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Gold or greenery?

DELTA 1, Peru – A gold rush that accelerated with the onset of the 2008 global recession is compounding the woes of the Amazon basin, laying waste to Peruvian rain forest and spilling tons of toxic...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Local accountant serves on board The Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants announces that Sidny K. Zink of FredrickZink & Associates of Durango is the past chairwoman of its board of...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. stocks close higher for 1st time in June

NEW YORK – A bit of good news was all it took to break a weeklong slump in the stock market.A report that U.S. exports hit a record in April sent stocks sharply higher Thursday as investors hoped...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Jobs emerges to unveil synching service

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple CEO Steve Jobs briefly emerged from a medical leave to unveil a free service that lets customers share calendar entries, songs and other files among their devices more...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Bernanke: Economy slowing but growth ahead

WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke noted Tuesday that the job market and the economy have weakened in recent weeks. But he said that’s mainly because of higher gas prices and the...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Nuclear skeptics, advocates debate safety issues

PARIS – Energy officials at talks about preventing nuclear disasters were divided Tuesday over how much atomic plants should be open to neighborly scrutiny and if the world should shun or embrace...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Economy assessment sends stocks lower

NEW YORK – Stock indexes closed lower Tuesday, giving up earlier gains, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the economic recovery remains uneven. Bernanke offered no new steps to...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

When quitting is an option

SEATTLE – We all have those moments: The alarm goes off, and we think, “Do I really have to go to work today?”Most of the time, reason and routine win. We dismiss the thought, hop out of bed, hit...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Airport adds another airline as summer starts

Summertime in the mountains. All indications are that Durango will continue to experience modest but sustained growth for tourism.The Durango Area Tourism Office has taken numerous steps to...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | COLUMN: Destination Durango

Business Briefs

Marchell Fletcher achieves Million Dollar Round Table Marchell Fletcher of Prudential’s Greater Southwest Agency has achieved membership in the Million Dollar Round Table, an association of...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Businesses hesitant about exchange law

While business groups across the state lauded the health-care exchange bill that was signed into law last week, business owners in Durango aren’t quite sure what to think yet.“Everyone is kind of...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Take precautions to keep your PC safe from hackers

He is the sum of all your fears: This teenager sitting in the basement of his parents’ house while he hacks his way into your computer. With a few frenzied strokes, he’s in. Your whole life,...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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