business and finance

Tractor Supply Co. supplies FFA funding

Tractor Supply Co. raised $7,000 through the third annual Grants for Growing program for youth-led agriculture projects provided by the National Future Farmers of America Organization. Tractor...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

10 bad habits that can cost homeowners in the long run

NEW YORK – Every homeowner makes mistakes. The real trouble, however, starts when these blunders become habits that cost a lot of money over time. Some behaviors also create safety issues. If...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Landing the right house in a tough market

NEW YORK – It’s tough out there for would-be homeowners. They’re facing rising mortgage rates, higher home prices and a shortage of available houses in many markets. Plus, recent changes to the tax...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

High-flying home prices get another jolt

NEW YORK – The U.S. housing market’s storyline for the last several years has been one of steady demand and limited supply, pushing prices ever higher. Now, a new chapter has opened up for the...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates highest since 2013

WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week, reaching their highest level in more than four years and denting prospective home purchasers’ prospects amid the spring...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Why the liquor industry wants to get self-driving cars on the road

NEW YORK – Automakers and tech firms have long been the ones hustling to get self-driving cars on the street. But they’ve lately been joined by a surprise ally: America’s alcohol industry. In...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

City of Durango updating sign code to comply with First Amendment

The city of Durango’s rules on signs – commercial, political, religious or otherwise – will be updated this summer to be content neutral. The change will bring the city into compliance with a...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Laser Therapy opens in Durango

Animas Laser Therapy recently opened at 48 County Road 250, Suite 6, and offers noninvasive medical laser services for pain management, fat-loss and skin renewal. Dr. Michelle Hemingway is taking...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Chamber of Commerce to hold tech conference

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will hold its Tech-Knowledge 2018 conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the DoubleTree Hotel. Michael Genest, a 37-year veteran of NASA’s human spaceflight...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road to homeownership gets rockier

LOS ANGELES – Higher mortgage rates are making the already challenging task of buying an affordable home even tougher for many Americans this spring. In metro areas such as Denver, buyers are...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Organize your dreams for success

You can live the life of your dreams. I promised you that in my previous column and gave you an exercise for how to envision the life you want and clarify your goals. Today, I’m offering a...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Local company may buy Western Excelsior mill site

Aspen Wall Wood is interested in purchasing the remaining assets of the Western Excelsior mill facility in Mancos, officials from both companies announced during a Montezuma County commissioners...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business