sense to buy a house?Making that...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Oil prices hurt economy

WASHINGTON – Just when companies have finally stepped up hiring, rising oil prices are threatening to halt the U.S. economy’s gains.Some economists are scaling back their estimates for growth this...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business

B4 Birth ultrasound opens on Main Ave. B4 Birth 4D Ultrasound Studios announces its opening at 1032 Main Ave., inside Kids Rock.The ultrasound clinic is owned by Kari McWhirter and Betty Helm....

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Massage practice opens satellite office ARIA Therapeutics Medical Massage has opened a new satellite location at 1401 Main Ave., Suite A, with Integrated Physical Therapy.The Main Avenue clinic is...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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