Sacramento- Web retailers have ended their online presence and sales to about 33 million consumers, residents of the state of California.  Major online retailers like Amazon and Overstock abruptly pulled out of the California market after warning state legislators that passing a bill to tax internet sales from out of...
You may want to think twice before aspiring to the presidency in a land where 100% of the former presidents in the last 60 years have been imprisoned, with some facing the death penalty, or were murdered during bloody takeovers. Starting with Muhammad Naguib in 1953, Egypt has been ruled...
Washington, D.C. The U.S. Dept of Labor’s newest report shows that the U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February, down from a monthly average of 189,000 for the last 12 months, and unemployment rose to 6.7%, up 0.1% as those who long ago stopped looking for work began returning to...
June was not a good month for the anemic economy. Only 18,000 net jobs were added to the labor pool, and unemployment inched up to 9.2%. Businesses added 57,000 jobs, but governments nationwide cut 39,000 workers from their payrolls. That means that there are now 14.1 million unemployed Americans...
Despite fines, tax penalties, and other regulatory burdens, nearly 9% of employers surveyed said they intend to end company health insurance for its employees. They plan to end the benefits in 2014 once the health care exchanges, a product of President Obama's health care reform laws, are up and...
In our ever-connected global economy, it’s hard to make sense of where we are going with our economy. Is it getting better, worse, stagnant…? Who can say, here are the facts: Yesterday, President Barack Obama ordered the release of 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves in...
Florida's minimum wage increased .14 cents at the start of the new year today to $7.93 and to $4.91 for tipped workers. 12 other states also increased their minimum wage, with New Jersey leading the increase at $1 dollar per hour more. The federal minimum wage has languished in Congress...
Are the days of "true" banking long gone, replaced by "service providers" who charge you to use your own money? Back in the day, a customer could deposit money into a bank where the money would be safe and insured.  They could later withdraw any portion of it for any...
Orlando, Fla. AT&T announces new high-speed data offerings via today's press release: Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to small businesses, AT&T (NYSE: T) is offering its best-ever value for wired and wireless communications bundles. With the new plan, companies located in AT&T’s U-verse service areas in Florida can save up to $420...
Detroit has finally achieved its dream — for one month, anyway. It knocked Japan’s four best-selling cars out of the Top 10 best-sellers in the USA in May results reported this week. The Honda Accord and Civic, and Toyota Camry and Corolla are always grouped behind the two best-selling pickups,...