business and finance

Housing tax credit haunts homebuilders

LOS ANGELES – The success of a housing tax credit that helped spur home sales is haunting homebuilders a year later.KB Home is the latest builder to report a sharp drop in home orders for the...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stock market wavers as shutdown looms

NEW YORK – A surge in oil and the threat of a government shutdown weighed on stocks Friday. Investors kept one eye on Washington, where Republicans and Democrats were in the final day of talks to...

DATE: April 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Retail sector adds jobs, but not always careers

Erin Abell left a job in finance to volunteer for John McCain’s presidential campaign in early 2008. She had hoped to return to the industry after the election, but by then Wall Street was on life...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Iron Horse gets a face-lift

After years of tossing around the possibility of developing the property into affordable housing or a condominium development, the owners of the Iron Horse Inn have decided the longtime motel at...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

‘The market has bottomed out’

This year could be pivotal for would-be homebuyers who’ve been sitting on the fence, waiting for the right time to buy.That was the contention of Wells Group real estate executives last week during...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks end session mixed; materials companies rise

NEW YORK – A quiet day on Wall Street left stock indexes little changed after minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve’s policy committee showed few signs that the central bank...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Poll reveals baby boomers’ fears about retirement

WASHINGTON – Baby boomers are starting to retire, but many are agonizing about their finances and believe they’ll need to work longer than they had planned, a new poll finds.The 77 million-strong...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Vegan business opens at Smiley Raw Heavens announces its opening at 1309 East Third Ave. in basement Room No. 2 of the Smiley Building.The business offers gourmet vegan food including, raw vegan...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Baskin-Robbins raises money for firefighters Baskin-Robbins will hold the fifth annual 31-Cent Scoop Night from 5 to 10 p.m. April 27 at its store at 32 Town Plaza.During the event, the price of...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Homebuilder to offer free remodeling talks Gene Fisher of Gene Fisher Custom Homes will present two free remodeling and addition seminars from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday...

DATE: April 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Seed co. pulls up roots

DENVER – After nine decades, The Rocky Mountain Seed Co. has gone out of business.Customers called the company’s historic store in lower downtown Denver “frozen in time.” Even after the business...

DATE: April 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Japan quake disaster sparks social media innovation

TOKYO – As Japan grapples with an unprecedented triple disaster – earthquake, tsunami, nuclear crisis – the Web has spawned creativity and innovation online amid a collective desire to ease...

DATE: April 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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