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Western vintners hope late harvest makes fine wine

FRESNO, Calif. – A cool summer along the West Coast has made for a hurried harvest in the nation’s top winemaking region’s as growers rush to beat the first frost. Vintners, however, are hopeful...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Despite foreclosure halt, mortgage crisis not over

MIAMI – For most Americans at risk of losing their homes, the brutal business of foreclosure goes on.Bank of America halted foreclosures across the country to address paperwork problems, but three...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Agency’s loans help in tough times

As the economic recession drags on and bank loans get tougher to get, local economists and small business owners say alternative sources for loans and financial assistance are now helping some...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks end higher after release of Fed minutes

NEW YORK – Traders pushed shares higher Tuesday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting kept hope alive that the central bank would take more action to stimulate the economy.The Fed...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Insurance, financial advisers to meet The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Southwest Colorado will meet from noon to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Bicycle sales, repair shop opens San Juan Cycles announces its opening at 111 E. 30th St.The business offers full-service bicycle repair, road and mountain bikes, tune-ups, suspension and hydraulic...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Chocolate Factory to offer yogurt

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory last week announced plans to launch a new nationwide franchise concept called Aspen Leaf Yogurt.Tight lending markets continue to affect the company’s new and...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Rocky Mountain reports higher revenue despite sour economy

Durango’s only publicly traded company, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, is weathering one of the nation’s worst recessions well, said company executives.In its quarterly release to investors...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Home grown

DES MOINES, Iowa – Gardens have been named the hottest trend in restaurants this year as more chefs involved with the eat local food movement decide to grow their own tomatoes, herbs and other...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Shoppers may have Christmas power

NEW YORK – The Christmas shopping season doesn’t kick off for another six weeks, but retailers already are signaling they’re prepared to discount aggressively to entice shoppers still skittish...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stonehouse Subs closes after 17 years

Alternately serving as a family residence, a bakery, a veterinarian’s office and a sub sandwich shop, the old stone house on 12th Street now sits vacant.Stonehouse Subs, the building’s most recent...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Bank bailout supporters struggling for re-election

WASHINGTON – The government’s giant bank bailout may well have averted a second Great Depression, economists say, but a lot of voters aren’t buying it. Support for the program is turning into a...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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