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Fake drilling bids were ‘sabotage’

SALT LAKE CITY – To environmental activists, the ex-wilderness guide is a hero. A prosecutor on Tuesday described him as a saboteur.Tim DeChristopher is accused of placing fake bids on federal...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Bernanke: Rising oil prices pose threat to economy

WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Tuesday that a prolonged rise in oil prices would pose a danger to the economy. But he said a more likely outcome is a temporary...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Taco Bell unveils ads for beef image

NEW YORK – Taco Bell is turning to TV commercials to battle damage to its image from a lawsuit questioning its taco filling.The fast-food chain has been on the defensive since it was pushed into...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks slide with jump in oil prices

NEW YORK – Stocks sustained steep losses as oil prices surged Tuesday, renewing worries that higher fuel prices could hobble the economic recovery.Oil rose $2.66 to settle at $99.63 a barrel amid...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Small nonprofits get IRS break

Just in time for tax filing, the Internal Revenue Service has announced changes that aim to make life easier for small nonprofits and people struggling to pay delinquent tax bills.Under one new...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Renting to fashionistas

DENVER – For her 26th birthday, Kellie Hernandez wanted to get all glammed up for a night on the town, but her champagne tastes – designer dresses and professionally styled hair and makeup – didn’t...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Ski areas not just for summer

Colorado’s powerful attraction to tourists should mean ski country economies boom year-round in both good times and bad, says U.S. Sen. Mark Udall.That’s why the Colorado Democrat and a small group...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Seminar to focus on evaluations 4 Corners Job Service Employer Connection and San Juan College Workforce Training Center will present a training seminar, “Performance Feedback: Evaluations to...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stock market recovers as oil prices stabilize

NEW YORK – Stocks rose Friday as oil prices stabilized after a recent jump. The escalating turmoil in Libya still left major indexes down about 2 percent for the week. Oil prices settled at $97.88,...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks stabilize as crude prices ease; Dow off 37

NEW YORK – Stocks stabilized Thursday after two days of sharp declines brought on by Libya’s deepening political crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average recouped much of its losses after oil...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks fall on Libya, H-P earnings

NEW YORK – Stocks had their worst two-day pullback in six months after clashes in Libya sent oil prices to two-year highs and Hewlett-Packard said its revenue growth was slowing. Forces loyal to...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Cities use technology to cull ideas from residents

NEW YORK – In a city of millions, how many people go knocking on the door of City Hall?Most residents know that, at least in theory, they can bring their problems and ideas to elected officials....

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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