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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are heading solidly higher for the first time this week before the Labor Department releases its final monthly employment report of the year.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's central bank has lifted its growth forecast for the country's economy this year and next, pointing to healthy domestic demand as unemployment remains low.
(BPT) - Businesses of all sizes, especially small and mid-size businesses, have faced a number of divergent economic headwinds since the onset of The Great Recession in late 2008. Chances are good that during that time, a business held on tightly to the cash it had, put its growth plans on hold or both.
NEW YORK (AP) — Economists hope Wall Street can shake off yesterday's bearish performance, mostly in reaction to disappointing retail sales reports, and pick up steam again today. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 77 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 16,008.77 yesterday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell four points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,800.90. The Nasdaq composite fell 13 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,045.26. Futures point to a slightly lower opening
SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwired) — 12/03/13 -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Florida Power & Light Company (FP&L) (Juno Beach, Florida), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Incorporated (NYSE: NEE) (Juno Beach), and the City of Vero Beach Municipal Utilities are negotiating the acquisition of the Vero Beach Power Station (Vero Beach, Florida). FP&L has agreed to a deal that is worth up to $111.5 million cash, with $179 million in incentives.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street took a breather on Friday and the stock market slipped during the holiday-shortened trading session but the bulls will be trying to run again today. The S&P 500 closed out its eighth straight week of gains on Friday even though it slipped one point to 1,805. The Dow dropped 10, closing at 16,086. But the Nasdaq rose 15 points to end at 4,059. Futures point to a lackluster opening this morning
NEW YORK (AP) — The major stock indexes are at record levels. The market has surged this year on a combination of solid corporate earnings, a slowly recovering economy and easy-money policies from the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high of 1,807. The Dow closed at its own record high of 16,097. And the Nasdaq advanced to 4,044. Futures point to gains at this morning's opening of a short session.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New federal data suggests the amount of natural gas extracted from the Gulf of Mexico and sent to the Northeast has dropped sharply in recent years as new discoveries in that region boost the nation's overall supply.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Standard & Poor's has stripped the Netherlands of its triple-A credit rating, saying that the country's growth prospects have deteriorated and it is not performing as well as peers.
DENVER (AP) — Twitter just issued its IPO but a lingering question is how the popular worldwide microblog company will turn a profit.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A Russian court has granted bail to the last of 30 Greenpeace activists who were detained at sea during a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic.
BAGHDAD (AP) — State-owned PetroChina says it has acquired a share in a development project of one of Iraq's most promising oil fields from U.S. major Exxon Mobil.
HELSINKI (AP) — A team of ex-Nokia engineers is launching a smartphone based on the former world No. 1 cellphone maker's old software, hoping to grab a share of a highly competitive market.
NEW YORK (AP) — World oil prices could be headed lower after the preliminary nuclear deal between Western nations and Iran, even though the deal does not loosen sanctions on Iran's oil exports.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Two more of the 30 people arrested by Russia following a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic two months ago have been freed on bail.
SARASOTA, FLA. - Most county governments have a business and economic development office and Sarasota County is no different. One of the goals of the Business and Economic Development is to help local business thrive which in turn benefits the entire community.
What are our means we’re supposed to be living within? For financial purposes, this is your take-home pay. We live in a world that revolves around credit cards and their credit limit that can easily turn into a financial burden if used as a source of income. The following steps will help you enter the world of credit without becoming a victim of your credit limit.
SARASOTA, FL - On the word that a local business owner is being accused of misusing funds, some are asking if enough is being done to protect the county's economic development money.
NEW YORK (AP) — A host of economic indicators, including retail sales and consumer prices, are due out today. Investors will be looking closely for positive news following yesterday's trading. Traders seemed discouraged by earnings reports yesterday, and the Dow Jones industrial average edged down nine points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 15,966. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell three points, or 0.2 percent and the Nasdaq composite lost 17 points, or 0.4 percent. Futures point to modest gains at this morning's opening.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two cast members of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" face the reality of new charges in federal court.
PANAMA CITY, FL -- (Marketwired) — 11/19/13 -- Governor Rick Scott today announced that iSirona, an information technology company which provides solutions for medical device integration, will expand its operations in Panama City, creating 300 new jobs and a capital investment of $2.25 million.
Sarasota County commissioners now say a $90,000 consultants report on dealing with growth is not what they wanted.
A $90,000 report on how to deal with growth in Sarasota County has at least one commissioner saying it's a waste of tax payer money.
PARIS (AP) — A leading economic think-tank says a slowdown in emerging economies and the potential for another U.S. budget crisis will weigh on global growth this year and next.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government has sold 20 percent of the national airline as part of a contentious asset sales program.