Archive for November, 2009

Black Friday Sales Numbers Slightly Up; Good Sign For The Economy?

11/30/2009
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Sales numbers for Black Friday were up slightly, which in the tough economic times we find ourselves that is a positive sign, but are these sales numbers a sign the economy is growing? Many sight the buying smarts of retailers and the advertising blitz for the positive results on Black Friday. Many retailers’ strategic...
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Construction and Commercial Truck Sales; Why Unemployment Is The Key To Economic Recovery

11/30/2009
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Commercial truck sales and construction feed off each other since the construction industry needs commercial trucks to operate. However, as of late, with the slowing economy, few new housing starts and a drastic lull in the construction industry the pain many construction workers are feeling is being shared by the auto industry as commercial...
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Microsoft Combats Google On News, Search Market, and ChromeOS

11/29/2009
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Microsoft and Google are reportedly in a war in the online world and there are some huge factors at stake. An article by Newsweek says that Microsoft is combating Google with the news sources the site advertises, the general dominance of Google in the online search market, and over the new operating system Google...
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Cyber Monday Deals and Bargains; Online Sales Compete With Black Friday

11/29/2009
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Cyber Monday is said to be the new Black Friday in terms of bargains and there are some touting Cyber Monday as the avenue through which a major part of retail revenue will be generated this season. There are supposedly deals on Cyber Monday that will last the whole day, offer free shipping, huge...
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Will Google Wave Be Better Than Email?

11/26/2009
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Google Wave is the emerging idea from the Google empire and this new initiative is said to be the one thing that actually has a chance of replacing email. Google has made leaps and bounds in the online world but there are critics that site past failures from Google who believe the Google Wave...
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1 in 4 Homes Are Underwater; Homes Worth Less Than Price Of Mortgage

11/25/2009
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A report from CNN says 25% of homes are what is termed as underwater, meaning that homeowners owe more on their home than the home is worth. This seems to be a more common problem, but many hope that with the economy showing positive signs and improvements continuing daily, home values will rise again...
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Current Job Market Under Review By Obama Administration

11/24/2009
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The current job market has drawn the attention of the Obama Administration and on December 3rd a job forum will be hosted for ideas that may boost the speed with which new jobs are created. The big problem that seems to be causing the lack of jobs in the current job market would be...
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Constrained Bank Lending And No Confidence Lead To A Weak Job Market

11/24/2009
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When Bank lending is constrained and employers have little confidence in the economy and the reports that things are getting better a weak job market will always follow. With so many saying that everything but the job market is looking up, why is there so little confidence in the economy and why are employers...
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Airline Industry and Thanksgiving Travel: Will The Airline Industry Profit Over The Holidays?

11/24/2009
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The airline industry looks to family holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas as some of, if not the, busiest times of the year. Yet, with a year in recession what is the airline industry doing to generate profits this holiday season, which is certain to bring less flyers? Many companies in the airline industry are...
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Nationwide Home Sales Up 37% Since January; First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit and $6500 Repeat Homebuyer Tax Credit Help Sales

11/24/2009
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The nationwide number of home sales since January has risen almost 37% and many feel the first-time homebuyer tax credit and the $6500 repeat homebuyer tax credit, along with other incentives are fueling the rise. Many new homebuyer are reporting that they are having trouble finding a home simply because there are so many...
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