Archive for March, 2012

Does Intel Pass Buffett's Test?

Here's one of Buffett's favorite metrics for evaluating companies.

Columbus metro area unemployment rate slips to 8.9 percent in February

Fewer layoffs in several sectors continue to fuel downward trend

Japan ruling party tinkers with tax hike plan, dissent still strong

TOKYO – Japan's ruling Democratic Party made minor changes to a plan to raise the sales tax to win over dissenters, but opposition remains strong, setting the stage for a showdown that has the potential to split the party and deepen policy paralysis.

As need increases, organ donations flat; advocates say more people need to register as donors

As need increases, organ donations flat; advocates say more people need to register as donors

One thing miners can be sure of, the taxman is out to get his cut

Irrespective of the tax, Australia still rates highly, report Peter Ker and Clancy Yeates .

Newedge Says Soy Beats Corn as Cekander Talks Seeds: Commodities

In the world’s biggest agricultural market, the director of grains research at the largest broker on the Chicago Board of Trade says soybeans will beat corn.

Still No. 2 OC’s jobless rate increases

By KEVIN BOWDEN Staff Reporter It’s now been six consecutive months that Obion County’s jobless rate has been ranked the second highest in the state. The lingering impact of the local Goodyear plant closure has kept Obion County near the top of the sta…

New Zealand consumer confidence remains subdued in the first quarter

New Zealand consumer confidence remained retreated in the first quarter, as concerns rose over the strength of the economy and inflation pressures.The household index advanced to 102.4 in the first quarter from 101.3 in December, Westpac Banking Corp. …

Melbourne's richest suburb

Enclave knocks blue-blood Toorak off its most-expensive-suburb perch for first time.

NZ consumer confidence down in March – ANZ survey

WELLINGTON, March 15 New Zealand consumer confidence fell in March, but there was a lift in the number of jobs being offered and manufacturing activity perked up, confirming the patchy nature of the local economy, according to a series of surveys on T…