business and finance

This year’s goal: Control your finances

You can choose to make 2011 the year you gain control of your finances and begin living your dreams.This is the fourth in a series of columns about how to change your money habits for the new year....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Times sweet for chocolate factory

Many local businesses are continuing their struggle through the aftermath of the nation’s worst recession. But Durango’s only publicly traded company saw double-digit revenue growth last...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

For the geek in all of us

LAS VEGAS – Gadgets revealed at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas flop more often than they pop. This year’s show, however, delivered many products that are bound to...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Auto recovery pleases government official

DETROIT – An Obama administration official who oversaw the restructuring of the auto industry said Tuesday he was encouraged that U.S. automakers are returning to profitability despite tough...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Earnings reports push stocks up

NEW YORK – Strong profits from major retailers and an upgrade to Hewlett-Packard helped push stocks higher on Tuesday.Sears Holdings Corp. and Tiffany & Co. raised their earnings forecasts. Sears...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

SmartMoney magazine revamps

NEW YORK –Today’s investors are bombarded with stock tips: from the Web, from “Mad Money” Jim Cramer – even from their cell phones. How does a monthly magazine keep pace? For SmartMoney, the answer...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Durango Sports Club announces promotion The Durango Sports Club, 1600 Florida Road, announces that William McGarva has been promoted to general manager. McGarva attained a degree in exercise...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Potable water delivery business opens Aqua Drop Potable Water Delivery Inc. announces its opening on Jan. 5.The business is owned by Joni Taylor, Karrie Selike and Gary Frye. Each owner has decades...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Companies hope sourcing will stem illegal honey

FRESNO, Calif. – Honey companies and importers are launching a program in January to try to stop the flow of illegally sourced honey from coming into the country.The True Source Honey Initiative is...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Grants available for event marketing The Durango Business Improvement District announces that it has revised its special event marketing grant program. The program provides nominal grants to...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

High-tech predictions for a high-tech year

ATLANTA – My ability to predict the future is amazing. Even in college, my gifts of prediction were so powerful they created a paying job for me.My inability to predict the winning race horse at...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

The wonders a new ’do can do

Like many nonprofit organizations, the La Plata County Humane Society has spent the bulk of the nation’s worst recession trying to do more without more money to do it.But the organization isn’t...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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