Economy & Markets

Ten million new “green jobs” can be created by national investments in sustainable forest management, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said today.
It all happened faster than you can say, “senior discount.”
It is only with a sense of optimism, preferably accompanied by a sense of energy and laughter, that we will be able to pick ourselves up from a broken Humpty Dumpty.
From CNET NEWS Sure, quality matters, but if we go on exporting jobs, how will we maintain our standard of living? I could make the same case for buying online versus shopping in your city or town. Those local shops employ your family, friends, and neighbors; would you pay extra to keep the dollars in your community?
The current recession has led Americans to put the brakes on travel — long viewed as a key measure of Americans' confidence in their financial situation — and led hotels to turn on vacancy signs as occupancy rates have plunged.
The sports industry generates 36 billion dollars a year in economic growth and employs more than 400,000 Floridians. Governor Charlie Crist said despite the worsening economy, people need to support their local teams.
As Americans held onto more of their income, consumer spending fell at a 3.5 percent annual pace, accounting for much of a 3.8 percent annualized dive in gross domestic product (GDP).
It turns out that the direction of the dollar has a lot to do with who wins elections, and history proves it. Since 1960, when the dollar has remained strong the incumbent party has fared very well on Election Day.
The cost of insurance premiums and co-pays could double by 2016 according to a report released by the Florida Public Interest Research Group. The Florida PIRG report claims wasteful spending by hospitals and insurance companies will lead to higher cost for patients. The report claims one out of three dollars...