The shoes Mary Huang wears around her New York neighborhood are made of finely spun nylon, and have cutouts similar to a spider’s web. They can be bought online, but where’s the fun in that? Anyone with a 3D printer can download and print these same shoes at home. The recent surge in desktop 3D [...]
By Jeffrey Bukhari and Elly Yu After taking one of the largest hits during the financial crisis, the housing market in Phoenix has rebounded markedly in the past year. As home prices have risen more than 11 percent nationally since March 2012, the Phoenix area has seen values jump more than 30 percent over the [...]
Brazilians are investing in a strong and fierce marketing campaign to promote their national spirit, cachaça, the main ingredient of Caipirinha, in the United States. These days, even in the award winning television series “The Big Bang Theory” there are cachaça bottles in display. Product placement is part of the plan to increase exports to [...]
The draw of 3D printing isn’t only in the affordability of the machines. The technology allows for a manufacturing agility that is less common in large factories.
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With the summer months approaching, people across the country are making their vacation plans. Many people, like Alea Milham’s family of five, will opt to vacation closer to home in an effort to save money and reduce the stress of traveling. In July, the Milham family will take a week-long staycation, where they will tour [...]
The tough economy combined with the winding down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has led more people to consider careers in the military—but a good many of them are being turned away. Only about 25 percent of American youths currently meet enlistment criteria, while the military is recruiting fewer men and women than [...]
The dimly lit showroom at Marc Kaufman Furs is packed with steel racks weighed down by fur coats of every species. Those furs are getting more expensive. “We’ve never seen prices of fur at this level. This is the highest it’s ever been, and because it’s increasing at such an increase, it’s causing us to [...]
Home prices are rising steadily for the third month in a row across the United States, but that might not be as good you think. The Case/Shiller Home Price Index for February came in at 9.6 percent year over year growth, stronger than last month’s impressive 8.1 percent. And when seasonally adjusted, none of the [...]
Auto sales are estimated to remain flat compared to last month but up from April 2012, making the automobile industry one of the economy’s strongest sectors. New car sales will remain above a 15 million unit annual selling pace for the sixth consecutive month, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg. While Kelley Blue Book projects [...]