Category: Economy

The New Way to Flip a House: Let Buyers Weigh in Before Renovations

The New Way to Flip a House: Let Buyers Weigh in Before Renovations

In Baltimore, builders are flipping the way that homes are normally flipped. Instead of fixing up an older home and hoping that a buyer likes the improvements, builders are welcoming buyers into the process much...

Latest Beer Gimmicks: Boy Bands, Star Trek, Baseball Bat Flavor

Latest Beer Gimmicks: Boy Bands, Star Trek, Baseball Bat Flavor

What will marketers think of next to entice you into picking their beer out  from the staggering number of beverage options available this summer? You might  be surprised. Here are a few of the...

Entrance to Walt Disney World Now Costs Over $100 (with Tax)

Entrance to Walt Disney World Now Costs Over $100 (with Tax)

Theme parks are so predictable. Universal Studios Orlando recently jacked up admissions prices by a few bucks, just as it did  last year in the weeks before kids start their summer breaks. It was...

Externships: What They Are And Why They’re Important

Externships: What They Are And Why They’re Important

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the first known use of the term “externship” dates back to 1945. However—until recently—most students were entirely unfamiliar with the concept. And many people still don’t know what they are,...

To The Horror Of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here

To The Horror Of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here

Around 1250 A.D., historical records show, ice packs began showing up farther south in the North Atlantic. Glaciers also began expanding on Greenland, soon to threaten Norse settlements on the island. From 1275 to...

Starving Bankers Charge Up China’s LightInTheBox IPO

Starving Bankers Charge Up China’s LightInTheBox IPO

Today I want to give myself the poor timing award for my recent remarks about the upcoming New York IPO for Chinese e-commerce firm LightInTheBox. A day after commenting that the company’s IPO had...

Rising U.S. Rates And A Stronger Dollar: Tectonic Shifts For Investors As Fed Changes The Game Plan

Rising U.S. Rates And A Stronger Dollar: Tectonic Shifts For Investors As Fed Changes The Game Plan

Markets are in disarray after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s magic trick, pulling the tablecloth from the dinner table without moving a single plate. Talk of the Fed tapering its program of quantitative easing has...

America’s New Manufacturing Boomtowns

America’s New Manufacturing Boomtowns

Conventional wisdom for a generation has been that manufacturing in America is dying. Yet over the past five years, the country has experienced something of an industrial renaissance. We may be far from replacing...

Money Talking: Where’s the Economy Headed This Summer?

Money Talking: Where’s the Economy Headed This Summer?

Is the U.S. back? That’s the big question in the global economy right now. Earlier this week, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke suggested that he’d be tiptoeing away from the Fed’s asset buying program,...

Unemployment Falls in 40 U.S. States, Rises in 3

Unemployment Falls in 40 U.S. States, Rises in 3

Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country. The Labor Department said Friday...