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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

Downtown year in review ... by you

Of the four guest columnists that contribute weekly to the Wednesday Business & Technology section of The Durango Herald, I drew the long straw and the last column of 2010. With that privilege and...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

2011 holds a little hope for job seekers

Colorado’s unemployed number in the hundreds of thousands and their ranks are still growing as 2010 comes to a close. Will 2011 bring better news for job seekers? Despite the year ending with...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

5 ways boomers can reduce retirement shortfall

As Theodore Roosevelt once said: “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” But it’s not too late for baby boomers who put off retirement planning and...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Baby boomers in jeopardy

CHICAGO – Through a combination of procrastination and bad timing, many baby boomers are facing a personal finance disaster just as they’re hoping to retire.Starting in January, more than 10,000...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Consumer confidence? No so much

Consumer confidence slipped this month as more people worried that the job market is worsening.The latest survey from Conference Board showed a decline even after reports are showing that people...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Resource Center announces hire Christy Schaerer has been hired as the new programs coordinator for the Women’s Resource Center.Schaerer will be responsible for coordinating all resource and...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Jobs overseas for many companies

Corporate profits are up. Stock prices are up. So why isn’t anyone hiring?Actually, many American companies are – just maybe not in your town. They’re hiring overseas, where sales are surging and...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Obama’s economist pick sign of new agenda

HONOLULU – Change is soon coming to the White House economic team, with President Barack Obama set to announce a new top adviser who will have broad influence over the administration’s efforts to...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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