Archive for October, 2011

Sherwood officials weigh revenue, needs

Several Sherwood city officials said during an Aug. 30 budget meeting that there are serious needs in city infrastructure maintenance and upgrades.

World Week Ahead: More earnings and the Fed

Halloween is likely to be a lot less spooky than it appeared to be mere days ago with October set to close as the best performing month for Wall Street in decades.

E-commerce raises question of sales tax fairness

A growing chorus of bricks-and-mortar small businesses are protesting what they see as tax law inequities driving them to the brink by requiring they collect and remit sales taxes while their electronic counterparts prosper through tax-free goods and services.

Rebound or Bust: New Numbers Show Americans Spending More, But Saving Less

In September, consumers spent more but made less than expected. As a result, the national savings rate dropped to 3.6%, which is the lowest level it has been since the beginning of the recession. And that has some people nervous.

High-tech Interest Fueling Job Growth, Office Market Recovery

NEW YORK CITY-Growth in the high-tech industry is helping to fuel an office market recovery–both nationally and locally–a report from Jones Lang LaSalle finds.

Short Australian Dollar Against Norwegian Krone? [charts]

On a multi-day/week basis, traders should perhaps short the Australian dollar against the Norwegian krone, according research from Richard Franulovich of Westpac Institutional Bank.

Home Price Increase Eludes Las Vegas

WASHINGTON – Home prices rose in August in half of major cities measured by a private survey, a sign that prices are stabilizing in some hard-hit portions of the country. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index showed Tuesday that prices increased in

Council members will discuss thermal camera purchase

The council will discuss a proposal to purchase two thermal imaging camera packages for the Duncan Fire Department. The lowest and best of the three bids the council received was for $18,620 from Casco Industries Inc.

Billions are in dispute

Dick Smith thrives on competition. At 69, he braved the heat and sandstorms of the Saharan desert to compete against rivals half his age this summer on ABC’s adventure reality show, Expedition Impossible.?

U.S. economy rebounds a bit

The U.S. economy appears slightly healthier than many had feared it was a few weeks ago, raising hopes that it can end the year on an upward slope.