Archive for December, 2011

9 easy ways to improve your finances in 2012

Here’s a list of ways you can improve your finances in 2012.

Q&A with Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels sat down with The Indianapolis Star recently to look back at his term, but also to look ahead at what will fill the minutes he has left.

Mortgage Rates On The Rise

Fixed mortgage rates rose slightly this week off their record lows. The year ends much like it began, with few people able to take advantage of the best rates in history.

Tough year for shipping industry

The shipping industry is notoriously cyclical but the ferociousness of its volatility was on display this year. It has been a painful experience given that 2010 was a time when container shipping lines rebounded into healthy profits after the global recession.

Nomura Expects 18% Rise in Apartment Sales as Inventories Dip

Nomura Real Estate Holdings Inc., Tokyo’s third-largest developer, plans to boost its home sales by about 18 percent next year as a drop in housing inventories signal a rebound after the March 11 earthquake.

China’s Stocks Decline on Cash Crunch, Slowing Industrial Profit

China’s stocks fell, driving the benchmark index lower for the sixth time in seven days, on concern about a cash crunch after interbank lending rates jumped and profit growth for industrial companies slowed.

China’s Stocks Decline on Cash Crunch, Slowing Industrial Profit

China’s stocks fell, driving the benchmark index lower for the sixth time in seven days, on concern about a cash crunch after interbank lending rates jumped and profit growth for industrial companies slowed.

The globalised underclass

In the aftermath of the English riots of August this year, mainstream media analysts pored over the rioters? language, with special attention to social-media exchanges.

Chester Heights approves tax hike; ends 42-year streak

Chester Heights Borough’s incredible 42-year string of zero-increase budgets came to a screeching halt with Monday night’s unanimous adoption of a final 2012 budget, which calls for a 0.36-mill increase in property taxes.

More travelers are expected as gas prices fall, for now

MOREHEAD CITY Gas prices have dipped recently, a gift for those who will be taking to the highways this weekend for the Christmas holiday.