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Strike out: More workers take to the picket lines

Sep 5, 2011
Work stoppages and strikes are on the rise. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that we're tracking to have more workers on strike this...

The New American dream? Try the lottery

Sep 2, 2011
What is that, exactly? A good job? Your own house? Your own car? Americans appear to be substituting that dream for a more immediate reverie:...

No more land of the free?

Sep 1, 2011
Want free checking? Don't go to a big bank. A report from Moebs Services, which tracks banking activity, says the number of big banks offering fr...

Trade off

Aug 31, 2011
Trade in America is slowing. A report from the OECD today says the growth we saw in both imports and exports earlier this year is settling back a...

Subprime rising

Aug 30, 2011
Lenders are getting more comfortable with risk. That's the conclusion of a study by Experian, which found subprime borrowers are finding it easie...

Small businesses are hiring: survey

Aug 29, 2011
A survey from Intuit reports today that small businesses have created 35,000 jobs so far this month....

Tiffany earnings rise 33%

Aug 26, 2011
Strong international sales drove higher second quarter earnings from the high-end jeweler. That good news from Tiffany pushes The Marketplace Ind...

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Is American girl power waning?

Aug 25, 2011
Forbes magazine has dropped 20 Americans from its list of the world's 100 most powerful women. This sorry state of affairs sets The Marketplace...