business and finance

For U.S. economy, there’s no time like – time?

WASHINGTON – The best cure for the economy now is time.That’s the overwhelming opinion of leading economists in a new Associated Press survey. They say the Federal Reserve shouldn’t bother trying...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Jump-starting summer

Summer always will be the annual peak for dollars, people and events that fill Durango’s streets, but special events in town during the spring “preseason” have reason to brag as well this year with...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A family picnic, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo style

This is my annual pre-July 4 column to remind folks about Independence Day activities in Durango. Bear with me, and I’ll explain the reference to Yogi and Boo Boo.First, our second-most-asked...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Wall Street reverses lackluster two weeks

NEW YORK – A better-than-expected retail sales report reversed a two-week slump in the stock market Tuesday, sending indexes higher for only the third day this month.The Dow Jones industrial...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

South Texas enjoys boom from oil fracking

COTULLA, Texas – Bill Cotulla’s hand rests on the handle of his great-grandfather’s cane, his gravelly voice recounting the changes in the small town his ancestor founded and named for himself...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Tax seminar to be held for nonprofits, donors A “Nonprofit Taxation: Not an Oxymoron!” seminar will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. June 28 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.This is a...

DATE: June 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Pulled from poverty

Some sad stories have happy endings. But six months ago, single father of four Butch Lawrence would never have guessed that his story would be one of them.“I was upset at the world and couldn’t get...

DATE: June 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Government faults 3 lenders for mortgage-aid efforts

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is blaming the three largest U.S. mortgage lenders for the failures of its foreclosure-prevention program. It says they’ve done little to help people at risk...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

This summer, get the most out of your money

During the summer months, vacations, weekend trips and nights out can quickly overheat your checkbook and melt down your budget.But fun doesn’t have to break your budget this year. A few simple,...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Equity in U.S. homes near a record low

WASHINGTON – Falling real estate prices are eating away at home equity.The percentage of their homes that Americans own is near its lowest point since World War II, the Federal Reserve said...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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