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

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

Oregon again sees huge marijuana harvest

SALEM, Ore. – For the second year in a row, Oregon cannabis farmers have harvested more than a million pounds of usable marijuana. The huge harvest is again driving down prices for consumers and...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Some finalists named in Durango Chamber of Commerce awards

Finalists have been named in six categories for the annual Durango Rocks event to be held Jan. 17 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The event, presented by the Durango Chamber of...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

416 Fire lawsuit may be put on hold

A lawsuit accusing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad of starting the 416 Fire that burned more than 54,000 acres this summer may be put on a brief hold, or a stay of proceedings,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Wedding expo to be held Saturday

Whether a wedding date is two weeks away or two years in the future, the Two Hearts Wedding Expo brings together dozens of local exhibitors under one roof. Floral Expressions of Bayfield and...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Residents may voluntarily report vehicle ownership transfers

The Journal Colorado residents selling their vehicles may now voluntarily report an ownership transfer to the Division of Motor Vehicles. Beginning Jan. 1, pursuant to Colorado law CRS 42-6-109(3),...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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