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WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that companies and small […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes surged in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million, approaching a healthy level for the first time since November 2009. The spike in […]
NEW YORK (AP) — As far as catfights go, this is a doozy. Barbie, long the reigning queen in the doll world, has suddenly been thrust into the battle of her life. But Barbie’s competitors […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Melissa Yoakam jokingly calls her dog Shadow her “car payment” because she pays $250 a month for the 12-year-old’s cancer treatments. She’d pay far less if she had pet insurance, but […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ confidence in the economy jumped in May to a five-year high, lifted by a better outlook for hiring, rising home prices and more optimism about business conditions. The increase suggests consumers […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits fell by 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, a five-year low. Layoffs have returned to pre-recession levels, a trend that could […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly stalling in late 2012, the American economy quickened its pace early this year despite deep government cutbacks. The strongest consumer spending in two years fueled a 2.5 percent annual growth rate in the January-March quarter.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes rose in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 417,000. The increase added to evidence of a sustained housing recovery at the start of the spring buying season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers stepped up spending in February after their income jumped, aided by a stronger job market that offset some of the drag from higher taxes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely changed last week, while the average over the past month fell to a fresh five-year low. The decline in layoffs is helping strengthen the job market.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started more houses and apartments in February and obtained permits for future construction at the fastest pace in 4 ½ years. The increases point to a housing recovery that is gaining strength.
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with a bestselling author and American Banker’s Innovator of the Year for 2012, Brett King. The founder of the direct mobile bank Moven, he is an International Judge for the GSMA Global Mobile Awards, the Asian Banker Retail Excellence Awards and the Middle-East Business Achievement Awards.