business and finance

Mortgage rates tick down

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, starting the year with an inducement to prospective home buyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Next home-buying class set for Jan. 26

Homesfund of Southwest Colorado is hosting a Homebuyer Education Class from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Sitter Hall, Room 710, at Fort Lewis College. The class is meant to make the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Economic Outlook takes place on Tuesday

Fort Lewis College is hosting the 27th annual Southwest Economic Outlook from 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Community Concert Hall. Experts in business and economics will present their view of the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Artisan Foods makes purchases

On Dec. 17, Mark and Kara Grubis of Durango Artisan Foods purchased O’Hara’s Jam and Jellies as well as San Juan Mountain Mustard. O’Hara’s Jams and Jellies has been in business since 1996. In...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Five workplace predictions for 2019

NEW YORK – Some predictions about life at work in 2019 are hard to know: whether the economy will slow down, and if so, when. Others seem like sure bets: The #MeToo movement will continue, with...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Piñon Project offers free rentals of outdoor gear

Local businesses and a grant have helped the Piñon Project set up an outdoor-gear library to serve local school programs, youth groups and other organizations. The inventory of gear is funded by a...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

2018 a busy year in Durango’s business world

The 416 Fire, and its aftermath, left a scar on the business community in the Durango area in 2018, but most companies were able to weather the storm. Retail outlets, especially on Main Avenue,...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Elevation Customer Builders welcomes new designer

Kim Eisner of Candent Design joins Elevation Custom Builders as an in-house designer specializing in new construction, remodels and lighting design. Eisner brings an eye for aesthetics and...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Here’s the money advice I’d leave to my grandkids

We are living in the gig economy. Many of us work part time or on projects, provide a service or own a small business. Each of these is temporary, but they shape who we are. Writing Money Savvy has...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

U.S. long-term mortgage rates dropped to 4.55 percent average

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, offering a slight degree of relief to would-be homebuyers after the stock market has tumbled. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Chiropractic practice finds a home on Main

Iris Davidson is expanding her chiropractic practice – she’s adding humans to a mix of clientele that has primarily focused on dogs and horses, with only an occasional spine adjustment for an owner...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

This Saturday, not Black Friday, is when the real money is spent

NEW YORK – Waiting until the weekend to do your holiday shopping? You’re not alone: Today may be the biggest spending day of the year. Although Black Friday used to be America’s biggest single...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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