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Band Wagon Music announces new owner Band Wagon Music was acquired by new owner Thomas Rader in October. Rader moved the 35-year-old musical instrument retail business to its present location at...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Adjusting for austerity

Several downtown Durango retailers said they are stocking their shelves this Christmas season with local shoppers’ changed needs in mind.Just as many local businesses are struggling through the...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Following Madoff’s money connections

NEW YORK – U.S. authorities revealed a deal Tuesday to recover $625 million from a longtime friend of jailed financier Bernard Madoff while a trustee seeking other funds for cheated investors said...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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Boot fitting business announces opening Lorain McGlothlin announces the opening of her business, The Boot Mechanic, in the ground level of the parking garage in the Eolus Building at Purgatory at...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Shoppers treat themselves to lattes and lacy bras

NEW YORK – Few companies were clobbered harder than Starbucks in the recession. The coffee chain with outposts on every corner came to represent all that was wrong with American businesses and...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks rally over tax cuts fades

NEW YORK – Stocks closed mixed Tuesday after enthusiasm over a deal to extend tax cuts faded.Bond prices fell sharply as traders anticipated the tax cuts would boost economic growth but also lead...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Local receives award for volunteering Adrian Wade, past president of the Durango AARP Chapter No. 1243, was honored as “Volunteer of the Year” at the annual Colorado ARRP Thanksgiving Volunteer...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks end day mixed on hope of tax compromise

NEW YORK – Stocks spent most of Monday in a funk brought on by cautious comments about the economy from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Hopes for a compromise on extending Bush-era tax cuts...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Holidays about survival as jobless benefits end

Shawn Slonsky’s children know by now not to give him Christmas lists filled with the latest gizmos. The 44-year-old union electrician is one of nearly 2 million Americans whose extended...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Tapping into exports

As U.S. markets continue their slow crawl toward recovery, local businesses looking to expand sales should consider setting their sights overseas.Business experts from the government and private...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Local accountant receives recognition FredrickZink & Associates, CPAs, announce that Sherin Clarke was recognized at the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants “CPAs Make a Difference”...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks recover after weak jobs report

NEW YORK – Stocks staged a late afternoon rally after spending most of the day weighed down by an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate. Indexes wound up closing higher for the third consecutive...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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