Jan 24, 2012 Research In Motion gets a new CEO, but will he find a future for BlackBerry in an era of touch screens and not keyboards? Cocoa prices are down and a lack of demand. Solar energy gets a cloudy forecast, and guitar makers question wood import laws. Plus, an economic forecast for this first day of the Chinese New Year.
Jan 27, 2012 New Hampshire, like Iowa, has a state economy that is much better off than the national average. So what do candidates focus on there to win over voters?
Jan 4, 2012 Today was a day of new directions for Internet giant Yahoo!, which named a new CEO. And President Obama is expected to appoint a new top cop for protecting consumers. Meanwhile today, the low-calorie, natural sweetener Stevia got the green light to be sold in Europe; Italy said it will allow 24-hour businesses; U.S. car sales look good in 2012; and more headlines from the GOP campaign trail.
Dec 29, 2011 Citizens for a Working America had once planned to support Michele Bachmann. It then bought an ad in Iowa for Mitt Romney's campaign.
Dec 8, 2011 Voters in Iowa will head to the Republican caucus in a few weeks. On the ballot could be a trend that might define the election.
Jan 27, 2012 Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman wants to reboot the American economy by eliminating every last tax loophole, lowering the corporate tax rate and switching from six income tax brackets to three.
Jan 27, 2012 Michele Bachmann calls the proposals in her 11-point "American Jobs, Right Now” economic plan “simple” and says she’ll turn the economy around in one quarter.
Jan 27, 2012 Texas Gov. Rick Perry initially based his economic plan on increasing domestic energy exploration and production while cutting regulatory agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency. Recently, he’s expanded his platform with a proposal that he says would reduce some Americans’ income taxes and all corporate taxes to 20 percent.
Jan 27, 2012 he former House speaker’s pro-business “Jobs and Prosperity Plan” aims to trigger growth by slashing taxes across the board – including eliminating the capital gains tax and reducing corporate income tax to 12.5 percent from its current marginal rate of 35 percent.