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
India economy posts surprise 4.8% quarterly growth India posted surprisingly strong quarterly economic growth of 4.8 percent Friday, on the back of robust farm output, but hopes of a sharp recovery before next year's elections still appeared faint. The data for the second financial quarter to September beat market forecasts of 4.6 percent annual growth and topped the 4.4 percent expansion India logged in the previous three months. "Growth ... 11/29/2013 - 12:30 pm | View Link
Indian growth picks up, still weak at 4.8 percent India's economic growth rose to a higher-than-expected 4.8 percent in the quarter that ended in September, the government said Friday, a boost to those hoping that Asia's third-largest economy has turned ... 11/29/2013 - 10:43 am | View Link
India economy growth rate surprise India's economic growth rate rises strongly in the July-to-September period, according to latest official figures. 11/29/2013 - 7:34 am | View Link
India Growth Quickens as Possible Rate Increases Imperil Rebound Indian economic growth quickened last quarter from a four-year low on higher factory output, a recovery that could be hampered by looming interest-rate increases to fight inflation. 11/29/2013 - 7:32 am | View Link
Polish Economic Growth Accelerates to 1.9 Percent on Exports Poland’s economic growth accelerated in the July-September period for a third consecutive quarter, driven by rising exports and a consumer-spending revival fueled by record-low borrowing costs. 11/29/2013 - 4:27 am | View Link
Weak growth sparks fears of fall in London house prices On the two previous occasions when London’s house prices were more than 80 per cent above the rest of the UK, the gap shrunk rapidly over the next few years. London house prices fell 31 per cent between 1989 and 1992; and while prices did not ... 11/29/2013 - 8:15 am | View Link
‘Breaking Bad’ to ‘Blacklist’: Sony Touts TV Growth to Investors That was the word spread to Wall Streeters and investors who gathered on the Culver City lot Nov. 21 for the first-ever investor day presentation for Sony’s studio and music divisions. Michael Lynton, the Sony Entertainment CEO who oversees ... 11/29/2013 - 5:52 am | View Link
India Growth Quickens From Four-Year Low as Rate Increases Loom Indian economic growth quickened last quarter from a four-year low on higher factory output, a revival threatened by looming interest-rate increases to fight rising prices in the nation of 1.2 billion people. Gross domestic product rose 4.8 ... 11/29/2013 - 5:35 am | View Link
India's GDP Growth Struggles to Crack 5% India's economic growth accelerated slightly last quarter, but remained stuck below 5% for the fourth quarter in a row as the south Asian nation continued to struggle with a weak economy and high inflation. The government said Friday that gross ... 11/29/2013 - 5:13 am | View Link
Canada’s Strong Third-Quarter Growth May Be Tough to Replicate in Fourth Quarter Canada may find it difficult to repeat its strong third-quarter growth ... to a two year high of 2.7% in the third quarter. The figure was better than the consensus which called for 2.5% growth, and trounced the Bank of Canada’s forecast ... 11/29/2013 - 5:11 am | View Link
N. Y. Islanders110—2Anaheim131—5First Period_1, N. Y. Islanders, Tavares 12 (Vanek, Nielsen), 9:17 (pp).
Penalties_Martin, NYI, major (fighting), 6:01; Jackman, Ana, major (fighting), 6:01; Fistric, Ana (interference), 8:57; Anaheim bench, served by Penner (too many men), 13:12.
 Period_3, N. Y. Islanders, Vanek 9 (Tavares), 4:17.
 Period_7, Anaheim, Perry 20 (Bonino, Fowler), 7:40 (pp).
The laws provide investors with special incentives and guarantees, while giving local leaders greater autonomy to promote themselves and handle business decisions.
The North has shown no willingness to abandon its nuclear weapons program to get out from under international trade sanctions.
 Monday's announcement that Jang Song Thaek, the country's No.
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that congressional action over a century ago didn't change the legal status of nearly 1.5 million acres around Riverton as Indian Country.
The EPA on Friday sent notice to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes that the federal agency has approved their application to have the Wind River Indian Reservation treated as a separate state for purposes of implementing the federal Clean Air Act.
The legal status of the lands has been a point of contentious disagreement between the tribes and state and local governments over taxation issues as well as criminal jurisdiction for many years.
"The tribes' application, if granted, has implications for criminal law, civil law, water law and taxation," Mead wrote the EPA in August.
The decision document states that the EPA asked the U.