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Bruce Levenson and His Fellow Oppressors

Kim Kane | Posted 11.08.2014 | Sports
Kim Kane

Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson has announced he will sell the team after self-reporting a racially charged email sent in 2012.

Which Is It, Crude Oil Price, Features Oil Price, or Spot Price of Oil?

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

Why is it that after a long period of unprecedented monetary policy initiative of $85 billion monthly expenditures to buy back government securities -- granted that it is being trimmed down -- we have not witnessed a significant economic growth and still arguing about the direction of job creation?

Gas Prices: Should They Continue to Rise?

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

No other commodity has that type of influence on our economy and the economy of the world. If that is true, the question then is why do we treat it in the same manner we treat other commodities with less simultaneous pronounced effect on both domestic and global economy?

Quantitative Easing: Is it the Solution to all Our Economic Problems?

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

The Fed has been trusted with the responsibility of keeping inflation and unemployment low. Because of the inverse relationship between the two, policy makers have not always found it easy to carry out both assignments.

Bernanke: Americans 'Continue To Struggle'

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Monday that although broad measurements of the economy point to recovery...

Spending Jump Outpaces Income Growth

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.30.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers boosted their spending in February by the most in seven months, raising expectations for stronger growth at the star...

Americans Tolerate Price Hikes On Everyday Products

AP | CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 01.26.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — The way Americans are chomping Big Macs, lacing up pricey sneakers and gulping peppermint mochas in this economy, you'd think they're...

More Than Half Of All Americans Didn't Go Out To Eat Last Year: Census Bureau

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

More than half of all Americans say they've recently gone a year without dining out, in what may be one of the clearest reflections yet of how the lis...

Income Falls For First Time In Two Years

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Consumer spending adjusted for inflation was flat in August as income fell for the first time in nearly two years amid a weak labor m...

Eating in Trumps Eating Out

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth McVay Greene

Americans spend significantly more money on food they eat at home than they do on food they eat out. Supply chains make it nearly impossible for farmers to reach consumers.

Newt Gingrich's Fight for the Luxury Industry Is Laughable

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Should we really believe that 20 million people purchasing luxury goods such as jewels, fashion, yachts, private planes and lavish international travel will be a major boost to the U.S. economy! Come, on.

Consumer Spending, Personal Incomes Rise In December

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Personal incomes rose more than expected in December and consumer spending increased for the third straight month, helping the econ...

Eco-Extrava-gay-ances

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

In an industry-wide turn-around, many high-end labels are trying to change their luxury goods businesses by "double air kissing" new environmental and labor standards.

Dueling Docs

Janice Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Horowitz

In the face of nose-diving portfolios and little disposable income to go around, should ridding the face of wrinkles really be a priority? For that matter, should it ever be a priority?

Consumer Spending Sees Biggest Gain In 2 Years

Washington Post | Neil Irwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The housing market is tanking, the credit markets are in crisis, and economists fear that a recession could be on the way -- but in November at least,...