business and finance

10 years later

NEW YORK – Flashback to fall 2008 and you’ll remember the free-fall the U.S. economy experienced. At the heart of it was the collapse of the housing market. If you were house-hunting before the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Regulators sue Colorado trucking company for discrimination

GREELEY – Federal regulators recently sued the Greeley-based trucking firm JBS Carriers, alleging it violated federal law by using pre-employment screening to reject job applicants on the basis of...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Quarry experiencing labor shortage amid immigration debate

DENVER (AP) – Josh Buster should be pretty excited that Denver is working to revamp all of its sidewalks. He’s the general manager of Lyons Sandstone, operators of a quarry that’s has sourced the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates retreat a bit

NEW YORK – Fixed mortgage rates stumbled slightly this week, falling for the first time in more than a month. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Americans feel upbeat about wages ... but should they?

Economists say the country is close to full employment, but pay gains for American workers have been flat since 2015. Even a recent uptick in wage growth risks being wiped out by inflation. So why...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

FredrickZink & Associates welcomes Kristi Barnett

Kristi Barnett has joined FredrickZink & Associates as a senior accountant and brings more than 10 years of experience in public accounting, preparing tax returns for individuals, corporations,...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Lunches with leaders Tuesday at Ore House

The Young Professionals of Durango will host a Lunches with Leaders from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ore House restaurant, 147 E. College Drive. The lunch features speaker Cynthia...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Nurse practitioner joins Pediatric Partners

Lisa Isenberg has joined Pediatric Partners of the Southwest as a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Bayfield satellite office. Isenberg received her undergraduate degree from Jewish Hospital...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Denver firm buys San Juan Basin oil wells

Encana Corp. announced Monday it has reached an agreement to sell its San Juan Basin assets, located in northern New Mexico, for $480 million to Denver-based DJR Energy. DJR Energy currently...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Animas High graduate uses biology to predict stock prices

Professionals on Wall Street are highly paid to predict where stocks and stock markets are headed. The most prescient, think Warren Buffet, are billionaires. Izzy Simpson, 18, who graduated last...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango nonprofit offers loans to purchase manufactured homes

Prospective manufactured homebuyers can struggle to find a loan, but a Durango nonprofit is offering a new financing option. For the first time, HomesFund , a Durango-based nonprofit, is offering...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lodgers tax should be used to promote Durango

Tourism is an industry based upon travel and fun, and is an integral part of our economy, both here in Durango and La Plata County, as well as our state and nation. In 2017, the travel industry...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2018 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

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