Articles About Economy

Author:
Richard Gatto
Posted:
09.10.2012

Want to Feel Better About the US Economy? Take a Look at the Rest of the World

There is no doubt that the US economy needs to get its mojo back: in the 2nd quarter its GDP grew at an annualized rate of 1.7 percent, according to revised figures published on August 29th.  That growth number is down from two percent in the 1st quarter and 4.1 percent in late 2011. But, […]

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Richard Gatto
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Want to Feel Better About the Economy? Take a Look at the Rest of the World

There is no doubt that America needs to get its economic mojo back: in the 2nd quarter its GDP grew at an annualized rate of 1.7 percent, according to revised figures published on August 29th.  That growth number is down from two percent in the 1st quarter and 4.1 percent in late 2011. But, anyone […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
07.16.2012

June 2012: Jobs Fizzle

80,000 was the number. 200,000 is what we need for this to feel like a recovery. And 8.2 is the number that keeps hanging on.  The nation’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2% (that’s 13 million unemployed workers) for the second consecutive month, the Labor Department said Friday.  Businesses added just 84,000 jobs, while governments […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
02.16.2011

It’s the Jobs, Stupid.

President Obama recently took a short stroll from the White House and through Lafayette Park to give a speech in what might be termed enemy territory – the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The subject was jobs and what the Chamber can do to jump start hiring by the companies that form its membership.  Noting that […]

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Author:
Matt Ward
Posted:
12.28.2010

Half of Companies Plan to Hire New Employees in 2011

Approximately half – 47 percent – of American companies whose sales range from $25 million to $2 billion say they will hire more employees in 2011, according to a Bank of America survey of chief financial officers (CFOs).  The new number represents a significant uptick over the 28 percent who planned to hire new employees […]

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Author:
Rodrigo Silva
Posted:
07.20.2010

Spain Wins the World Cup to Become Soccer Royalty

Spain’s extraordinary win in the 2010 World Cup means the country now joins a rarefied group of soccer royalty – Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Italy and France – as one of the handful of countries to win the game’s highest honor.  The defining features of the Spanish team were their midfield dominance — Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregas  […]

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Author:
Rodrigo Silva
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Spain Wins the World Cup

Spain’s extraordinary win in the 2010 World Cup means the country now joins a rarefied group of soccer royalty – Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Italy and France – as one of the handful of countries to win the game’s highest honor.  The defining features of the Spanish team were their midfield dominance — Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregas  […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
06.28.2010

Employees Are Saying “I Quit” Again

Two short words are being heard in offices that have been absent for some time.  The words are:  “I quit.”   In the last three months, more Americans have quit their jobs than were laid off, a sharp contrast with the last few years that points to a gradually thawing jobs market. Although some of […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
05.03.2010

Green Buildings Weathering a Tough Economy

Despite the troubled economy, commercial building owners retain their commitment to making their properties more environmentally friendly.  Going green saves building owners and users money and makes sound business sense. “The fact of the matter is this is just good business – making buildings perform better,” said Dan Probst, an energy and sustainable development expert […]

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Author:
Mike Ochs
Posted:
10.29.2009

Federal Mortgage Modification Program Hits Target

The federal government’s program to help homeowners facing foreclosure has reached its target of 500,000 mortgage modifications by November 1.  “There is a lot of work left to do,” said Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.  “Today’s announcement is a good step forward, but we are nowhere near the finish line.”  The long-term […]

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