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U.S. industry shows some vigor, but housing soft

16 Apr

Workers install a roof on a multi-family building in BroomfieldGroundbreaking for new homes also increased but remained well below the post-recession peak hit in November, signaling the drag the housing market is placing on the economy. Output at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities rose 0.7 percent last month after an upwardly revised gain of 1.2 percent in February, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. Economists had expected industrial production to rise 0.5 percent.

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Entrepreneurs Seeking a Place to Start a Business Find a Surprising Answer: Detroit

16 Apr

An urban area filled with empty buildings and an underused labor force offers some powerful advantages but it also has its challenges.

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Online Grocery Store Begins to Ship Green Goods

16 Apr

There’s a new company making our lives even easier. A new online grocery store, ePantry, launched very recently. The company believes its consumers want to buy sustainable and green products but often don’t because it isn’t convenient. Read more here about how ePantry is making sustainable products more convenient!

A new online grocery called ePantry, publicly launching today, believes that consumers do care about buying green and sustainable products, but they often choose not to because it’s less convenient. That is, when you run out of dish soap or laundry detergent, for example, you simply head over to your local store and grab whatever’s on the shelf – and it might not be the best. Read More

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/04/epantry-launches-an-online-grocery-offering-sustainable-goods-automatically-shipped-to-your-door/ncid=rss

 
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U.S. consumer inflation boosted by higher food, rental housing costs

15 Apr

People shop at a farmer's market in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in WashingtonU.S. consumer prices rose slightly more than expected in March, suggesting a disinflationary trend had run its course. While the increase last month should allay concerns among some Federal Reserve officials that inflation was too tame, price pressures remain subdued enough for the U.S. central bank to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent in March, as a rise in food and shelter costs offset a decline in gasoline prices. The CPI index had gained 0.1 percent in February.

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Personalized Video Ads for Internet-Connected TVs

14 Apr

Eyeview, a personalized video advertising company, has announced that their ads will now work on any television that is connected to the internet, especially anyone with a Roku or an Xbox One. Based on the viewer’s data, Eyeview will be customizing the ads that are shown. Read more about this new campaign here!

Personalized video advertising company Eyeview is announcing that its ads will now work on Internet-connected TVs, specifically those with Roku and Microsoft Xbox devices.

Eyeview’s technology allows ads to be customized using viewer data. For example, it allows a big chain to create a national ad that will include local stores and deals depending on where it’s shown. Read More

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/04/eyeview-connected-tvs/ncid=rss

 
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Bullish March retail sales brighten growth outlook

14 Apr

File photo of shopper walking down aisle in newly opened Walmart Neighborhood Market in ChicagoBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales recorded their largest gain in 1-1/2 years in March, in the latest sign the economy was emerging from its weather-induced slumber and on track to accelerate in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said on Monday retail sales increased 1.1 percent last month, the biggest gain since September 2012, as receipts rose in nearly all categories. February’s increase in retail sales, which account for a third of consumer spending, was raised to 0.7 percent from 0.3 percent. Economists had expected retail sales to advance only 0.8 percent last month.

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The Art of ‘Something From Nothing’

14 Apr

By producing and investing in a series of successful start-ups like Expedia, Zillow and Glassdoor, Richard Barton has managed to accomplish something few others have done.

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Reforms to IMF hit serious deadlock: G20 official

13 Apr

Lagarde takes her seat as she joins Lipton and Shanmugaratnam as they wait for the start of the IMFC meeting during the IMF and World Bank's 2014 Annual Spring Meetings in WashingtonBy Lidia Kelly WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Reforms to the International Monetary Fund have hit a deadlock despite a declaration from global financial chiefs that they would move forward without the United States if it fails to ratify the changes by year-end, a G20 official said on Sunday. The inability to proceed with giving emerging markets a more powerful voice at the IMF and shoring up the lender’s resources appeared the most contentious issue for officials from the Group of 20 leading economies and the representatives for all IMF member nations who met over the weekend. In a final communique, G20 finance ministers and central bankers said they were “deeply disappointed” with the U.S. delay. “I say we are at a dead end.” Any attempt to break the package of reforms, proposed by the G20 in 2010, would be disastrous not only for the United States, but for the whole group, he said, because most countries have already gone through the ratification procedures.

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How a Bicycle Maker Saw the Light, and Found Its Balance

13 Apr

By getting managerial help, a company’s young founders were able to turn their focus toward innovation — including the development of a glow-in-the-dark bike.

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Stocks face earnings blues after tech selloff

12 Apr

Traders work on floor of the New York Stock Exchange“There’s skepticism among investors about the outlook, and we’re getting into the first-quarter earnings season, so you’re going to see some positioning,” said Brian Jacobsen, chief portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Profit growth for Standard & Poor’s 500 companies now is expected to have increased just 0.9 percent in the first quarter from a year ago, down from a January 1 forecast for 6.5 percent growth, Thomson Reuters data showed. Wall Street will get more readings on the U.S. economy in the coming week, with retail sales on Monday, the Consumer Price Index on Tuesday, U.S. housing starts and industrial output on Wednesday and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s business activity index on Thursday. The U.S. stock market will be closed for Good Friday.

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