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Durango Sports Club announces hire The Durango Sports Club Physical Therapy Clinic announces the addition of Colleen Walsh, MSPT, COMT to its staff.Walsh’s previous experience included the Poudre...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow notches gains 3rd week in a row

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average continued climbing on Friday, notching its third consecutive week of gains. The Dow has lost ground only three days in February. The average of 30 large...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

The Fed’s policies put us on thin ice

The U.S. Monetary Base graphic (below left) shows the history of the U.S monetary base (currency plus bank reserves) since 1919. Recently, the Federal Reserve increased this base by $1.2 trillion....

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Rats can teach humans some investing savvy

It has been more than a year since I read Your Money & Your Brain: How the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich. This new science, using advanced imaging of the brain, has actually...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Deficit biggest share of economy since 1945

WASHINGTON – Not since World War II has the federal budget deficit made up such a big chunk of the U.S. economy. And within two or three years, economists fear the result could be sharply higher...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Surprisingly weak retail sales force stocks down

NEW YORK – A surprisingly weak retail sales report drove stocks lower Tuesday, giving the Dow Jones industrial average its second consecutive day of losses.The Commerce Department said Tuesday that...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Polished Salon announces new hire Polished Salon, 444 E. College Drive, announces the addition of Scott Eggertsen to its staff.Eggertsen has been working with hair since 1980. The full-service...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Ice cream, chocolate a sweet pair

Negative press surrounding Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s newest partner shouldn’t affect the chocolatier or its investors, a company chief said this week.“I don’t think there’s a concern about...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Vail resorts try to fulfill green hopes

EAGLE COUNTY (AP) – When people go to a ski resort, there’s an expectation of environmental friendliness.Vail and Beaver Creek resorts know guests have that expectation and want to deliver – plus,...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Community bank sees changing of the guard

First National Bank of Durango’s new president and CEO said he won’t be changing much at the bank that, unlike many of its larger counterparts, has managed to weather the financial crisis without...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Polished Saloon announces new hire Polished Saloon, 444 E. College Drive, has added Scott Eggertsen to its staff.Eggert-sen has been working with hair since 1980. The full-service salon specializes...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Coworking space redefines the office

Cubicles, permanent offices and a strict no-talking rule are a few of the things you won’t find at Durango’s first coworking facility, DurangoSpace. Instead, the space has conference rooms, big...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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