Archive for the 'Economy' Category

<<Back to all

Rise in Home Sales Signifies Strengthening Market

Published by: , 1/27/2012 2:00:00 PM
The long-awaited housing recovery is beginning to blossom, according to industry experts taking a look at recent existing-home sales. While admitting home sales "are still very low," Paul Dales, chief economist at Capital Economics, says "it is clear that housing recovery is now well underway."...Read More

U.S. housing more affordable than other English countries: study

Published by:,0,6237396.story, 1/26/2012
Would-be American home-buyers can take heart: U.S. housing is more affordable than in other English-speaking countries, according to a study of metropolitan areas around the world....Read More

Why Home Prices Might Rise Sooner That You Think

Published by:, 12/19/2011 10:00:00 AM
I have been arguing that home prices will come back faster and stronger than anyone thinks. I have been making the case for this idea for some time now. I know most everyone thinks I’m out of my mind, including a close friend in the business who we had dinner with the other night. ...Read More

PayPal to Challenge Groupon in Daily Deals

Published by: , 12/14/2011 12:00:00 PM
eBay's PayPal unit plans to take on Groupon in early 2012 with a new service that will offer coupons based on users' buying habits and mobile phone locations. ...Read More

Foursquare Rolls Out Scoutmob Daily Deals

Published by: , 11/29/2011 2:00:00 PM
Foursquare is partnering with Scoutmob to provide deals for local restaurants, bars and entertainment. Scoutmob joins the ranks of LivingSocial, Gilt City, AT&T Interactive, BuyWithMe and Zozi as a daily deal provider with Foursquare. ...Read More

Cyber Monday Sales Break Records in U.S.

Published by: , 11/29/2011 12:00:00 PM
Following a strong Black Friday, U.S. online sales for Cyber Monday were up 33% from 2010′s record highs, according to IBM. In a separate survey, eBay found that sales increased by 24.6% compared to last year. ...Read More

Angry Birds smashes half a billion downloads!

Published by: , 11/2/2011 10:00:00 AM
Squawk! Angry Birds, the best selling mobile game in the world, has achieved amazing things. Angry Birds Fans around the world have so far played a total of 200,000 years of Angry Birds, with 300 million minutes of playing time daily. Moreover, more than 266 billion levels of Angry Birds have been played, with 400 billion birds launched into action, and over 44 billion Stars collected in the process. ...Read More

Yahoo Buys Interclick for $270 Million

Published by: , 11/1/2011 2:00:00 PM
Yahoo has purchased data-driven ad firm Interclick for $270 million. ...Read More

Apple Newsstand Drives 268% Increase in Digital Subscriptions at Conde Nast

Published by: , 10/25/2011 3:00:00 PM
Digital subscription and single-copy sales have spiked following the launch of Apple's Newsstand app two weeks ago. ...Read More

iPhone 4S Sales Top 4 Million in the First Weekend

Published by: , 10/17/2011 10:00:00 AM
...Read More

$4.7 Billion in Digital Goods Will Pass Through PayPal This Year

Published by: , 10/13/2011 2:00:00 PM
eBay says that its PayPal division expects to hit $4.7 billion in total payment volume (TPV) of digital goods in 2011....Read More

Sprint Gets Right to Offer Apple's IPhone in Battle With AT&T, Verizon

Published by: , 10/5/2011 10:00:00 AM
Sprint Nextel Corp. (S)'s plan to offer Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPhone may slash its operating margins almost in half if enough people activate new phones, analysts said. ...Read More

Starbucks pushes job growth program

Published by: , 10/3/2011 3:00:00 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Starbucks hopes customers will be willing to pay at least $5 more when they stop in for their morning cup of Joe....Read More

Wall Street cuts gains

Published by: , 9/29/2011 12:00:00 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks erased early gains and the Nasdaq turned negative on Thursday as weakness in semiconductor shares weighed on the overall market and optimism over a German vote to beef up the euro zone's bailout fund faded. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 122.72 points, or 1.11 percent, to 11,133.62. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 6.10 points, or 0.53 percent, to 1,157.16. But the Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 9.48 points, or 0.38 percent, to 2,482.10....Read More

Stocks plunge on concerns about new Fed program

Published by: , 9/22/2011 2:00:00 PM
The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 300 points in early trading as investors recoiled from the Federal Reserve's new effort to stimulate the economy and the central bank's statement that the economy may be in for a long period of slow growth....Read More

Obama outlines $3 trillion debt plan; GOP slams tax component

Published by: , 9/20/2011 3:00:00 PM
President Barack Obama released his long-awaited debt reduction plan Monday, outlining a roughly $3 trillion savings blueprint that was immediately criticized by top congressional and other Republicans....Read More

The World's Biggest Employers

Published by: , 9/20/2011 12:00:00 PM
This chart is very interesting, this basically says that the world is run by Guns & Cheap Food! Who knew also that the Indian Railway was the 6th largest employer in the world! Even further - they hire the same amount of people as the National Health Service in England! Wow!...Read More

Gas And Groceries Drive U.S. Consumer Prices Up 0.4% In August

Published by: , 9/15/2011 10:00:00 AM
(RTTNews) - With prices at the pump remaining stubbornly high, U.S. consumer price inflation picked up in August at a faster pace than economists were expecting.....Read More

U.S. Stocks Retreat on Jobless Data, ECB’s Economic Outlook

Published by: , 9/8/2011 12:00:00 PM
Sept. 8 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks retreated, following the biggest jump in two weeks for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as jobless claims rose and the European Central Bank said risks to the economic recovery have intensified....Read More

U.S. Files Complaint to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

Published by: , 8/31/2011 12:00:00 PM
The U.S. government sued to block AT&T Inc. (T)’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc., saying the deal would “substantially lessen competition” in the wireless market. AT&T shares fell as much as 5 percent. ...Read More

Warren Buffet Invests $5 Billion in Bank of America!

Published by: , 8/25/2011 9:00:00 AM
This is a very strong vote of confidence in Bank of America by one of the most savvy of businessmen. This money will not only help the bank financially but give confidence for future purchasers of stock in the company!...Read More

Economic Indicators: Falling Gasoline Prices Failed to boost the spending in June

Published by: , 8/4/2011 12:00:00 PM
Personal income rose just 0.1 percent in June, as wages and salaries stagnated and transfer payments rose 0.4 percent. Spending fell 0.2 percent, but was unchanged after accounting for falling energy prices....Read More

What is this Debt Compromise?

Published by: , 8/2/2011 11:00:00 AM
Bert Kaplan, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and author of "What to Ask the Person in the Mirror," discusses the U.S. debt compromise. Kaplan, also a former vice chairman at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., speaks with Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television's "InsideTrack." (Source: Bloomberg)...Read More

Home Sales Drop

Published by: , 7/21/2011
Existing home sales fell 0.8 percent in June to a 4.77 million-unit pace. Contract cancelations spiked, likely reflecting the ongoing tug from unusually conservative appraisals and tight mortgage underwriting....Read More

Consumer Index Report

Published by: , 7/18/2011
A recent article released by Wells Fargo, declared that the prices of goods and services have gone up however gas prices have dropped. This seems to be very odd as, in usual conditions; inflation will causes gas prices to increase also. Inflation rate is also increasing even thought the economy is growing...Read More

Get your Real FREE Fico and Credit Scores HERE!

Published by: , 7/14/2011
I am sure you all have seen the websites that SAY that they are FREE. But actually they are NOT! Be very weary of those websites. The official website which is FREE is - that is the federally mandated website which will allow you to get your free credit REPORT from the three...Read More

Housing Starts Increase Might be Promising

Published by: , 6/20/2011
...Read More


 Agent Skills
 Business Plan
 Economic Information
 FREE Stuff
 Home Insurance
 Washington D.C.

Search the Archives by Date