Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
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
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
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Declining inventories crimp U.S. Q2 growth, consumer spending surges - Yahoo! Finance Declining inventories crimp U.S. second-quarter growth, consumer ... - Yahoo! Finance 08/26/2016 - 12:26 pm | View Link
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Asian Stocks Locked in Pre-Yellen Limbo -- 2nd Update - Morningstar.com A weaker dollar pushes the yen ... A December rate increase has become ... profits throughout the retail ... billion), thanks to increased ... 08/26/2016 - 4:59 am | View Link
Fed to wait until December for a rate hike Moreover, while the employment figures are very important, what we have re-cently learnt is that the GDP growth in the US economy has been weaker and data over the ... the monthly consumption figures and retail sales figures were very strong but it was ... 08/16/2016 - 8:32 pm | View Link
UK retail sales suffer sharpest monthly decline in over a year in December "The weaker than expected December retail sales data is the final prod that causes us to trim our estimate of GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2015 to 0.4% quarter-on-quarter from the 0.5% that we had previously anticipated," said Howard Archer ... 01/21/2016 - 9:02 pm | View Link
UK retail sales weaker than hoped in December, says CBI report, while outlook for January is worst since May 2012 He added: 'However, retailers are not particularly upbeat about sales prospects in January.' The CBI survey follows on from Office for National Statistics data last week which showed that retail sales volumes jumped 1.7 per cent month-on-month and 5.0 ... 12/20/2015 - 7:19 pm | View Link
Retail sales dropped 2% in December: Statistics Canada Retail sales in Canada ... stores due to higher sales at beer, wine and liquor stores, specialty food stores and convenience stores. Statistics Canada said most store types associated with holiday shopping registered weaker sales in December, more than ... 02/19/2015 - 11:00 am | View Link
Were December retail sales really that bad? A weak morning got even weaker after 8:30 a.m. ET when December retail sales came in down 0.9 percent, well below consensus estimates of a 0.2-percent drop. It was the largest monthly decline since January 2014. S&P futures immediately dropped about 10 ... 01/14/2015 - 5:22 am | View Link
2016 begins with slower retail sales, high inventories Freight demand is likely to stay even lower than usual in early 2016, thanks to retail inventories that climbed higher in November and a drop in December retail sales ... 08/28/2016 - 1:06 am | View Website
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One of the biggest questions since Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) unveiled its Model 3 in March has been how the electric-car maker would make customers pay for access to its robust Supercharger network. After all, the convenient long-distance travel enabled by these chargers, which can provide up to 170 miles of charge in 30 minutes, are one of the company's best perks for its vehicle fleet, compared with the charging options available for electric cars by other manufacturers.
One of this bulldog's wildest dreams has come true: he has access to the refrigerator. But he's not allowed to be there. There's not much time. He must choose a snack — and fast.
Luckily, he has great taste in snacks. After a few quick sniffs, he goes where any self-respecting dog would go.
Kickstarter officially launched on Wednesday in Singapore and Hong Kong, a move the company expects will smooth the way for startups in the region keen to be part of the crowdfunding phenomenon.
This represents the company's proper entrance in Asia, and it hopes to attract more companies from the region onto the platform that helped launch hits like Oculus, the Pebble watch and Coolest Cooler.
SEE ALSO: Amazon launches Kickstarter section
Before this, entrepreneurs who wanted to be on Kickstarter needed to either be a resident in, or have a registered company in regions such as North America, Australia or Europe.
Image source: Square. Square's (NYSE: SQ) business is booming, but its share price performance has been lousy since it entered the public markets last November. Year-to-date, shares of Square have lost about 8% of their value, under-performing the broader market. At these levels, Square may offer more adventurous investors some upside, but the company is not without its risks.