Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Heavy discounting took a toll on U.S. retail sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers spent almost 3-percent less than they did a year earlier, according to data released Sunday by an industry group.
Want that Amazon order in just 30 minutes? Company CEO Jeff Bezos says he hopes to soon deploy an armada of mini-drones able to drop small packages at your doorstep.1 Comment
Monday, December 2, 2013
Online U.S. shopping for Black Friday deals soared to US$3 billion during a two-day period beginning Thursday, with tablets and cell phones as top must-have items, estimates showed Saturday.
For a year and a half, 80-year-old Kentucky resident Shirley Logsdon received repeated calls from a debt collection agency over an unpaid medical bill.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The U.S. holiday shopping season started even earlier this year, as more than a dozen major retailers opened on the Thanksgiving holiday despite protests from workers.
Brazil awarded 72 onshore natural gas and shale gas exploration blocks Thursday in a controversial auction marked by complaints from environmentalists about a lack of regulation.1 Comment
Friday, November 29, 2013
Macy's Inc. (M.N) and a slew of other U.S. retailers are opening on Thanksgiving for the first time ever in a bare-knuckled brawl for a bigger slice of overall holiday sales.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Businesses spent less last month on machinery, computers and most other items, lowering orders for U.S. long-lasting factory goods. The decline suggests companies may have been reluctant to invest during the 16-day partial government shutdown.
Cubans have a new private enterprise opportunity — acting as “telecommunications agents” by essentially turning their homes into phone booths and charging neighbors by the minute to use their telephones.
Mexican lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill designed to boost lending in Latin America's second-largest economy by making it easier for banks to collect on guarantees for bad loans and beefing up regulatory power over financial firms.