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Set business goals for 2011 with questions in mind

The year’s end is a traditional time to reflect on the last year and make resolutions for change in the new. Longtime readers of this column know I believe this is the time to analyze past results...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Stock market rally hits a snag

NEW YORK – A rally that pushed stocks up nearly 7 percent in December took a pause Tuesday as traders shrugged off a pickup in factory orders and a sharp rise in monthly sales from General Motors...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Car sales up for 1st time since recession

DETROIT – Auto sales rose in the United States last year for the first time since the recession. They’re still far from what they were just a few years ago – but that’s just fine with the downsized...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Winner of coupon contest announced The Durango Chamber of Commerce announces that Wendy Graham was the winner of the “Be Local” Coupon Book contest.Graham received $100 in Durango Dollars for...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Atlantic City gambles on changes

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Atlantic City could see major changes in 2011 that could help the nation’s second-largest gambling market come back to life after stalling and struggling for four years.By the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Tourism, travel show welcome uptick

Local travel and tourism businesses have reason to celebrate this season: Initial sales and travel numbers are showing an increase over last year, albeit slight. “Holiday travel is always good for...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

High-tech gear for snow sports is cool fun

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. – Each winter the masses spill on to snow-slathered slopes, often wearing a new jacket or toting new skis and a renewed desire to test the mountain. This year there is plenty of...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Bad gifts may be history with Amazon’s idea

SAN FRANCISCO – For some, it’s the red reindeer Christmas sweater. For others, it’s the diamond-encrusted dreidel. Whatever your worst gift nightmare might be, Amazon may soon give you a reason to...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Therapy practice announces hire Sonya King has joined the staff at Integrated Physical Therapy. King received her undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Delaware and...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Website urges rich to ‘give back’ tax cuts

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Upset the federal government recently extended tax cuts for the rich, three professors at Yale and Cornell universities have created a website that encourages wealthy Americans...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks climb as market approaches the new year

NEW YORK – Stocks finished higher Wednesday as the market continued on pace for its best December in nearly 20 years.The Standard and Poor’s 500-stock index – the market measure used by most...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Market finishes slightly higher

NEW YORK – Stocks closed barely changed Tuesday amid light trading ahead of the New Year’s holiday.The blue-chip Dow Jones industrial average finished slightly higher, though stocks had dipped...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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