Don't look now, but President Barack Obama has been inching up in the polls, tying Reagan for this juncture in his presidency. Several polls have him inching up to nearly 50 percent approval rating after a rough 2014. Is it just a bit...Show More Summary
Media tablet ownership among American consumers is on the rise, and growing at a faster rate than that of any other connected consumer electronics device. According to the NPD Group, as of the third quarter of 2014, there were 109 million tablets in use -- that's up by 35 million from last year.
``The figures showed a rise of 27,400 people on the jobless queue compared to the previous month, up 0.8 percent from October and 5.8 percent compared to the previous year.''
``The Ministry of Finance sold 2.5 trillion yen ($20.80 billion) of two-year JGBs in which the average accepted yield was -0.0030 percent. The result comes in the wake of the two-year yield dropping to a record low of -0.040 percent last week.''
``In a sign of mounting financial pressure, the Finance Ministry said the government would try to cut back on salaries, wages and allowances, which "contribute to about 50 percent of total budgeted expenditures." That could stir resentment...Show More Summary
The GED (General Education Diploma) test was supposed to be one of the simplest of examinations for Americans. However, to their dismay, many adult citizens discovered the GED test to have been made exceptionally difficult this year and the trend doesn’t look good at all. Show More Summary
Submitted by Colin Chilcoat via OilPrice.com, Brent crude and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell 2 and 3.3 percent respectively to start the week and Saudi Arabia is prepared to go much lower in a bid to trim the fat. Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said as much in an interview with the Middle East Economic Survey on Monday. Show More Summary
Women make up 66 percent of all tipped restaurant workers, which means a federal minimum wage of $2.13 an hour, a rate that hasn't changed in two decades. That means they live in or near poverty at high rates and are vulnerable to harassment...Show More Summary
The native prairie tallgrasses look lifeless in late December. But even in the drab sepia of winter they promise the same vivid spring brilliance as when they covered 60 percent of Illinois, some 22 million acres. Today, owing to urbanization, agriculture, invasive species and suppression of...
National Retail Federation expects holiday spending to rise 4.1 percent over 2013; another forecast pegged growth at 5.5 percent
On Thursday, Dec. 25, ABC was the exclusive broadcast home to a blockbuster NBA Christmas Day doubleheader, which delivered double-digit viewership growth, according to Nielsen.
Tesla is out with its 3.0 upgrade for the Roadster, and by combining improved aerodynamics, reduced rolling resistance, and new batteries, Tesla claims its achieved a 40-50 percent improvement on range. And it's going to test that with a road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Read more...
ABC’s blockbuster NBA Christmas Day doubleheader delivered strong overnight ratings across the board on Thursday, Dec. 25, leading to a 12 percent ratings increase versus last year.
Those who have seen “The Interview” aren’t exactly raving about it. The mediocre film got more advance press than almost any other film in history. One has to wonder if Sony wasn’t behind it. The movie is scoring just a 50 percent positive review from critics on the Rotten Tomatoes website. It’s fairing even more [...]
Christmas is a religious and cultural celebration for billions of people, which means it’s also a big day for online shopping. Online sales grew by 8.3 percent over 2013, according to the latest figures from IBM. Mobile traffic accounted for more than half (57.1 percent) of all online shopping traffic, up 18.6 percent over 2013. […]
Like a lot of you, I take time at the end of every year to review and assess my last twelve months—and that includes my blog. One of the things I do is review my top posts. Overall, my traffic is up 19.7 percent, and I’m always interested in what’s working and why. It helps […]
Estimates for holiday sales show an increase of 4 to 5.5 percent over 2013. But so far, it's too early to see if the retail figures are worth celebrating this year. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" to go over the numbers.
Greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s 500 largest businesses rose 3.1 percent from 2010 to 2013, according to a Thomson Reuters report written in collaboration with BSD Consulting. During this time the UN says major companies should have seen a 4.2 percent reduction to keep global temperatures within a 2 degrees Celsius increase to limit […]
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Chronic pelvic pain (CPP, pain in the pelvis that is present for more than 2 weeks a month and has been there for more than 6 months) affects 15 percent of women and accounts for upwards of $2 billion a year in direct medical costs. To say it is a significant health burden is a […]