Month: May 2011

Wired to Hire

View Top 10 Cities for Online Freelancers – By Earnings in a larger map Alex Rolek, recently unemployed, took his interest in sophisticated technology and turned it into a new career online. After graduating from University of Boulder-Colorado, he started his first “real-world” job at a Las Vegas land development […]

Men Find A New Fit In Retail

Ouigi Theodore sat on a green metal-studded leather chair in the corner of his flagship retail store, balancing the tasks of dressing impeccably, watching his BlackBerry phone for messages and overseeing the rest of the ongoings in the shop. “I started this business to sell t-shirt designs,” said Theodore. “Now […]

Japan Crisis Has Minor Impact on U.S. Economy

The crisis in Japan has had a major impact on its economy but a minor one elsewhere, underscoring the country’s slipping prominence in the global economy. The earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear crisis that plagued the northeastern coast of Japan have caused immeasurable human toll. Early predictions of its economic […]

Strength of Luxury Item Sales Fuel Future Economic Growth

Having thoughts of splurging on a new Coach bag for the spring? Picturing yourself with the new white iPhone 4?  Well you’re not the only one. The sales of high-end luxury items have increased over the past few months, a sign that further economic growth is not far behind. A […]

Leave the Hybrid, Take the Electric Motor

As auto makers worldwide ramp up efforts to promote new and improved electric models, some engineers are spreading a less expensive message: with a little expertise, or at least the help of an expert, you can turn your own gas-fueled car into an electric vehicle. In a course on electric […]

Another Tax Holiday, Another Short-Sighted Trip

Treasury officials are in talks over whether American firms should be allowed to repatriate funds at a discount, in what is sometimes called a tax holiday. It has been trumpeted as a needed boost to the economy and a welcome step toward reform. Firms such as Apple, Oracle, and Qualcomm […]

Stagnant Wages Making Inflation Worse?

There is no doubt the U.S. economy is still in a fragile state.  A wave of commodity driven inflation spurned by the increasing cost of gasoline, energy and food is making the situation worse. In an effort to combat the increases many are turning savings and pension into supplements to […]

Tight credit keeps buyers from cheap homes

In the aftermath of a housing crisis built on easy credit, today’s tighter credit standards are widely accepted. But just how fine a comb lenders put to loan applications can be surprising. California Realtor Scott G. Harrison tells the story of a recent buyer with a pending contract on a […]

The Economic Toll of the Japan Crisis

The disaster in Japan has caused immeasurable human toll but as more numbers from March and April are released, its economic impact may prove less dire than first expected, at least for the rest of the world. A few weeks after the earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of […]