Category: COMMERCE

First Lady Announces 125,000 Veterans and Military Spouses Hired Through Joining Forces

First Lady Announces 125,000 Veterans and Military Spouses Hired Through Joining Forces

August 22, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Earlier today, I joined with First Lady Michelle Obama at Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Florida as she announced that 2,000 companies had hired or trained an amazing 125,000 veterans and military spouses in the past year through Joining Forces.

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Panasonic Ambles Into the Smart Home With New Appliance System

Panasonic Ambles Into the Smart Home With New Appliance System

August 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A new system from Panasonic will allow users to control various Panasonic-made home appliances with an Android app.

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Robber Barons: How Taxpayers Subsidize Ceos’ Multimillion Salaries

Robber Barons: How Taxpayers Subsidize Ceos’ Multimillion Salaries

August 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A new report finds many top executives are taking home more than their corporations pay in taxes – at our expense.

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Apple’s Television Vision

Apple’s Television Vision

August 18, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Apple has been sizing up the world of television for a long time now with very hungry eyes. The company has apparently been meeting with big cable providers, possibly to negotiate terms for giving their services a place in future Apple TV devices.

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Forty Richest Africans

Forty Richest Africans

August 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Dangote and Oppenheimer are two of 16 billionaires among Africa’s 40 richest. Egypt boasts the largest number of billionaires in Africa, with 7 (primarily from two families—the Sawiris and Mansours).

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Honeywell Introduces New 3-D Weather Radar For Airlines

Honeywell Introduces New 3-D Weather Radar For Airlines

August 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Honeywell claims its new radar system for aircraft can actually predict where dangerous weather will be from hundreds of miles away.

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Higher Retail Spending Lifts Hopes For Us Economy

Higher Retail Spending Lifts Hopes For Us Economy

August 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Americans increased their retail spending in July by the most in five months, opening their wallets after a frugal spring and offering hope that the slumping economy may rebound in the second half of the year.

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Oil Boom Brings Scarcity Of Workers In Small Towns

Oil Boom Brings Scarcity Of Workers In Small Towns

August 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The local prison is so short on guards that inmates can sometimes just walk away. A gas station barely has enough cashiers to keep up with the trucks filling the parking lot. And “help wanted” signs seem to hang from every restaurant and shop.

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Consumer Finance Agency Sets Mortgage Protections

Consumer Finance Agency Sets Mortgage Protections

August 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The government’s consumer lending watchdog proposed new rules Friday aimed at protecting homeowners from unexpected costs and shoddy service by companies that collect their monthly mortgage payments.

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FDA Approves First Digital Pill

FDA Approves First Digital Pill

August 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a device that is integrated into pills and let’s doctors know when patients take their medicine – and when they don’t.

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Papa John’s CEO, John Schnatter: Obamacare Will Up Pizza Price

Papa John’s CEO, John Schnatter: Obamacare Will Up Pizza Price

August 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The CEO and founder of Papa John’s pizza wants investors to know that when the president’s health care law takes effect, the price of pizza is going up with it.

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U.S. Economic Outlook Brightens On Jobs, Trade Data

U.S. Economic Outlook Brightens On Jobs, Trade Data

August 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits drop.

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The Future of Marketing: Your Face?

The Future of Marketing: Your Face?

August 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

These concerns are just the beginning, the possibility of widespread automated facial recognition is on the horizon. With this, a person could be tracked and identified in a matter of seconds.

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Programmable T-Shirt Uses Your iPhone To Show Tweets And Photos

Programmable T-Shirt Uses Your iPhone To Show Tweets And Photos

August 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Wearable technology for things like tracking your exercise progress or monitoring your location have led the way in the category, but a new project delves more into the personal expression side of things.

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Apple Kicks Youtube iOS App To Curb, Sheds More Google Baggage

Apple Kicks Youtube iOS App To Curb, Sheds More Google Baggage

August 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

With the dumping of Google for its Maps app, Apple’s poised to shed another of its rival’s biggest services: YouTube.

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The True Cost Of US Energy

The True Cost Of US Energy

July 30, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Rachel Maddow reports on the fate of the oil tanker Exxon Valdez and recent oil spills in the United States.

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U.S. Dollar Surges To Highest Level Against Shekel Since 2009

U.S. Dollar Surges To Highest Level Against Shekel Since 2009

July 29, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The dollar’s performance last week was similar to its performance against other currencies around the world, as investors have sought a haven in the U.S. currency amid concerns over a global slowdown and an even worse European debt crisis.

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Walmart Accused Of Firing Union Organizers In Bid To Intimidate Workers

Walmart Accused Of Firing Union Organizers In Bid To Intimidate Workers

July 26, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Retail giant denies it planned illegal campaign to stamp out union activity but workers say firings point to emerging strategy

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The Walmart Model And The Human Cost Of Our Low-Price Goods

The Walmart Model And The Human Cost Of Our Low-Price Goods

July 25, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The supply chain for big-box retailers was supposed to create millions of middle-class jobs, not this vicious cycle of exploitation.

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Chinese Buying Of U.S. Business At Record Pace

Chinese Buying Of U.S. Business At Record Pace

July 25, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Chinese direct investment in the United States could hit a record high in 2012, according to a new research report released Wednesday.

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