business and finance

Coal mining declines

GARRETT, Ky. – When business screeched to a halt at Jerry Howard’s eastern Kentucky mine-engineering company two years ago, he decided to call it quits after four decades in the coal industry.“We...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Libraries see surge of job-seekers

Since the recession began, one unlikely sector has played an increasing role in workforce development: libraries.Across the state, people are walking past the aisles of books straight to library...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Plan ahead, plan carefully for parenthood

Having a baby is a major life change, but it does not have to mean major money stress. Planning and budgeting can make this happy time even better.As you prepare for pregnancy, there are two...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Collectible toys, games top wish list

NEW YORK – Most children love to collect things, and this year toy makers are banking on it.Taking a cue from last year’s toy hits, many of this year’s holiday offerings are toy sets or figures...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks rise for third day amid European optimism

NEW YORK – Stocks rose broadly Tuesday on hopes that Europe was moving closer to resolving its debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 146 points as industrial and materials...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Maria’s Bookshop sells electronic books Maria’s Bookshop announces that it is selling electronic books through its website, of eBooks are available for immediate...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

In U.S., two housing markets and two directions

In America, it’s starting to feel as if there are two housing markets. One for the rich and one for everyone else.Consider foreclosure-ravaged Detroit. In the historic Green Acres district, a haven...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

An Arizona family’s adventures in ‘localism’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The first real snag came around Day 120. For four consecutive months, the Levitch family had stuck to their 365-day pledge to “go local” – forgoing Starbucks venti iced teas for...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Insurance broker opens new business Douglas Carmichael announces the opening of his business Core Financial Success/Bella Homes Representatives.Carmichael is an insurance broker and was approached...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

YogaT moves to Smiley Building Steve Ilg, owner and founder of High Performance YogaT announces his relocation to a larger studio.Beginning Sept. 19, Ilg’s classes will still take place in the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

What can you offer?

A city’s downtown area is “very much the heart of a community.”So said Katherine Correll, executive director of Downtown Colorado Inc. That concept is what brought more than 150 government and...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

IMF: Economic outlook is not pretty

WASHINGTON – The world economy has entered a “dangerous new phase,” according to the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. As a result, the international lending organization has...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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