Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
Sears Didn't Move Fast Enough, CEO Says Sears continues to struggle to get a "decent" return on its assets and the retailer didn't move fast enough to cut expenses after the financial crisis, the CEO said at the annual meeting. More
J.C. Penney ad apologizes to customers The ad comes after the Plano, Texas-based company last month fired its CEO, Ron Johnson, after 17 months on the job and rehired his predecessor Mike Ullman. Johnson's ambitious changes included getting rid of most sales and bringing in new, hip brands. More
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A baffling silence The Middle East has been a theatre of deep changes in the last three years and a half, brought about by contradictory strategies and opposite visions to reshape the region — and the Gulf in a later stage. 07/11/2014 - 10:28 am | View Link
Entrepreneurship in the Middle East Gets Boost Through Crowdfunded Loans Kiva.org and Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd. Launch “Change is in Your Hands" Campaign to Alleviate Poverty Through Entrepreneurship in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (PRWeb June 30, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11983384.htm 06/30/2014 - 5:27 am | View Link
NATO foreign ministers agree to bolster Ukraine’s defenses NATO foreign ministers endorsed a series of support measures to bolster Ukraine’s defense capabilities in areas such as logistics, cyberdefense and command and control, the alliance’s top official said. 06/25/2014 - 10:39 am | View Link
ISIL’s impact ripples beyond Iraq's borders Militants do not have the numbers to storm Baghdad, but could use money and material obtained in Iraq offensive elsewhere 06/24/2014 - 8:14 pm | View Link
OneVoice Youth Leadership Program Leaders awarded the 2014 IIE Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute of International Education (IIE) has awarded the 2014 IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East to Tal Harris and Samer Makhlouf of the OneVoice Movement's Youth Leadership Program, which mobilizes young... 06/24/2014 - 1:45 pm | View Link
ISIL’s impact ripples beyond Iraq's borders the unexpected success of these Sunni fighters is having a ripple effect across the region, imperilling several other areas. “Jihadis are not on the verge of storming Baghdad,” concludes a report this week from the International Crisis Group. ISIL’s ... 06/24/2014 - 3:15 pm | View Link
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Borders end to have ripple effect across country (AP) -- What happens when a pioneer like Borders goes out of business? Depends on who you ask. The biggest changes could come to the book publishing industry: As Borders stores disappear, the bookselling landscape could rapidly change, forcing authors to ... 07/20/2011 - 7:43 am | View Link
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The executive board of the International Monetary Fund is expressing confidence in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated.
In a brief statement, the 24-member board says it continues to have "confidence in the managing director's ability to effectively carry out her duties.
The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading.
Chip maker Avago Technologies jumped nearly 8 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' estimates.
The latest reports on the U. S. economy were mixed.