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Mortgage rates soar to 7-year highs

NEW YORK – Five consecutive weeks of increases pushed mortgage rates to their highest level since April 2011. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 to receive USDA loan and grant funds

The Region 9 Economic Development District of SouthWest Colorado, Inc. has been approved for a Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program loan and grant through USDA Rural Development. This funding...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Maria’s Bookshop hires 2 booksellers

Maria’s Bookshop has hired two new employees. Nancy Krauss will be a new bookseller. Previously, she owned a pet-boarding business in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. She also worked in real estate...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA hires a new lineman

Journeyman Lineman Eddie Quintana has joined the La Plata Electric Association in the Operations Department. He brings years of experience to the co-op. In the electric utility industry, linemen...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

HomesFund hosts upcoming home-buying classes

The HomesFund will be holding two home-buyer education classes in October. The first is Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Bayfield Town Hall building, and the second is on Saturday, Oct. 13, in Sittner...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Small business group names 2018 ‘State Star’

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) selected Mary Shepherd as the 2018 State Star. Shepherd serves as the executive director of the Southwest Colorado SBDC, hosted at...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Absolute Physical Therapy turns 2

Absolute Physical Therapy & Wellness will mark its two-year anniversary from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at its clinic, 277 East Eighth Ave. in Durango.

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Registration underway for 12th annual Economic Summit

A University of Chicago professor and entrepreneur will discuss leadership and a panel of local tourism industry leaders will discuss resiliency in the wake of a tough year at the 12th annual...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Let’s make conference & events center a reality

I last wrote about an arts, conferences and events center in October 2017, nearly a year ago. A group has been meeting for nearly 18 months to create a plan for this type of facility for Durango,...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Man and machines

NEW YORK – In the next four years, more than 75 million jobs may be lost as companies shift to more automation, according to new estimates by the World Economic Forum. But the same projections have...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Wells Fargo to cut 10% of workforce

NEW YORK – Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, the bank announced on Thursday, which will result in thousands of job losses for employees of the...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

It’s high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

NEW YORK – Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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