business and finance

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

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

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