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
Fuel drop skews card figures - New Zealand Herald ... likely to be even lower on average over December. "But weaker fuel prices ... card transactions now account for 69 per cent of retail sales. 12/9/2014 - 11:27 am | View Link
ECONOMIC GROWTH CONTINUES IN 2015; Manufacturing Growth Expected in ... - Yahoo! Finance ECONOMIC GROWTH CONTINUES IN 2015; Manufacturing Growth Expected in ... - Reuters 12/9/2014 - 10:25 am | View Link
China under pressure as imports shrink 6.72 - MENAFN ... which contributed to a weaker reading. ... ratio cut in December introduction of ... on factory output fixed-asset investment and retail ... 12/9/2014 - 5:42 am | View Link
Stocks End Lower After Weak Global Data - Morningstar.com Stocks Lower After Weak Global Data - Morningstar.com 12/1/2014 - 6:58 am | View Link
December Swoon: Bad Omen or Momentary Blip? This rally has endured far worse than weaker-than-expected retail sales. Sequestration, near-government defaults, endless geopolitical strife, the ongoing European debt crisis – investors have ignored them all the past few years, sending stocks to new ... 12/16/2014 - 7:04 am | View Link
Has Black Friday damaged December sales? Has the retail games industry just moved all its sales out of ... Now things are looking a bit weaker. Software sales (revenue and units) are down 21 per cent week-on-week in 2014. 1.4m games were sold, which is 225,000 fewer units than what the sector ... 12/15/2014 - 10:57 am | View Link
Gold, Silver may witness volatility ahead of US jobs, retail sales data MUMBAI: European equity indices are trading on a mixed top weaker note with mining and oil related companies ... We have US Jobless claims and Retail sales data which may keep the commodity volatile in latter half with bias from our side staying modestly ... 12/11/2014 - 1:43 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 - 3:57 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
Retail Sales News, Photos and Videos Browse Retail Sales latest news and updates, watch videos and view all photos and more. Join the discussion and find more about Retail Sales at abcnews.com 12/20/2014 - 9:51 pm | View Website
ADVANCE MONTHLY SALES FOR RETAIL AND FOOD SERVICES ... 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 ... 12/20/2014 - 5:12 pm | View Website
November Retail Sales: A Strong Prelude to the Holiday Season The Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that sales in November came in at 0.7% (0.72% at two decimals) month-over-month, up from 04% in October. 12/20/2014 - 12:04 pm | View Website
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Monthly & Annual Retail Trade, Main Page Monthly Retail Trade Report. The October 2014 Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services report was released on December 11, 2014 for sales and inventories, and available as: 12/19/2014 - 7:22 pm | View Website
How does your salary compare to the national average? The UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently published the preliminary results of their Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings for 2014. For the year ending in April 2014, the annual average wage for full-time employees was £27,200, an increase of 0.7% from the previous year.
Tunis (AFP) - Tunisians voted Sunday in the runoff of the first free presidential election in the country's history, the final leg of an at times bumpy four-year transition from dictatorship. The second round vote pits 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of the anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, against incumbent Moncef Marzouki, who held the post through an alliance with the moderate Islamist movement Ennahda.
VIENNA (Reuters) - Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena expects to complete its planned capital increase by July and can use divestments to help plug a hole in its balance sheet, Chairman Alessandro Profumo told an Austrian newspaper.
Aging billionaire superstar versus young up-and-comer. It couldn’t be a more classic battle, especially as literally billions of dollars hang in the balance. The seemingly near-perfect history of Pimco, the money managing giant from Newport Beach,