Archive for January, 2010

Sunnyside BID shines light on local merchants

With fur flying through the air as she coaxes her client to stay still, Carol Stipeck goes about her daily routine, armed with a pair of clippers and a warm smile. (4 mins ago)

South’s jobless seek work in Tenn.

Think the labor market in Tennessee is bad? Some residents of states with even higher unemployment, like North Carolina and Florida, are moving to Tennessee in hopes of having better luck finding jobs. (37 mins ago)

Uncle Sam Wants You

Make it shallow, fast, and cheap — and make it snappy! (7 mins ago)

Fed Vows To Hold Rates Low For ‘extended Period’

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday pledged to keep rates at record low for an “extended period” to help the recovery but said the economy has strengthened. The Fed said “inflation is likely to be subdued for some time.” (23 secs ago)

Dollar gains, except vs yen, on Chinese anxieties

The dollar rose against the European currencies Tuesday but fell versus the yen as the specter of a slowdown in Chinese bank lending and economic growth loomed. (11 mins ago)

Deschutes, Jefferson jobless rates drop a bit

Central Oregon jobless rates changed little in the last month of 2009, though two fell a bit to their lowest levels since early in the year. (16 mins ago)

Stocks to watch: Contact, NZO, Nuplex, Pike River

Two key themes are likely to impact on the NZ sharemarket this week: One is what is happening overseas as there is some nervousness about the US and Chinese economies. The second is the OCR announcement on Thursday. (3 mins ago)

In Hindsight: An Apple ‘creation’ and Google, eBay ‘momentum’

Apple summons the media to see its ‘latest creation.’ Plus: Silicon Valley home prices and sales show some strength. Rents fall. Google, eBay and AMD report earnings. Silicon Valley’s jobless rate drops. (26 mins ago)

Crude Oil Tumbles to a One-Month Low as Equities Decline

Jan. 22 — Crude oil fell to a one-month low in New York after equities dropped on President Barack Obama s proposed restrictions on risk-taking at financial institutions and on speculation China will raise interest rates. (5 mins ago)

Canada Dollar Touches Lowest in Three Weeks as Stocks, Oil Fall

Jan. 21 — Canada’s dollar touched a three-week low as stocks and oil tumbled and investors speculated China will seek to curb its economic expansion, dimming the appeal of currencies that traditionally benefit from global growth. (3 mins ago)