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Italian police seize $6 trillion in fake bonds

Feb 17, 2012
Yep, that’s trillion with a “T”.
Posted In: bonds, counterfeit, U.S. Treasury, Switzerland, italy

Opportunity index hits record high

Feb 16, 2012
Regardless of positive spin, the housing picture in the U.S. is less than rosy.
Posted In: real estate, homeownership, index

Kellogg buys Pringles for $2.7 billion

Feb 15, 2012
The breakfast cereal king takes a shot at owning the between-meal-eating category as well.
Posted In: pringles, Kellogg's

$5-per-gallon gas?

Feb 14, 2012
It's only February and gas prices are already on the rise. At the current trajectory, summer could bring record highs at the pump.
Posted In: gas prices

Getting vets working again

Feb 13, 2012
With employment at 13 percent for U.S. veterans, big companies are starting initiatives to get them back to work in civilian life.
Posted In: veterans, military, Jobs, Unemployment

Consumer sentiment slips

Feb 10, 2012
Macroeconomic signs point to a brighter future, but average Americans are still struggling with the basics.
Posted In: consumer sentiment, gas prices, wages

$25 billion foreclosure settlement announced

Feb 9, 2012
Five big banks punished for illegal lending practices.
Posted In: mortgage crisis, robosigning, President Obama, foreclosures, Housing

Low job ‘churn’ hurting economic recovery

Feb 8, 2012
Risk-averse Americans are less and less willing to quit their jobs in pursuit of a better fit.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, churn

U.S. edging toward energy independence

Feb 7, 2012
Thanks to new domestic sources and tough mileage standards, America is producing 81 percent of its own energy, according to a new report.
Posted In: Oil, natural gas, energy crisis, fuel efficiency, bloomberg

Hasbro profits fall, board games blamed

Feb 6, 2012
Americans may be buying fewer board games, but we’re still spending tons on “toys.”
Posted In: board game, profits, Hasbro, video games

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