Archive for March, 2011

German Joblessness Falls to Lowest Since 1992 as Crises Don’t Deter Hiring

German unemployment fell twice as much as economists forecast in March as instability in the Middle East and the crisis in Japan failed to deter companies from hiring. (13 mins ago)

Developing economies? lead over rivals poses risks

WASHINGTON The world’s biggest economies are recovering from the Great Recession at troublesome speeds: too fast or too slow. (18 mins ago)

Gold price near record high

Gold was steady in Europe on Tuesday, with the soft dollar, euro zone sovereign debt woes and Middle East unrest lending support, but trading was cautious after the metal failed to build on last week’s record high. (6 mins ago)

Gold Investing Hits the Horoscopes

Gold investing used to be seen as contrarian a rejection of the happy-clappy bullishness that fueled the late-20th century’s last and greatest bubble, the Tech Stock Bubble. So price movements aside, what about mass participation in gold. (12 mins ago)

Rules change for loans

New rules that go into effect this week are designed to protect homebuyers. But not everyone is applauding them. (1 hour ago)

Oklahoma’s unemployment rate dips to 6.5% in February

Oklahoma’s unemployment rate dipped to 6.5 percent in February, according to data released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (49 mins ago)

Senators review options on changing unemployment insurance payments

A legislative compromise to grant some relief to businesses paying the highest unemployment insurance rates has fallen apart and senators are looking at a range of new ideas, from further restrictions on benefits to borrowing money, as they hope to find a (1 hour ago)

No water-wastewater fee increases this year

Woodland Park water and sewer customers will not pay more for services this year. (2 hours ago)

Fixed mortgage rates drop

Fixed mortgage rates tumbled last week, and the 15-year loan dipped below 4 percent for the first time in three months. Rates followed the yield on U.S. Treasury bonds, which fell on worries that the crisis in Japan could slow economic growth. (45 mins ago)

Consumer confidence reaches record lows

Consumer confidence deteriorated in February and has reached record lows, superseding levels seen during the recession. (14 secs ago)