• Cheap goods foil Fed’s inflation plans, but not for long
  • Housing Recovery Masks Dangers for Young

March Housing Starts Will Rise With the Mercury

It’ll be a spring thaw: Housing starts likely jumped as soon as the weather warmed up in March, even as concerns remain about the cost of land and labor. Starts will rise to a seasonally adjusted annualized pace of 970,000 when the Census releases its home-construction report tomorrow morning, according […]

Consumers are shopping more under the sun and the warm weather

Shoppers are finally going out to spend some money. After a depressing slowdown, retail sales are deemed to show a quite strong growth. Economists are, in fact, expecting at least a 0.6 percent climb in March, excluding the volatile auto sector (if we include it, the increase would be 1.1 […]

Cheap goods foil Fed’s inflation plans, but not for long

Stuffed animals, cell phone cases, tote bags, pet toys and key chains – manufacturers in China and Vietnam churn out custom goods at low cost for One World Sourcing, an Ohio-based company that has seen brisk business since it was formed in 2002. “If you’re shopping, you’re buying things that […]

Housing Recovery Masks Dangers for Young

Galen Eckenroth has what he knows is an uncommon pastime for someone his age: He’s looking to invest in real estate. Yet no matter how much he looked last year, the 26-year-old from San Diego just wasn’t able to buy. He says that in a city where buyers were willing […]

Philippines not yet a viable source for bananas for US

After nearly 10 years of trying to send bananas to the United States, the Philippines finally sent a shipment last year. But despite this, the country is still not in a position to become a regular source of bananas to the U.S. Location, transportation and volume are still the advantages […]

 

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March Housing Starts Will Rise With the Mercury

It’ll be a spring thaw: Housing starts likely jumped as soon as the weather warmed up in March, even as concerns remain about the cost of land and labor. Starts will rise to a seasonally adjusted annualized pace of 970,000 when the Census...

 

Consumers are shopping more under the sun and the warm weather

Shoppers are finally going out to spend some money. After a depressing slowdown, retail sales are deemed to show a quite strong growth. Economists are, in fact, expecting at least a 0.6 percent climb in March, excluding the volatile auto sector...

 

Cheap goods foil Fed’s inflation plans, but not for long

Cheap goods foil Fed’s inflation plans, but not for long

Stuffed animals, cell phone cases, tote bags, pet toys and key chains – manufacturers in China and Vietnam churn out custom goods at low cost for One World Sourcing, an Ohio-based company that has seen brisk business since it was formed...

 

Housing Recovery Masks Dangers for Young

Housing Recovery Masks Dangers for Young

// Galen Eckenroth has what he knows is an uncommon pastime for someone his age: He’s looking to invest in real estate. Yet no matter how much he looked last year, the 26-year-old from San Diego just wasn’t able to buy. He says that in...

 

Philippines not yet a viable source for bananas for US

After nearly 10 years of trying to send bananas to the United States, the Philippines finally sent a shipment last year. But despite this, the country is still not in a position to become a regular source of bananas to the U.S. Location, transportation...

 

Climbing hybrid sales point to more mechanic training

Climbing hybrid sales point to more mechanic training

Joshua Mellor was looking to start a business about five years ago. He said fixing cars was one of the last things he wanted to do. But he noticed sales in hybrids had gone up and realized warrantees would soon expire, opening the market for...

 

Food manufacturing jobs recover, expected to accelerate

Food manufacturing jobs recover, expected to accelerate

Leo Bucaro, the owner of Perfect Pasta Inc., hired 5 more workers last year, as he expanded the business, opening a new product line that features gluten-free pasta. The Illinois-based Italian pasta manufacturer said he expects further expansion...

 

Spring awakening for autosales

Spring awakening for autosales

Automakers marched out of winter last month, as buyers left their homes and hit the show rooms after frigid temperatures went down. Sales trumped analysts’ expectations for March, raising the seasonally adjusted annualized rate to 16.3 million...

 

Shrugging off winter freeze, manufacturing expands at slightly faster pace

Shrugging off winter freeze, manufacturing expands at slightly faster pace

(Source: Institute for Supply Management) U.S. manufacturing continued to expand moderately in March, adding to other signs that the economy is starting to shake off the impact of a harsh winter that hurt growth in the beginning of the year. The...

 

February exports, cold weather drag US trade

The United States saw its trade deficit widen for the second month as the cold weather and weak global economy continued to hamper movement of goods. But with the cold weather waning, next month’s figures are expected to perform better. The...