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
US casino revenue up nearly 5 percent in 2012 Things are looking up for most of the nation’s commercial casinos, as gambling revenue increased by nearly 5 percent last year and jobs held roughly steady. According to the annual survey of casinos by the American Gaming Association, America’s nontribal casinos took in $37.3 billion from gamblers last year, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2011. More
Will China Step Up Economic Stimulus? - Wall Street Journal China Industrial Production Growth Falls to Six-Year Low - Atlanta Journal And Constitution 09/14/2014 - 3:27 pm | View Link
King Dollar and the Peripheries - Safe Haven ... to 69 bps. The implied yield on December 2015 ... Retail Money Funds declined $1.7bn. Money market ... 9 - Financial Times (Tracy Alloway): ... 09/12/2014 - 10:56 am | View Link
The Week Ahead: Profiting From a Weak Euro - Forbes.com ... support, line b, on December 12 ... the yen will get even weaker, which ... term confidence in the jobs and income outlooks.” Retail Sales ... 09/12/2014 - 7:10 am | View Link
Loonie closes third of a cent lower, hitting five-month low - Globe and Mail Loonie lower amid economic growth worries - StockHouse USA 09/12/2014 - 4:55 am | View Link
Dollar Gains on Rates as Ruble Slides; Europe Index Futures Gain - Washington Post Reports on industrial production and retail sales are due tomorrow. ... ruble traded 0.5 percent weaker at 37 ... Wheat futures for December ... 09/11/2014 - 2:50 pm | View Link
Key December retail sales trail rest of UK THE value of Scottish retail sales in the key trading month of December was down 1.1% on a year earlier, a significantly weaker showing than that in the UK as a whole, industry figures have revealed. This "setback" for the retail sector north of the Border ... 01/14/2014 - 3:57 pm | View Link
U.K. December retail sales get online boost: BRC LONDON--U.K. retail sales ended 2013 weaker than most of the year but a boost from online non-food sales ensured they were stronger than in December 2012, a survey showed Friday. As well as showing the increasing importance of retailers' online strategy to ... 01/9/2014 - 12:50 pm | View Link
Retail sales rise 0.5% in December Retail sales rose just 5.2% in 2012. That's slower than the 7.9% growth in 2011 and 5.6% growth in 2010. And 2013 could be even weaker because lawmakers and President Obama allowed a two-year reduction in Social Security payroll taxes to lapse. Most ... 01/15/2013 - 11:15 am | View Link
U.S. retail sales weaker than expected in December, jobless claims rise WASHINGTON – Retail sales rose at the weakest pace in seven months in December and first-time claims for jobless benefits moved higher last week, signs the economic recovery remains shaky despite a pick-up in growth. Total retail sales increased 0.1% ... 01/12/2012 - 5:25 am | View Link
U.S. Retail Sales Hit All-Time High in December This was mostly due to weaker sales earlier in 2010. December's data also provides the ability to estimate holiday sales. Here's another chart that considers just November and December retail sales, excluding autos, for the past decade: This appears to ... 01/14/2011 - 1:50 am | View Link
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US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales: US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales historical data, charts, stats and more. US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales is at a current level of 6.40% ... 09/29/2014 - 10:45 am | View Website
ADVANCE MONTHLY SALES FOR RETAIL AND FOOD SERVICES AUGUST ... Table 1. Estimated Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services, by Kind of Business (Total sales estimates are shown in millions of dollars and are based on data from ... 09/29/2014 - 8:58 am | View Website
Monthly & Annual Retail Trade, Main Page Monthly Retail Trade Report. The July 2014 Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services report was released on September 12, 2014 for sales and inventories, and available as: 09/29/2014 - 6:13 am | View Website
You spent all year dreaming up a concept, painstakingly executed your costume weeks in advance. Then you show up to the party utterly disappointed in your performance — you've been outdone.
What you thought was an amazing Halloween costume is actually a couple linens haphazardly sewn together coupled with some bad face paint
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There's always somebody that goes above and beyond making their Halloween costume, but don't worry, there's still time for you to be a showstopper this year.
Mothers outnumbered fathers throughout much of human history, a new DNA analysis of people around the world shows.
The genetic findings offer evidence for polygyny, when one man has many wives, and other reproductive customs, as people migrated out of Africa.
"[Historically] more of the women were reproducing than the men," study researcher Mark Stoneking, a professor of biological anthropology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, told Live Science in an email.
Management thinking is in a rut. This is a harsh thing to say, but it must be said. Despite all the great brainpower being applied, the field of management is failing to provide the empirical, grounded, actionable guidance that organizations require in today’s economy. Most of what passes for novel thinking 
Berlin (AFP) - Germany's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to cap ballooning property rents in high-demand urban neighbourhoods in a law set to come into force early next year. In order to keep city rents broadly affordable, landlords will be barred from raising them by more than 10 percent above the local average for new tenants.
It's all fun and games until your smartphone battery dies
Whether you're passing time or procrastinating, mobile games offer endless hours of entertainment. But with advanced graphics, special effects and more, games can sharply cut your device's battery life and quietly eat up your data plan.
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From Angry Birds to Candy Crush Saga, many of the culprits include games we all love and play regularly — especially when we keep them running in the background.