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
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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 - 6:25 am | View Link
Retail Sales Disappoint But this morning’s weaker-than-expected Retail Sales report puts a dampener on rising expectations on the consumer spending front. The earnings miss from Best Buy (BBY - Analyst Report) will not help matters either. We got a weaker-than-expected 0.2% ... 12/13/2011 - 1:18 am | View Link
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 ... 11/26/2014 - 9:36 pm | View Website
8501.0 CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE This issue includes new quarterly measures of total retail turnover per capita. The full time series is available from the Downloads tab of this ... 11/26/2014 - 3:43 am | View Website
October Retail Sales: A Welcome Bounce from the September Dip The Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that sales in October came in at 0.3% (0.34% at two decimals) month-over-month, up from -0.3% in September. 11/24/2014 - 5:35 pm | View Website
ADVANCE MONTHLY SALES FOR RETAIL AND FOOD SERVICES OCTOBER ... 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 ... 11/24/2014 - 11:16 am | View Website
Monthly & Annual Retail Trade, Main Page Monthly Retail Trade Report. The September 2014 Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services report was released on November 14, 2014 for sales and inventories, and ... 11/24/2014 - 4:49 am | View Website
Even at full price, the $35 Chromecast is one of the best deals in tech, so when it's a full 1/3 off, it'd almost be criminal not to buy it. And when you factor in the two free months of Hulu+, you're really only paying about $10 for the hardware.
A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, killing at least five Afghan civilians and wounding more than 30 others, officials said.
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An embassy spokesman confirmed the attack and said some people in the vehicle were wounded, without providing further details.
Shanghai's stock exchange is booming again, but for how long? Bloomberg is taking a pretty dim view of the sudden upswing for mainland China's biggest financial centre. The Shanghai stock exchange composite index was down for the year to date, until September. It's now surging upwards, with a 1% climb today, leaving it an astonishing 28.45% ahead of its January open.
VIENNA (Reuters) - Gulf oil producers led by Saudi Arabia are expected to press the case on Thursday for not yet cutting OPEC output, despite calls from some members of the group to bolster sagging prices by removing surplus crude from the market.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Indonesia's Lion Group is expected to sign a deal on Thursday to buy about 40 ATR 72-600 aircraft for nearly $1 billion at list prices, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.