business and finance

Stocks climb on hopes for Europe debt resolution

NEW YORK – European leaders moved more decisively Wednesday to control the region’s debt crisis and sent stocks sharply higher. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 102 points and closed at its...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Calif. grapes good, but in short supply

FRESNO, Calif. – Imagine preparing a gourmet meal short of key ingredients and you’ll understand California winemaker Jason Haas’ dilemma this year.The one-two wallop of a late freeze and early...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Market ends session mixed

NEW YORK – One of Wall Street’s quietest days in months ended mixed after investors spent the day waiting to see if Slovakia would block an expansion of Europe’s financial-rescue program.Slovakia’s...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Act thoughtfully on what you can control

Anxiety is that range of distress which attends willing what cannot be willed.– Leslie H. FarberFarber’s quotation is another way of stating the advice I learned long ago: “Work on those things you...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Bailout in the hands of Slovakians?

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Slovakia’s Parliament rejected a key eurozone bailout bill Tuesday, threatening European efforts to ease a debt crisis that is threatening the global economy. The vote...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Osteopathic center moves to new location The Osteopathic Center of the Four Corners; Dr. R. Paul Lee and Dr. Michelle Hemingway announce the move to a new location at 801 Florida Road, Suite 11.The...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Federal contracts tougher to get

The Small Business Administration no longer considers La Plata, Montezuma and Archuleta counties to be economically disadvantaged.While that might sound like a good thing, some local businesses say...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Pagosa Springs event brings entrepreneurs

Andrew Dayish is 20 years old and he can already claim the title of chief executive officer emeritus. Now a college student at Utah State University, Dayish helped start Lickity Split Chocolate, a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Fifth annual Economic Summit to be hosted in Ignacio next week

Today is the last day to register for next week’s fifth annual Economic Summit presented by the La Plata Economic Development Alliance. The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Sky Ute...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks up on European pledge to help banks

NEW YORK – Just last week, a bear market seemed inevitable. Since then stocks have surged four out of the last five days, bringing the S&P 500 index up 8.7 percent. The latest jump came Monday...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s downtown shines for the pros

The state organization for downtown managers whose business is downtown economic and social vitality is known as Downtown Colorado Inc., or DCI. Last week, the association held its annual...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Now what?

SAN FRANCISCO – In the end, Steve Jobs left the world to his own devices.As macabre as it might seem, Jobs’ death Wednesday will only add to the Apple mystique – and profit. The iPhone, iPad, iPod...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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