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Casinos contributed millions to local economy

Casinos contributed millions to local economy

Since Harrah's Shreveport Casino opened on April 18, 1994, local casinos have contributed millions to salaries, city and parish capital projects and assisted local charities in providing community services. Here's a closer look at the economic impact of Shreveport-Bossier casinos.

shreveporttimes.com (31 minutes ago)

Saturday Interview: John Lewis boss celebrates 150 years

Saturday Interview: John Lewis boss celebrates 150 years

Andy Street gives his thoughts on the economy, the internet, and the future of John Lewis on tour of new store

telegraph.co.uk (1 hour ago)

White House: no comment on Bieber deportation petition

White House: no comment on Bieber deportation petition

Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has had high-profile run-ins with the law recently but the White House doesn't appear set to add to his growing catalogue of woes. Just under 275,000 people have added their names to a petition on the White House website calling for the Canadian's deportation from the US, easily...

yahoo.com (2 hours ago)

Health Care Spending’s Recent Surge Stirs Unease

Health Care Spending’s Recent Surge Stirs Unease

Policy experts wonder whether the government and private businesses can control spending as the economy gets stronger and millions more Americans gain coverage.

nytimes.com (4 hours ago)

OPERATION RENOVATION

BAXTER - Who let the dogs out? HART, HART, HART, HART. HART, as in Heartland Animal Rescue Team, really will be letting the dogs and well, cats, out too. HART will leave the shelter on Dellwood Drive in Baxter temporarily as the building will be remodeled. All the dogs, cats and staff are expected to move May 1 to...

brainerddispatch.com (5 hours ago)

What in the World: Brazil's downturn

How did Brazil go from a boom to basket-case economy? Fareed takes a look.

cnn.com (5 hours ago)

Illinois' spreading forests build state's economy

Illinois' spreading forests build state's economy

Lone forest cheerleader promotes Prairie State's expanding, little known economic giant- On a remote patch of Livingston County, Jim and Dixie Vogel's 266-acre Hidden Ranch offers a glimpse of a sleeping giant in Illinois' economy.

chicagotribune.com (6 hours ago)

Are The Swiss Going Crazy? $25 Minimum Wage Referendum In May

Submitted by Pater Tenebrarum of Acting-Man blog, Most of our readers probably know what we think of minimum wages, but let us briefly recapitulate: there is neither a sensible economic, nor a sensible ethical argument supporting the idea. Let us look at the economic side of things first: for one thing, the law of...

zerohedge.com (6 hours ago)

Italy Cuts Income Taxes in Effort to Boost Economy

Italy's government on Friday approved the country's first sweeping income tax cuts in more than a decade, giving up to €80 a month in extra cash to three-quarters of the workforce.

wsj.com (6 hours ago)

Apple Loop: Lowered Guidance, More Cheap iPhones, Yahoo Searching For A Dream, And Hearthstone...

Projecting Apple's Guidance, watching the iPhone 5C 8GB take over the world, Does Yahoo Dream Of Electric Search, the size of the wearable economy, revenues and volume in the app stores, will Hearthstone replace Candy Crush Saga, and will Microsoft and Apple fight Google together? Apple Loop is here to bring you the...

forbes.com (6 hours ago)

Democrats Told "Don't Mention 'Economic Recovery' - It's A Political Loser"

Democratic strategists have made a blunt declaration in an election-year memo, according to AP, "Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser." Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word "recovery" is trumped by a Republican...

zerohedge.com (7 hours ago)

The Week Ahead: A Spring Breakout for the Economy?

Just a week ago the stock market was looking quite vulnerable as most of the major averages closed near their lows last Friday, April 11. There were signs of heavy selling, so I concluded last week that “On a short-term basis, the market is getting oversold, so we should see a bounce this week. Unless it is quite...

forbes.com (7 hours ago)

Services cuts, jobless rates cut into MST ridership

Monterey >> Ridership continues to fall on Monterey-Salinas Transit buses, a trend for several years as the transit agency has been forced to cut services and the local economy hasn't rebounded all the way from the recession.

montereyherald.com (8 hours ago)


HUGO DUNCAN: It's time for a tax revolution

HUGO DUNCAN: It's time for a tax revolution

The Treasury this week published a second report into the impact of tax cuts on the wider economy – and like the first piece of analysis, the results look good.

dailymail.co.uk (9 hours ago)


QE has boosted economy by £65bn says Bank of England

QE has boosted economy by £65bn says Bank of England

A report by Martin Weale said quantitative easing worth 1 per cent of gross domestic product in the UK raises output by 0.18 per cent and inflation by 0.3 per cent.

dailymail.co.uk (9 hours ago)

It's Official: Airbnb Founders Are Billionaires As Share Economy Leader Closes $450 Million Round...

It took a month, but Airbnb's founders are confirmed as the share economy's first billionaires, at least on paper. That's because the home-sharing site has closed its new fundraising round, raising $450 million at a $10 billion valuation, according to persons familiar with the round, as Forbes reported last...

forbes.com (10 hours ago)

America's Largest Ecosystem Restoration Project Is on the Verge of Moving Ahead on Earth Day

America's Largest Ecosystem Restoration Project Is on the Verge of Moving Ahead on Earth Day

Forget the organic soy green latte or earth-toned yoga mat with a smiling bamboo tree on it, or other random schlock for Earth Day. The fate of one of the largest ecosystem restoration projects in the world hangs in the balance at a meeting up in Washington D.C. on Earth Day. Unfortunately, the average person has no...

huffingtonpost.com (10 hours ago)

Lawmakers, green groups weigh in on Keystone XL delay

(Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Friday it would extend the period of time for federal agencies to weigh in on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, giving no new deadline. The move, which likely delays a final decision beyond November mid-term elections, angered Republican and some Democrat lawmakers who have...

yahoo.com (11 hours ago)

League Of Conservation Voters Spends Big To Defeat Senate Candidate Cory Gardner

League Of Conservation Voters Spends Big To Defeat Senate Candidate Cory Gardner

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters is going hard against Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.). On Thursday, the LCV announced that it was adding Gardner, a second-term House member, to its list of lawmakers who have opposed environmental measures and would spend $1 million on anti-Gardner ads. The ads highlight...

huffingtonpost.com (11 hours ago)

LeBron James Is Lovin’ McDonald’s — in China

LeBron James Is Lovin’ McDonald’s — in China

The Miami Heat forward is taking center court in McDonald's plan to retool its strategy in the world's second-largest economy, where burgers have lost sales to noodles

time.com (11 hours ago)

U.S. threatens Russia with further sanctions over Ukraine

The White House warned Russia on Friday that Moscow would face tougher sanctions if it failed to abide by a new international deal on Ukraine or moved to send Russian forces into the eastern part of the country. "Those costs and sanctions could include targeting very significant sectors of the Russian economy,"...

yahoo.com (11 hours ago)

Japan's consumer inflation set to reach five-year high

Japan's consumer inflation set to reach five-year high

Country sees core consumer prices soar as sales tax hike forms part of PM Shinzo Abe's plan for reviving moribund economy Continue reading...

guardian.co.uk (12 hours ago)

Collaborating to Produce an American Workforce with In-Demand Skills

Since taking office about 10 months ago, I have spoken to more than 1,000 CEOs and business leaders around the country. One of the top concerns they have shared is the challenge businesses face in finding the right workers to fill available jobs. With technology accelerating the pace of change in our economy, our...

huffingtonpost.com (12 hours ago)

Japan says trade talks with U.S. to resume on Monday, gaps remain

WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Talks between the United States and Japan seen as vital to a broader regional trade pact are making progress and will resume again on Monday, Japan's economy minister said on Friday, as negotiators struggle to narrow gaps ahead of a summit between the countries' leaders.

reuters.com (12 hours ago)

Russia, West still far from breakthrough in Ukraine crisis

Russia, West still far from breakthrough in Ukraine crisis

The four-way agreement on Ukraine thrashed out in Geneva is the first sign of progress between Russia and the West in a months-long standoff, but a litany of problems remain unresolved, analysts said. Russia is clearly keen to avoid sanctions that could hurt its already fragile economy and President Vladimir Putin...

yahoo.com (12 hours ago)

Utah jobless rate up slightly at 4.1 percent

Utah’s unemployment rate for March is at 4.1 percent. Officials say 35,800 jobs have been added to the Utah economy...

deseretnews.com (13 hours ago)

China's Round Two on Electric Cars: Will It Work?

Everyone loves China’s five-year plans. They tell you everything you need to know about the future direction of the Chinese economy: intentions and priorities, along with timetables and targets. The only thing missing are the results. After five years, though, who keeps track of what was promised and what was...

forbes.com (13 hours ago)

Why Start A Business In Turkey And Not In Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley and other developed regions are great if you want to find investment for your next big “Facebook idea” or start a business for your new high-tech drug. But if you are starting a low-tech business from scratch, manufacturing a physical product, or starting a new service business, the place to be is in...

forbes.com (13 hours ago)

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the enemy. A feeling of despair was settling across America, causing a run on banks, a precipitous rise in unemployment, and a sharp drop in consumer spending. According...

huffingtonpost.com (13 hours ago)

Sacramento unemployment falls to 8.1 percent; state rate unchanged

Sacramento’s unemployment rate fell a tenth of a point last month, to 8.1 percent, as the region enjoyed unusually strong job growth. California’s unemployment rate was also 8.1 percent, unchanged from the month before. The four-county Sacramento region added 9,300 jobs during March, with practically every major...

sacbee.com (14 hours ago)

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