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2011-09-15 20:19:02

A study published in the October issue of the Journal of Labor Economics suggests an unexpected consequence of the housing bust: lower college attendance. The study, by Cornell economist Michael Lovenheim, finds evidence that when home values soared in the late 1990s and early 2000's, many families borrowed against that new equity to send kids to college, boosting overall college attendance nationwide. Now that the boom is over and families have less equity in their homes, it could mean...

2011-09-14 07:11:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, California Sports Company K-Swiss will continue their outrageous take on training with the launch of "The Killer Body Beatdown" TUBES(TM) ad campaign starring America's Toughest Trainer Jillian Michaels and featuring comedian Kaitlin Olson, known for her fanatical character on the hit FX series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." In partnership with Lady Foot Locker, the multi-media campaign will consist of TV spots and a...

2011-09-13 11:07:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summary of Key Findings: The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2010, median household income declined, the poverty rate increased and the percentage without health insurance coverage was not statistically different from the previous year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) Real median household income in the United States in 2010 was $49,445, a 2.3 percent decline from the 2009 median. The...

2011-09-07 07:00:00

DRAPER, Utah, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazuma Capital Corp, a leading national direct lender, announced today it has funded a $2.7 million dollar transaction for a U.S. thermal coal producer. The company sought a funding source that had expertise in funding newer companies. Mazuma Capital was ultimately the right choice to help structure and fund the transaction. The company had many challenges present in this transaction from the documentation aspect, which affected the credit due...

2011-09-05 11:52:39

The Great Recession and ensuing job crisis continue to take a toll on union membership, according to UCLA's annual report on organized labor. From July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, unionization rates remained essentially flat in Los Angeles but fell close to a percentage point in California and tumbled to historic lows nationwide, researchers from the university's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) found. "The trend is bad for unions, it's bad for workers and, because...

2011-08-05 07:30:00

GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: ACFN), announced that its Projects Division was awarded a new manufacturing and simulator development contract valued at approximately $1.75 million. The customer is a leading integrator with whom DSIT enjoys a long and mutually beneficial business relationship. Work on the project has already begun and is expected to be completed in the middle of 2012. The customer has...

2011-07-27 09:42:00

SHREWSBURY, N.J., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In its July issue, Financial Advisor magazine released its sixth annual RIA survey, the most comprehensive survey of RIA firms conducted by any periodical. The 2011 survey, which is based on firms' assets at the end of 2010, found that the RIA business is rebounding from the 2008-2009 recession, with many firms eclipsing their pre-recession highs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110321/NY68100LOGO ) On a collective basis, the 454...

2011-06-10 00:00:29

Primatics Financial hosted a Regional Financial Industry Forum event at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel in downtown Chicago, IL on May 17, 2011. Bank executives attended to discuss the main challenges and obstacles pertaining to the valuation, loan accounting and tax elements associated with bank M&A activity. (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 Primatics Financial hosted a Regional Financial Industry Forum event at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel in downtown Chicago, IL on May 17, 2011. Bank...

2011-05-19 14:55:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped to 7.5% in April as the state's economy created nearly 24,000 new jobs. The increase after last month's small job decline continued a trend that has seen the number of jobs in the state increase in nine of the last 14 months, with an overall increase of about 125,000 jobs since the recent job low point set in February 2010. In April, the unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was one-and-a-half percentage...

2011-05-04 09:00:00

NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Japan's economy will likely withstand the recent disasters, but it was extremely vulnerable before these events, and cyclical and structural economic forces could still make the recovery path uneven, The Conference Board reports in a new analysis released today. The earthquake on March 11 and the resulting aftershocks and tsunami occurred just as Japan's long weak economic performance was beginning to show some improvement. Given the country's...