USA Today publisher targeted for buyout

DENVER – The publisher of USA Today has received a $1.36 billion buyout bid from a media group with a history of taking over struggling newspapers and slashing jobs. MNG Enterprises, better known...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Alan Plummer Associates acquires FEI Engineers

FEI Engineers, a water and wastewater engineering firm with offices in Durango and Denver, has been purchased by Alan Plummer Associates Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas-based water and wastewater...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Bed Bath & Beyond rally loses steam

Bed Bath & Beyond shocked investors with a rosy forecast for fiscal 2020, but analysts remain skeptical about the company’s ability to hit its targets. Some doubt the company’s strategy of...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

‘What is bitcoin?’ topped Google’s 2018 trending list

NEW YORK – Bitcoin’s mesmerizing rise and fall in the past year has left investors and regulators asking, “What just happened?” Many are also asking an even more fundamental question: “What is...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New efficiency strategy helps Union Pacific soar

NEW YORK – Union Pacific Corp. surged the most since 2009 after hiring a protegé of railroading legend Hunter Harrison to guide the company’s shift to a new efficiency strategy. Jim Vena, 60, will...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

VCs plowed a record $9.3 billion into AI startups last year

NEW YORK – Artificial intelligence was a no-brainer bet for humans in 2018. Venture capital funding of AI companies soared 72 percent last year, hitting a record $9.3 billion, according to a new...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Workshop examines mental health at work

A three-part workshop, Mental Wealth in the Workplace, will be presented by the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center in January at the Durango Public Library. The workshop will...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Natural Foods sets vote to shutter operations

Member-owners of Durango Natural Foods will vote later this month on whether to dissolve the cooperative or elect a new board in an attempt to make the nonprofit financially stable. DNF is...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado AgrAbility Project returns to Montezuma County

The Colorado AgrAbility Project, which helps farmers with disabilities or other barriers to work, will hold a winter workshop at Pueblo Community College Southwest in Mancos on Jan. 23. The project...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

San Juan Basin Beef Symposium will have a drought focus

The annual San Juan Basin Beef Symposium at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds will focus this year on resiliency, profitability and herd health. The symposium will be held Feb. 6 at the Montezuma...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Four Corners Film Office to go under the Durango Film Institute

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado announced Monday that the Four Corners Film Office program will move under the Durango Film Institute. As of Jan. 1, the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

You won’t believe where Ska Brewing’s second biggest market is

It took the right timing, the right beer and a little bit of luck for Ska Brewing Co. to find its second biggest market. It seems odd that of all places in the world, Sweden would be such a huge...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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