• Good news in Europe: unemployment falls for the third month in the eurozone
  • Another Drop In Energy Prices Pulls Down Eurozone Inflation In January
  • Cheap Oil Brought Deflation to the U.S. In January
  • A Rise In The Durable Goods Order For January Shows A Bright Future And A Steady Economy
  • Consumer Sentiment Falls in February as Gas Prices Rise

Good news in Europe: unemployment falls for the third month in the eurozone

  The eurozone got a tiny bit of good news this Monday, when the unemployment rate fell for the third consecutive month to the lowest level since April 2012. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the 19 countries that adopt the Euro dipped to 11.2 percent in January, down from […]

Another Drop In Energy Prices Pulls Down Eurozone Inflation In January

Rates from August 2014 to January 2015   Weighed down by another notable decline in energy prices, inflation in the Eurozone fell in January, indicating that the euro area may be slipping into a downward spiral of deflation. Inflation data from Eurostat.com—the official statistics office of the European Union—released on […]

Cheap Oil Brought Deflation to the U.S. In January

Plummeting energy costs have brought the United States’ its first annual decline in consumer prices since October 2009. But core inflation proved stronger than expected, suggesting overall inflation could pick up once oil prices stabilize.   The consumer-price index (CPI), a measure of what Americans pay for everything from cupcakes […]

A Rise In The Durable Goods Order For January Shows A Bright Future And A Steady Economy

New orders for manufactured durable goods orders increased for the first time in the last three months, a sign indicating companies are likely to see increased production and jobs added in the spring. Orders for durable goods, goods that are meant to last a minimum of three years, increased $6.5 billion to $236.1 […]

Consumer Sentiment Falls in February as Gas Prices Rise

The consumer sentiment index slid in February as rebounding gas prices and cold temperatures shook household confidence. The University of Michigan’s survey tumbled to 95.4 this month after peaking in January at an 11-year high of 98.1. That’s still far above 2014’s February reading of 81.6 and a bump-up from […]

 

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Good news in Europe: unemployment falls for the third month in the eurozone

Good news in Europe: unemployment falls for the third month in the eurozone

  The eurozone got a tiny bit of good news this Monday, when the unemployment rate fell for the third consecutive month to the lowest level since April 2012. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the 19 countries that adopt the...

 

Another Drop In Energy Prices Pulls Down Eurozone Inflation In January

Another Drop In Energy Prices Pulls Down Eurozone Inflation In January

Rates from August 2014 to January 2015   Weighed down by another notable decline in energy prices, inflation in the Eurozone fell in January, indicating that the euro area may be slipping into a downward spiral of deflation. Inflation...

 

Cheap Oil Brought Deflation to the U.S. In January

Cheap Oil Brought Deflation to the U.S. In January

Plummeting energy costs have brought the United States’ its first annual decline in consumer prices since October 2009. But core inflation proved stronger than expected, suggesting overall inflation could pick up once oil prices stabilize.   The...

 

A Rise In The Durable Goods Order For January Shows A Bright Future And A Steady Economy

A Rise In The Durable Goods Order For January Shows A Bright Future And A Steady Economy

New orders for manufactured durable goods orders increased for the first time in the last three months, a sign indicating companies are likely to see increased production and jobs added in the spring. Orders for durable goods, goods that are...

 

Consumer Sentiment Falls in February as Gas Prices Rise

Consumer Sentiment Falls in February as Gas Prices Rise

The consumer sentiment index slid in February as rebounding gas prices and cold temperatures shook household confidence. The University of Michigan’s survey tumbled to 95.4 this month after peaking in January at an 11-year high of 98.1. That’s...

 

Housing starts down again in January

Housing starts down again in January

Housing starts fell in January after a strong December. U.S. homebuilders started construction on fewer projects in January than in December, continuing a six-year, saw-tooth pattern of ups and downs in housing starts. January housing starts...

 

Nurses Won’t Be In Hospitals When We Need Them

Nurses Won’t Be In Hospitals When We Need Them

When Regina Cusson became a nurse, she went to work in a hospital, “on a floor with very sick people” and wide variety of complaints. Now the dean of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing, she says that’s what new nurses did...

 

Stronger copyright provisions not key to better exports of movies and music

In 2013, Bruno Mars was the most pirated artist in the world. It is another example of how popular American movies and music are abroad but exports have been falling sharply in the past year. The industry blames this on piracy and hopes it...

 

Gender pay gap widest among Asian-Americans

Gender pay gap widest among Asian-Americans

  While men widely earn more than women in the United States, Asian-Americans have the widest gender wage gap compared to other racial groups. Asian-Americans have the highest pay among women, earning about $770 a week. In fact, when compared...

 

3-D printing is reshaping jewelry businesses

3-D printing is reshaping jewelry businesses

Rick Antona, owner of Houston-based jewelry Uptown Diamond, saw the potential of 3-D printing technology for his business two years ago. After doing some research, he bought a $90,000 3-D printer that prints in wax. The printer prints...