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
3 Stocks to Cash In on Abenomics - Yahoo! Finance 3 Stocks to Cash In on Abenomics - Yahoo! Singapore 12/7/2013 - 5:00 am | View Link
Metals Outlook: Gold Traders Likely To Position Ahead Of FOMC; ... - Forbes.com ... covering emerged before ending weaker. ... activity, including chain store sales on Tuesday and retail sales on ... the Fed will move in ... 12/6/2013 - 2:12 pm | View Link
2014 Global Economic Forecast In Charts: Societe Generale - International Business Times ... the first time since December 2010 ... months, the strength of retail sales and overall consumption demand has been surprising given much ... 12/6/2013 - 12:33 pm | View Link
The Countdown to Year-End - Safe Haven Hedge Funds Trail Stocks by the Widest Margin Since 2005 - Bloomberg 12/6/2013 - 11:42 am | View Link
US consumer spending rises - Business Spectator A separate measure of retail sales showed Americans' spending was ... of smaller, discretionary items could be weaker in November and December. 12/6/2013 - 11:05 am | View Link
Brazil retail sales growth seen accelerating in December Retail sales volumes are expected to have expanded 0.8 percent ... "Although the fourth quarter was weaker than we expected, we kicked off this year with some good news. We maintain our forecast for 2.5 percent economic growth this year ... 02/18/2013 - 4:44 am | View Link
December retail sales mixed, nimble chains do better Retail stocks, which largely missed out on ... sees a ho-hum spring selling season. He expects sales growth in the 2013 spring season to be weaker than in 2012. Higher food prices this year mean "a little less discretionary spending power ... 01/3/2013 - 4:07 am | View Link
Canada December Retail Sales Index Report (Text) The decrease largely reflected weaker sales at sporting goods stores ... Sales down in half of the provinces Retail sales were down in five provinces in December. British Columbia (-1.4%) reported the largest decrease in dollar terms, with ... 02/21/2012 - 12:46 am | View Link
December Retail Sales Are Weaker Than Expected Retailers did not get all that they wanted for Christmas, with December sales coming in lower than expected. But the holiday season altogether was still the strongest since 2006, and several categories including luxury continued their growth. 01/5/2011 - 11:00 am | View Link
December retail sales disappoint but some analysts fear Friday's data point to a weaker reading than the consensus for 0.4 percent growth. "December's modest rise in UK retail sales is disappointing given the far more upbeat tone of the surveys and trading updates," said Vicky ... 01/22/2010 - 12:28 am | View Link
Time to ring for your valet and have them hang the tinsel: Downton Abbey is back with its third holiday special set to air on Christmas Day.
Here in the states, we're still waiting for the season four premiere on Jan. 5 — and we're still reeling from the losses. But this sneak peek of the Crawley's festivities won't ruin any surprises, of course.
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