business and finance

Census shows recession’s impacts

WASHINGTON – As the recession shook Americans’ confidence last year, new figures show that weddings for people 18 and older dropped to the lowest point in more than a hundred years.A broad array of...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Firm offers a test case for lower-risk tobacco

RICHMOND, Va. – Tobacco maker Star Scientific Inc. hopes there’s fire where there’s no smoke.The small Virginia company has made itself the test case for a big issue: whether the Food and Drug...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks recover from early losses

NEW YORK – A late push gave stock indexes moderate gains Tuesday as investors brushed off news that consumer confidence dropped to its lowest level since February.A big jump in earnings from...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Summit to focus on enduring economy Town of Ignacio will host event next month

The national recession and Durango’s place in it has created a need for many area businesses to reinvent themselves and their business plans.That’s the message behind the fourth annual Economic...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Moonshine still a popular drink with hobbyists

White lightning, mountain dew, firewater – you know it as the illicit substance made in secret by tax-dodging, banjo-playing mountain men and drunk by people looking to alter their reality in a...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Appeals court revives SEC’s lawsuit against Cuban

DALLAS – A federal appeals court revived the Securities and Exchange Commission’s insider-trading lawsuit against Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on Tuesday, saying it was “plausible” he had...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks mixed as Fed leaves door open for stimulus

NEW YORK – Stocks got a brief bump after word that the Federal Reserve is ready to do more to help the economy, but ended mostly lower Tuesday after the central bank disappointed some investors by...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Fed signals it will take further steps if needed

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve signaled Tuesday that it is worried about the weakness of the recovery and is ready to take further steps to boost the economy if needed.Fed officials said they are...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

If you go

LEAD’s 4th Annual Economic Summit will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Sky Ute Casino and Resort on Colorado Highway 172 in Ignacio. The $15 cost includes breakfast and lunch....

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Corn syrup producers want sweeter name

NEW YORK – The makers of high fructose corn syrup want to sweeten up its image with a new name: corn sugar.The bid to rename the sweetener by the Corn Refiners Association comes as Americans’...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New rules slow drilling pace in Gulf

The drilling moratorium enacted after the BP oil spill applies only to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Yet energy exploration in the Gulf’s shallow waters has come to a virtual standstill as drillers...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Economy spurs business

Uncertainty about the future remains for many potential small-business investors, but the still-depressed economy can be a golden opportunity for someone with a good idea and a prudent business...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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