economy

Average Age Of Vehicles On U.S. Roads Hits An All-Time Record
How old is your car?  Chances are - if you're like the average American driver, the wheels you're behind are almost 11 years old.  And, that's an all-time record.
The average age of a car or truck in the U.S. hit a record 10.8 years last year as job security and other economi…
Jobless Claims Rise With The End Of The Holiday Season
So much for those "improving" unemployment numbers.  Last quarter, the Obama administration trumpeted the statistical fact that jobless claims had leveled off and actually dropped - even as analysts pointed out that this was due to the holiday/seasonal hiring season...
Restaurant Slump May Signal Economic Slowdown
Economists theorize that we've been out of the recession since June 2009.  The recovery has been a slow one at best.  If the recent news from the restaurant world is any signal, we might be in for an even slower recovery.
Restaurant stocks are underperforming the U...
Kardashian Touch Turns To Coal For Sears
It seems like everything that the Kardashian family touches turns to gold.  Well, almost.
Sears bet a large portion of their Black Friday and holiday shopping sales on the Kardashian-clans new line of clothes and accessories.  From initial sales reports, that might not have been a good thin…
Graduates: The Food Industry Needs You
I encountered an article about the rising need for food-related employees in Great Britain, but from what I can surmise, the same need is present here in America.  While it's become "trendy" for people to seek out high-profile jobs like chef's and sommeliers, the bac…
Pork Makes Gains In America’s Restaurants
Is "the Other White Meat" on it's way to becoming "thee white meat"?
A recent survey of the nation's restaurants show that pork offerings are up significantly.
Over the past year, menu mentions of pork have increased by 7 percent, according to the foodserv…
Starbucks To Expand Into Premium Juice Market
Starbucks - the top-shelf coffee shop - has already expanded their offerings to include breakfast sandwiches and sweets.  Smartly and profitably so.  So it should come as no surprise that the company is in expansion mode again.
The coffee empire announced on Thursday that it had purchased Evolution F…
Obama Taxes Christmas Trees
With a feeble economy that's threatening to derail the Christmas plans of many families across America comes this piece of news:  The Obama administration has imposed a 15-cent tax on Christmas trees.
According to the Obama administration this "board" is to run a '“program of promotion, res…
Bank Of Walmart Operates Without A Charter
Quick: What does one of the largest retailers in America do when the Federal Government declines their application for a banking charter?  Do it anyway - ala carte.
Four years ago, Walmart abandoned its long-sought plans to obtain a federal bank charter amid opposition from the banking industr…
Occupy Movement Hurts The “Little Guy’s” Economy
The Occupy Movement says that they're trying to help the "little guy".   The irony is that in many cities, their protests are hurting the economy of the small "mom and pop" stores that are located where they have set up camp.
Area businesses nearest …

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