Economy & Trade


Survey Finds US Consumers Still Cautious

April 4, 2013, 12:33 am

Americans have grown more cautious and disciplined in handling their money since the financial crisis struck in 2008, a survey by a leading mutual fund company suggests.

Demand for Gold Mixed

April 4, 2013, 12:29 am

Gold is on the mind of many gold strategists. Some are predicting continued price increases, while others are not that optimistic, since gold prices are on a downward slide.

Small Business Loans Rise, First Gain Since 2010

April 4, 2013, 12:12 am

Small business lending is showing small signs of growth, according to data compiled by the government.

SAC Capital Portfolio Manager Arrested for Insider Trading in NYC

March 29, 2013, 10:35 am

A portfolio manager for the hedge fund operator SAC Capital Advisors has been arrested in New York City as part of a federal insider trading investigation.

Focusing on Natural Gas Prices

March 27, 2013, 9:12 pm

Focusing on natural gas prices is not a fad that boosts consumers’ adrenaline, and it doesn’t hold the U.S. populace in thrall as many other subjects do, such as the deficit.

Americans Lose Confidence in Economic Recovery, Shop Less

March 26, 2013, 2:32 pm

Americans are less confident in the economy than they were last month as massive government spending cuts have stoked economic uncertainty.

Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys Big Into Goldman Sachs

March 26, 2013, 11:10 am

Warren Buffett’s company says it’s changed its warrant agreement with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to allow it to be settled with stock, cementing its place as a long-term investor.

Scratching Beneath the Surface of Unemployment

March 25, 2013, 2:49 am

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released February employment statistics on March 8.

Must Have Mobile Apps for Small Business Owners

March 24, 2013, 4:29 pm

Must-have apps for every small-business owner.

The Marketing Corner: Portability and Accessibility Can Translate to Sales

March 24, 2013, 4:16 pm

Smartphone advertising should be part of every small-business owners’ marketing arsenal.

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