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Recent Small Business News
Fresh recent business news stories should come to you everyday to get you on top. When you have a business or you want to start one, the best research process you can do is to read recent business news.
When you do, you will be able to adjust your decisions accordingly and find out if other businesses are improving or bottoming out. Also, there are hidden opportunities and lessons learned in every story you can find here. So access some of the breaking news and business information right now.
The Basics of Starting up a Business
Mastering the fundamentals plays a role in aiming success. If you want to be the best player in your chosen sports, you need to know the fundamentals of it. This is just the same with business.
2012 Top 10 Franchises
Are you planning to start a franchise business? You must be knowing about the benefits of investing on a proved business model than a completely new one.
What It Takes To Start a Small Business
Nowadays, it takes ideas and thousand dollars to start up your own business. Starting your own business is made possible through online freelancing networks. Heard of Freelancer.com?
Handyman Service Rates
One of the most excellent small business opportunities is becoming a handyman. There is a continuous demand for maintenance and repair services and a stable need for efficient and reliable handyman services.
JPMorgan Income Drops in Q3
JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the strongest bankers at Wall Street, said its net income fell by 4 percent to $4.26 billion in the third quarter of 2011 from $4.42 billion a year ago, citing weaker investment banking and market results, as well as losses in its private equity division.
Carmakers Shifts to Higher Gear at IAA Motor Show
Despite uncertainties in the overall global economy, auto makers are now shifting to higher gear with nearly 90 new vehicles models expected to debut at the 2011 IAA, the biggest motor show in the world.
US Billionaire Businessmen Pledge to Give Away Wealth
As part of the on going Give Pledge campaign, which was stared by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, some 17 US billionaires have also committed to give away their fortune in the name of charity – including Facebook founders Zuckerberg and Moskovitz.
US Service Sector Grows at Faster Rate in November – ISM
Economists are expecting a more positive growth rate in the US job sector following a report by private-trade group Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which showed a positive rise in the country’s service sector – expanding for the 11th straight month in November and the fastest rate in six months.
Starbucks Ready to Boost Acquisitions for Grocery Plan -- Schultz
Seattle-based coffee giant Starbuck Corp on Wednesday revealed plans for major acquisitions to help the company boost its expansion into the groceries business.
US Consumers Back in Black Friday Shopping Spree
US consumers are back in to their regular spending habit, buying more items at higher price offers, analysts said.
Treasury Dep’t Warns Congress against Politicking over Monetary Policy
The United States Federal Reserve, the country’s central bank, will continue to perform its mandate to promote full employment among the American people despite strong opposition from Republican lawmakers, the US Treasury Department said on Friday.
US Housing Starts Drop to Near Record-Low in October
The US housing market continued to struggle in the wake of the global financial crisis as construction of new homes in the country slowed down significantly in October, the United States Commerce Department said.
US Foreclosures Fall in October as Processing Stalls
At least 94, 000 homes were foreclosed by banks in October, slightly lower by 9 percent compared to the previous month as the so-called “robo-signing” controversy stalled filing processes.
T-Mobile Retires “Sidekick” After 8 Years
: After almost a decade of popularity and glamour, T-Mobile has decided to phase out its popular QWERTY mobile phone called the Sidekick, which has been the favorite status symbol of the likes of Paris Hilton and other young Hollywood stars.
Verizon Unveils Flash-ready Motorola Droid X, the “iPhone Killer”
Verizon and Motorola unveiled the new Android-powered Droid X, which is dubbed as the new “iPhone killer” with its bigger screen and much superior data processor.
Valeant Pharma, Biovail Eyes Merger
In a bid to strengthen its markets in North America, Asia, and Europe, California-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has agreed to acquire Canadian drug maker Biovail Corp through a merger, which also aims to save the latter from continued falling sales due to previous financial scandals.
US Foreclosure Rate “Flat-lined” in May
RealtyTrac Inc., a private foreclosure listing service, said on Thursday that foreclosure-related notices has remained from last year as more banks hold back from evicting people from their homes.
New Seattle’s Best Coffee Logo Stirs Different Opinions
Coffee giant Seattle’s Best has defended its new company logo, which has started stir among its customers after its launching last week.
Unemployment Rate Up to 9.9 Percent despite Strong Jobs Creation in April
Unemployment rate in the United States rose to 9.9 percent despite strong output in jobs creation in April. According to the data released by the Labor Department, some 290, 000 new workers were hired with the help of the private companies and the government.
Strong Caterpillar Outlook Pulls Stocks Higher
A strong surge in the outlook results of Caterpillar Inc. has helped the stock market gain better footing as the world economy started to pick up pace.
US Home Sales Rise in March
Economists polled by Thomson Reuters predicted that home sales has increased by 5.2 percent in March after thee consecutive months of decline.
Yahoo Ad Revenue Falls 14 Percent
Yahoo Inc., the world’s second most popular search engine tool, has reported a 14 percent drop in revenue in the first three months compared to the same period last year.
US Retail Sales Surge in February
United States retail sales surged significantly in February as merchants were able to weather severe snowstorms across the country.
Strong Week Ahead for US Retailers despite Storm
Strong week ahead for US retailers despite severe storm on Super Saturday, a market research analyst firm said on Monday.
Winter Storm Threatens Holiday Sales
Winter storm in the United States East Coast threatened the last push of retailers for a stronger holiday sales this year. Analysts said that the “Super Saturday” sales could become a big flop for the merchants in the said area and the overall US retailers’ holiday sales, saying that it accounts to more than 30 percent of the total $15 billion income each year.
Tag Heuer to “Downscale” Tiger Woods Campaign Ads in the US
Tag Heuer said it would downscale the use of Tiger Woods campaign ads in the US. But Tag stressed that it will continue its relationship with the golfer until foreseeable future or upon the golfer’s return in the professional golfing tournament.
US Supreme Court to Rule over Text Privacy Case
The US Supreme Court will rule over the text privacy case after it has granted the motion of the Ontario Police Department to hear its side of the issue.
US Appellate Court to Decide on Mattel, MGA Bratz Case
A US Appellate Court will soon render its decision on the Mattel case against MGA Entertainment’ Bratz, giving both parties to mediate for settlement.
US Online Holiday Spending Gains Anew, Up by Three Percent
US online holiday spending gains anew as online retailers posted a three percent increase in sales a week after Cyber Monday.
Unemployment Rate Increases in Some Metro Areas
A new data from the US Labor Department showed that the unemployment rate in some 162 metro areas across the country has increased in October, adding to the burden of job scarcity.
US Job Cuts Steadily Going Down
Job cuts across the US were seen steadily going down in November as the retail sector started to hire new employees due to the promise of stronger outlook next year.
US Government Beefs Up Crackdown on Mortgage Firms
The US government has now beefed up crackdown on mortgage firms that will fail to complete paperwork of the homeowners that would allow them to modify their payment scheme.
US Gov’t Defers Crackdown against Internet Gambling
The US government deferred the crackdown against Internet gambling by temporary suspending the implementation of the new guideline for a six-month period to give financial institutions in the country ample time to prepare its systems and employees not to accept payments for online gambling.
US Housing Construction Slows Down Sharply, Inflation Spikes Up
A new data from the US government showed that the housing construction has significantly slowed down in October, suggesting a painfully slow and uneven economic recovery in the coming months.
US First Time Homebuyers Surge
US first-time homebuyers have surged in the past year, from July 2008 to June 2009, as government tax incentive programs continue to fuel increases in the sales for several consecutive months.
U.S. Bancorp Acquired Banking Subsidiaries
Effective immediately, U.S. Bancorp announced today that U.S. Bank National Association, its lead bank, has acquired banking subsidiaries of Oak Park, Illinois’ FBOP Corporation from FDIC. The U.S. Bancorp Banking Subsidiaries Acquisition includes $18 billion assets from nine different banks.
U.S. Grants Tougher Iran Sanctions
Last Thursday in Washington, the Senate Banking Committee of the United States approved legislation that allows tougher sanctions on Iran coming from the Obama administration. This is part of the efforts to constrict the nuclear programs of Tehran.
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