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Oxford discuss downtown revitalization program

Oxford discuss downtown revitalization program

A group of about 30 like-minded business owners, residents and city officials met Thursday at the city’s Performing Arts Center to discuss starting a revitalization program aimed at reenergizing historic downtown Oxford’s economy.

annistonstar.com (13 minutes ago)

Recovery Doesn't Appear To Be "Just Around the Corner"

Recovery Doesn't Appear To Be "Just Around the Corner"

President Obama was eating sushi in Tokyo this week, as housing and unemployment data back home revealed continued weakness in the U.S. economy.

townhall.com (17 minutes ago)

Would You Buy a Used Car From Obama? How About a Trade Deal? How About a Bridge in Brooklyn...

Would You Buy a Used Car From Obama? How About a Trade Deal? How About a Bridge in Brooklyn...

President Obama was eating sushi in Tokyo this week, as housing and unemployment data back home revealed continued weakness in the U.S. economy.

townhall.com (18 minutes ago)

Obama Fails To Clinch Trade Deal As Japan Trip Wraps Up

Obama Fails To Clinch Trade Deal As Japan Trip Wraps Up

By Antoni Slodkowski and Matt Spetalnick TOKYO, April 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama neared the end of a state visit to Japan on Friday during which he assured America's close ally that Washington would come to its defence but failed to clinch a trade deal vital to his promised "pivot" to Asia. Failure...

huffingtonpost.com (1 hour ago)

U.S., Japan Fail to Cinch Trade Deal

The U.S. and Japan failed to meet a goal of reaching a broad agreement on free trade during President Obama's three-day stay in Tokyo, Japan's economy minister said.

wsj.com (2 hours ago)

Republican candidates seeking Barrow's District 12 seat discuss change

Five Republicans seeking a chance to unseat U.S. Rep. John Barrow avoided criticizing each other Thursday night, instead focusing on so-called failures in the Obama administration and ways to fix the nation’s economy. At the third of four debates in the primary campaign, former congressional aide John Stone said the...

chronicle.augusta.com (2 hours ago)

Lawrence residents share views on future of Kansas water

Increasing water fees and changing some of the basic elements of the Kansas farm economy were among the ideas shared Thursday during a public forum on the future of Kansas water resources. The forum was one of several that the Kansas Water Office and Kansas Department of Agriculture are holding around the state to...

ljworld.com (2 hours ago)

Japan Says No Trade Deal With US As Obama Prepares To Leave For South Korea

Japan and the U.S. have made headway in trade discussions, but they haven't achieved the deal they were hoping to seal at a bilateral summit, Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said Friday, Reuters reported. "This time we can't say there's a basic agreement," Amari told reporters after a second day talks failed...

ibtimes.com (2 hours ago)

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley visits co-working site Frontal Lobe in Howell

If there's any place that shines as an example of how Michiganders are hustling, working hard and trying to grow the economy, Frontal Lobe is it.

lansingstatejournal.com (2 hours ago)

Guv says aiding Mexican economy may cure immigration

While Gov. Gary Herbert repeated a call for federal immigration reform Thursday, he said a trade mission that he led to Mexico this month may help provide the best way to halt illegal immigration by improving that country’s economy. “The best thing we could do, and the best thing that Mexico could do, for...

sltrib.com (2 hours ago)

Venezuelan Economy Slows Sharply

Caracas said GDP growth slowed to 1.3% in 2013 compared to 5.6% the prior year, and inflation soared 4.1% in March compared with the previous month.

wsj.com (3 hours ago)

A Tale of Two Elizabeths

The story of how a middle-class girl rose to the Senate-and came to see the market economy that gave her the chance as 'rigged.' Mary Kissel reviews "A Fighting Chance" by Elizabeth Warren.

wsj.com (3 hours ago)

More People Are Opening More Mobile Apps Every Single Day

Mobile advertising platform Flurry has dived into its statistics once more this week to look at the mobile app economy. Specifically they are looking at the 'whales' of the app world - people who are heavy users of their smartphones and tablet. They are becoming more prevalent every single day.

forbes.com (3 hours ago)

Tokyo CPI Spikes To Highest Since 1992 (Well Above Abe's 2% Target)

If this evening's data from Tokyo on April's Consumer Price Inflation is any guage on the national inflation picture, those hoping for moar stimulus had better start praying for war. Thanks to favorable comps and the April 1st tax rise, Tokyo CPI jumped to 2.9% YoY - its highest since 1992 - and well above the BoJ's...

zerohedge.com (4 hours ago)

U.S., Japan Miss Trade Deal Deadline

The U.S. and Japan failed to meet a goal of reaching a broad agreement on free trade during President Obama's three-day stay in Tokyo, Japan's economy minister said.

wsj.com (4 hours ago)

Japan minister says no accord with US over TPP trade deal

Japan minister says no accord with US over TPP trade deal

Japan's economy minister said Friday that Tokyo had not reached a basic accord with Washington over a Pacific-wide trade deal despite intense talks after a bilateral summit. There had been hopes that Tokyo and Washington might break an impasse in the stalled talks during US President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo....

yahoo.com (4 hours ago)

Durables Orders Rise 2.6%

Demand for big-ticket factory goods rose steadily in March, suggesting the economy is emerging from a winter slump.

wsj.com (4 hours ago)

Why the Housing Market Is Still Stalling the Economy

Millions are living with parents or friends and just not setting up households.

nytimes.com (5 hours ago)

Japan says no trade deal with U.S. as Obama prepares to depart

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have made progress in trade talks but not reached the deal that they were hoping to seal at a bilateral summit, Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Friday.

reuters.com (5 hours ago)

California Bill Would Punish Companies For 'Out Of Whack' CEO Salaries

California Bill Would Punish Companies For 'Out Of Whack' CEO Salaries

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California effort to lead a national debate over the growing wage gap between CEOs and average workers took its first step in the state Legislature on Thursday with support from Democratic lawmakers, organized labor and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich.Reich, who served in the...

huffingtonpost.com (5 hours ago)

Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs

Companies are finally starting to spend some of the cash they've been sitting on, and that could mean a stronger economy and more jobs are on the way. Industrial companies such as General Electric, Honeywell and Caterpillar have been posting strong financial results in recent weeks and telling investors that orders...

mercurynews.com (5 hours ago)

Herbert’s chief of staff steps down

Derek Miller is departing as chief of staff to Gov. Gary Herbert to become the new president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, an organization that seeks to boost foreign business with the state. “The governor has a vision that the state of Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized...

sltrib.com (5 hours ago)

FTC comes to Tesla's defense, warns states not to shut down retail sales

FTC comes to Tesla's defense, warns states not to shut down retail sales

Tesla's ongoing battle for the right to sell its electric cars directly to consumers is one that's currently being waged with individual US states. But that's not stopping the Federal Trade Commission from sharing its thoughts. In a decidedly pro-Tesla blog post, the FTC today cautioned states that shutting down the...

yahoo.com (6 hours ago)

Bank Of England Chief Economist-To-Be Warns: "It's Time To Rethink Everything"

Andrew Haldane, who is well known among readers as being one of the most outspoken and truthy central bankers in the world, will become Bank of England's Chief Economist in June. That fact is what makes his comments - however factually honest - extremely uncomfortable for the Keynesian status quo DSGE modelers alive...

zerohedge.com (6 hours ago)


Confidence returns to retailers as High Street sales rise for fifth consecutive month

Confidence returns to retailers as High Street sales rise for fifth consecutive month

The High Street has a 'spring in its step', according to the CBI, in further evidence the economy is roaring back to life.

dailymail.co.uk (6 hours ago)

Survey: Business owners upbeat about their firms' financial outlook

Business Matters Staff Report -- Business owners and top decision-makers are more optimistic about their own businesses in 2014 than they are about prospects for the nation's economy, according to an annual survey sponsored by SunTrust Banks Inc.

tallahassee.com (7 hours ago)

Southwest Shares

Southwest Shares

Southwest Airlines remains one of the most remarkable success stories in American business over the past quarter century. After its first year as a start-up, Southwest has been profitable for 39 consecutive years. It has consistently ranked high in Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For in America." Part...

huffingtonpost.com (7 hours ago)

McKinsey Director Named to Promote Investment in Palestinian Economy

The quartet of nations and international organizations formed to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians has appointed Kito de Boer of McKinsey & Co. to boost investment in the Palestinian economy.

wsj.com (7 hours ago)

Temporary Foreign Worker Program linked to joblessness: report

The government's Temporary Foreign Worker Program nudges the unemployment rate higher in some sectors of the economy and parts of the country, think-tank C.D. Howe says in a report.

cbc.ca (7 hours ago)

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