business and finance

Land Title Guarantee Company promotes two Durango employees

Land Title Guarantee Co.’s Durango branch recently promoted team members Brianna Taulli and Angie Apolinario to closing associates. Taulli and Apolinario will manage and present real estate...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

First National Bank of Durango hires new mortgage loan officer

First National Bank of Durango recently hired Jen Simon as a mortgage loan officer. Before being hired in 2014 as marketing and development director, Simon worked for the American Cancer Society as...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Tickets now on sale for ‘Durango Rocks’ awards event

Tickets are on sale for the Chamber of Commerce “Durango Rocks” awards event, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall. The event begins...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango BID’s year-end survey submissions to end Jan. 6

The deadline for the Business Improvement District’s 2016 year-end survey is Friday, Jan. 6. Visit www.downtowndurango.org to complete the survey and submit additional comments for the 2017 year....

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Bernsteen now offering surgery services at Riverview Animal Hospital

Veterinary surgeon Dr. Lynda Bernsteen is currently offering orthopedic, complex soft-tissue, and reconstructive surgery services at Riverview Animal Hospital at 670 S. Camino del Rio. Bernsteen...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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For 40 years, presidents have spent Inauguration Eve at Blair House - will Trump?

WASHINGTON – Where will Donald Trump spend Inauguration Eve? Will he embrace tradition and stay at Blair House? Or will he opt for something grander – say, his eponymous luxury hotel just a few...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates wander higher

Fixed mortgage rates moved slightly higher this week, closing out the year with their ninth straight increase. After jumping 14 basis points – a basis point is 0.01 percentage point – the week...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Pending home sales tumble in November

WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in November. The decrease likely reflects the drag caused by rising mortgage rates and the shallow inventory of properties on the market....

DATE: Jan. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Inventory, interest rates top real estate concerns for 2017

The past year for La Plata County real estate was a steady one in sales, a slow one for in-town builds and a diverse one for new and advancing projects. For the first time, partially because of...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Vantiv expects to be No. 1 payment processor in 2017

It’s been about two and half years since Vantiv bought Mercury Payment Systems, and changes in how consumers buy products are expected to help the company and its Durango office continue to grow...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Here’s some financial resolutions you can keep

Let’s face the grim truth: Those 10 pounds you want to lose will likely be among your New Year’s resolutions next year, too. If you really want a sense of accomplishment, take care of money tasks...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Burger robots: Labor nod revives image but reality’s complex

NEW YORK – It’s a scenario often invoked by critics of minimum wage increases: fast-food workers replaced with burger-flipping robots. The imagery resurfaced when President-elect Donald Trump named...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business