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2013-01-24 04:20:40

SINGAPORE, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wealth-X, the ultra high net worth (UHNW) business development solution for Private Bankers, Prospect Researchers, Fundraisers, Marketing Executives and Business Development Professionals, has announced bold expansion plans for 2013. Having seen significant growth in 2012 on the back of a surge in global demand for Ultra High Net Worth intelligence, Wealth-X announced its plans to accelerate expansion in 2013. With over 160 researchers covering 35...

2013-01-22 12:26:06

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RateWatch, a premier banking data and analytics service owned by TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) reported today that the interest rate on a 6 month CD decreased 0.01 percent over the previous week based on data collected from over 90,000 financial institution locations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130102/NY35868LOGO-b ) Bank deposits rates remain at historically low levels, as the Federal Reserve has kept its target range for the...

2013-01-22 08:24:50

? Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) up nearly 3 percent year over year - WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) released today showed sustained growth, notching a 0.4 percent gain over December 2012 on a three month moving average (3MMA) basis. The year over year 3MMA showed a solid 2.8 percent gain over January 2012. The CAB is a leading economic indicator derived from a composite index of...

2013-01-17 16:22:18

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada maintain its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate the Bank targets for monetary policy purposes, at 1.00 percent at its next announcement on January 23, 2013. The Council further called for the Bank to hold the target at 1.00 through mid-year, recommending a target of 1.25 percent by January of 2014. The MPC is a C.D. Howe...

2013-01-05 00:20:09

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SATURDAY, JANUARY 5: MINIMUM WAGE Profile America -- Saturday, January 5th. The business world was startled on this date in 1914, when Henry Ford announced that he would pay his workers a minimum wage of $5 a day, which is about $116 today. The idea eventually gained general acceptance,...

Teenage Delinquent Behaviors Associated With Recession During Infancy
2013-01-01 09:09:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online US teenagers born during the early 1980s were found to have been slightly more prone to drinking, smoking, theft and arrests due to macroeconomic conditions during the first year of their life, according to new research from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University (SUNY). The current economic crisis has received much attention from policy makers, although the focus has been more on short-term effects. Long-term...

2012-12-19 05:04:07

Medzilla Reports: In November the nation saw an important drop in the country's unemployment rate, signaling the continued steady improvement of the overall economic situation (bls.gov, 12/7/2012). In spite of pundits' allegations that job numbers would show lower than expected additions because of Hurricane Sandy, 146,000 new positions were created and the unemployment rate fell down even further, to 7.7% (http://money.cnn.com, 12/7/2012). Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 The American...

2012-12-18 12:25:49

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Workers in the private sector likely will see the overall rate of wage growth remain at or close to its recent pace in the coming months, according to the revised fourth quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by Bloomberg BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC33627LOGO ) The index fell to 98.38 (second quarter 1976 = 100) from 98.52 in the third...

2012-12-11 12:25:55

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The 2012 State New Economy Index showcases the regions that are at the forefront of the nation's movement toward a global, innovation-based New Economy. The index, produced by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), ranks states on a series of indicators that analyze the environment for innovation and high-tech job growth. The top five states in this year's index are Massachusetts, Delaware, Washington, California and...

2012-12-07 08:23:49

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is from Marie Lopez Rogers, president of the National League of Cities, and mayor of Avondale, AZ in response to today's unemployment report: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081022/NLCLOGO) "Today's unemployment report shows the country moving in the right direction, though with too slow of a pace. This slow growth is reason enough to explore every possibility to avoid the fiscal cliff. "Local...