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
Urgent: Gold up on weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales data - Individual.com Exchange rose on Wednesday as investors weighed soft U.S. retail sales in July. The most active gold contract for December delivery rose 3.9 U... 08/13/2014 - 3:08 pm | View Link
Dovish BoE helps buoy Britain's FTSE - Reuters Britain's FTSE flat as weak US data offsets dovish BoE comments - Reuters 08/13/2014 - 2:25 pm | View Link
Gold Gets Boost from U.S. Retail Sales Report Miss - Forbes.com ... was lifted following a weaker-than ... up $4.50 at $1,313.50. December Comex silver last traded down $0.05 at $19.92 an ounce. U.S. retail ... 08/13/2014 - 2:11 pm | View Link
Copper dips to seven-week low - Financial Express METALS-Copper slumps to 7-week low on China demand fears - Reuters Africa 08/13/2014 - 1:36 pm | View Link
PRECIOUS-Gold prices rise after U.S. retail sales data - CNBC PRECIOUS-Gold prices rise after U.S. retail sales disappoint - Reuters Africa 08/13/2014 - 10:40 am | 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 - 1:57 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 - 12:20 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 - 12:58 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
U.S. Retail Sales : Definition, Statistics & Components Retail sales rose just 0.5% in July, thanks to declining department store and auto sales. This means that third quarter GDP growth could remain sluggish. 08/30/2014 - 12:08 am | View Website
Online Retail Sales Index | Business Research and Insights Online retail sales growth rebounded in May, after a small decline in April. Online spending totalled $15.3 billion in the past year. Groceries & Liquor and ... 08/29/2014 - 5:45 am | View Website
July Retail Sales: Another Month of Disappointing Data The Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that sales in July were flat month-over-month (up 0.04% to two decimal places), down from 0.2% in June. 08/29/2014 - 3:15 am | View Website
Retail Retail is the sale of goods and services from individuals or businesses to the end-user. Retailers are part of an integrated system called the supply chain. 08/28/2014 - 8:38 am | View Website
Retail Sales, December 2013 Contains a first estimate of retail sales in value and volume terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted. 08/27/2014 - 5:29 pm | View Website
“Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration,” said Thomas Edison. The quote immaculately and succinctly captures the ingredients to success, and appears to be – at least to those who still believe he invented the light bulb - classic Edison: genius. Except for one minor detail. Edison never actually wrote or 
Image Credit: Flickr user TydenceDusty tech billionaires may be the only thing that can help Burning Man, which came to its annual fiery conclusion this weekend, overcome a pleasant problem: Even after capping attendance at around 70,000 people, the interactive arts and music festival is having trouble handling its own overwhelming popularity. It’s hard to overstate how surprising this is.
Soon, you won't need to be the Flash for quicker Web browsing.
Flickr user: Katie Krueger
The Web is going to get faster in the very near future. And sadly, this is rare enough to be news.
The speed bump won't be because our devices are getting faster, but they are. It won't be because some giant company created something great, though they probably have. The Web will be getting faster very soon because a small group of developers saw a problem and decided to solve it for all of us.
That problem is images. As of August 2014, the size of the average page in the top 1,000 sites on the Web is 1.7MB.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares drifted lower on Tuesday, with momentum from prior gains fading as investors were left short of cues with the U. S. markets closed on Monday, while the euro continued to probe one-year lows in the uncertainty over the European Central Bank's policy decision later this week.