Watch The US Evolve From A Manufacturing Economy To A Health And Social ... - Business Insider

The BLS has just released a neat though slightly unsettling animation showing how the U.S. transformed from a manufacturing-based economy to one relying on health and social services spending for growth. Here's 1990 to 2007. For a brief period retail ...

Monday, July 28, 2014

The pros and cons of flexible jobs - CBS News

Sixty percent of Americans are completely satisfied with the level of flexibility that their jobs offer, and another 26 percent are somewhat satisfied, according to Gallup. But if you're in the group that isn't happy, you're probably looking for ...

Monday, July 28, 2014

10 Things Every Young Entrepreneur Should Do to Stay Healthy, Fit And ... - Huffington Post

Young entrepreneurs have a lot in common. They are extremely motivated, passionate, and determined to be successful at any cost. While these are all excellent qualities to have, they lead many entrepreneurs to put everything they have into their ...

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tony Abbott achieves the impossible: unity among economists - The Guardian

There's a joke about economists: if you ask five economists the same question you'll get six different answers. Granted, it's not a very good joke, but it's a fair call. Ours is a complex field, and a growing number of economists are acknowledging that ...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs - NPR

Something pretty remarkable happened Tuesday afternoon in a small windowless auditorium next door to the White House. President Obama signed a new law: the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. It streamlines and updates the nation's job training ...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wall Street Skips Economics Class - Bloomberg View

If you care at all about what academic macroeconomists are cooking up (or if you do any macro investing), you might want to check out the latest economics blog discussion about the big change that happened in the late '70s and early '80s. Here's a post ...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Internet Entrepreneur? That Will Cost You $150000 - Forbes

The case of Michelle Phan should have everybody who's ever uploaded a video to YouTube checking their content very carefully. Essentially, Ms. Phan has put a series of “how-to” videos onto YouTube and become very successful as a result. However, she's ...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

15 Signs You're an Entrepreneur - Entrepreneur

Pressed to describe the stereotypical entrepreneur, which words would you use? Passionate? Dedicated? Optimistic? Sure, those apply. But insecure and troublemaker are more accurate, according to 'treps who know a success when they see one. Do the ...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

US economy: Consumer inflation rises on high gasoline prices - GMA News

The steady increases have led some economists to predict that a separate inflation gauge watched by the Fed, currently running below the U.S. central bank's 2 percent target, could breach that target by year-end as an acceleration in job growth lifts ...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Scott Walker, Mary Burke clash over Trek Bicycle jobs, taxes - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Walker also dismissed criticism Monday of him by The Wall Street Journal for supposedly following the tactics of President Barack Obama, who attacked his 2012 foeMitt Romney for being an out of touch plutocrat who had outsourced jobs overseas.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Americans Lack Confidence When It Comes to Personal Finance - MainStreet

People should get into "sustainable" personal finance habits such as saving $3,000 per year for ten years during their twenties and allowing the proceeds to compound at 8%, he said. If an investor saved that amount until he turned 60, it would result ...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Promoting Innovation: The Economics of Incentives - IPWatchdog.com

Innovation is a powerful economic force and driver of both development and prosperity. Yet the Supreme Court's recent decisions undermine the incentives to innovate in areas critical to future U.S. economic growth. Reducing the patent-eligible ...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Every entrepreneur is a digital entrepreneur: Accenture - ZDNet

New research by management consulting and technology services company, Accenture, has found that new and emerging technology has the potential to help create up to 10 million new jobs for young people in G20 countries, as entrepreneurs around the ...

Monday, July 21, 2014

How Do You Recognize A Great Entrepreneur? - Forbes

When we (an early stage venture fund) decide to back an entrepreneur, want to see a track record of success, ideally as a CEO, or C-level executive in a successful start-up, deep knowledge of the industry the venture wants to disrupt (to fix it you ...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Gauge of US Economy Rises 0.3 Percent in June - ABC News

Conference Board economist Ken Goldstein said that stronger consumer demand driven by sustained job gains remained "the main source of improvement for the U.S. economy." The unemployment rate fell to a nearly six-year low of 6.1 percent in June as ...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Best personal finance money tips for beginners - Fox Business

Q: How do I get started learning about personal finance? Is there a book I should read? And where can I find a financial adviser? I have trust issues with the people in those fields because I just don't believe they'll have my best interests in mind ...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Top 5 Personal Financial Planning Websites - Huffington Post

Sounds good but you don't have the time, expertise or the finances to buy an elaborate planning program to control how much money you have or where it's going. What if you could find some expert yet easy to use programs on line that do all of the work ...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Entrepreneur's secret weapon: Curiosity - BurlingtonFreePress.com

This week's Creative Collision is with Paul Budnitz, founder of Budnitz Bicycles. He previously launched Kidrobot, a producer and retailer of designer toys, and is about to launch a new venture, Ello.co, a new social network without ads. RICH NADWORNY: ...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

US economy gaining traction despite weak housing - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to sustained momentum in the economy even as home building fell for a second straight month in June. The economy's ...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In US, Quality Jobs Outlook Best in More Than Six Years - Gallup.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than one in three Americans (35%) say now is a good time to find a quality job. While not high on an absolute basis, this percentage is the highest since December 2007, the starting point of the Great Recession. The jobs ...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Business report: who is today's entrepreneur? - Telegraph.co.uk

Starting and growing your own business is more popular than ever, thanks in large part to the opportunities for selling online that have opened up in the past few years. Entrepreneurs are playing a vitally important role in driving innovation, growth ...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Yellen Tells Congress That Fed Will Continue to Prop Up the Economy - New York Times

Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, told Congress that an ailing job market and stagnant wages justify keeping interest rates low. Video Credit By Carrie Halperin on Publish Date July 15, 2014. Image CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tax Cuts of Kansas Already Improving the State's Economy - The New American

Our new pro-growth tax policy will be like a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy. It will pave the way to the creation of tens of thousands of new jobs, bring tens of thousands of people to Kansas, and help make our state the best ...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Citibank makes $7b Justice Dept. settlement official today - Yahoo Finance (blog)

Citigroup (C) is making its previously-leaked settlement with the U.S. Government official today. After months of tense, semi-private negotiations Citi has agreed to pay roughly $7 billion for selling shoddy mortgage-backed securities prior to the 2008 ...

Monday, July 14, 2014

5 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs - Fox Business

Most people who have ever been employed by someone else have entertained thoughts of starting and owning their own business. They may see successful entrepreneurs and business owners living the 'good life' and wonder, “Why can't that be me?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Personal Finance: Tips for refinancing home equity loan - USA TODAY

Absolutely, says Don St. Clair, a certified financial planner in Roseville, Calif., and owner of MortgageNudge. But before you sign, make sure you're comparing apples to apples. If what you have now is a home equity loan, your remaining term, payment ...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

China Agrees to Scale Back Currency Controls - Voice of America

STATE DEPARTMENT —. U.S. and Chinese officials have closed two days of talks in Beijing that included discussions on cyber-security, currency controls, and rival territorial claims in the South China Sea. As Chinese manufacturers produce more goods to ...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

How A Former Gang Member Became A Serial Entrepreneur - Fast Company

Ryan Blair's path from a jail cell to the boardroom hit many potholes, but he credits his stepfather for turning his life around. By Gwen Moran · Ryan Blair was the kind of kid who was always looking for an angle. Who could blame him? His childhood in ...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

China Says It's up to US to Drive Global Economy - ABC News

China's finance minister said Wednesday that the country is not planning any new stimulus measures and it is up to the United States to drive the global economy. Lou Jiwei said that leaders are satisfied with the country's economic performance so far ...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mattel Launches Entrepreneur Barbie® and First-Ever Barbie Business Bursary ... - Wall Street Journal

TORONTO, July 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The number of women entrepeneurs around the world is growing and the ratio of Canadian female entrepreneurs compared to men soared a remarkable 30 per cent over the last year and a half*. A recent Canadian survey ...

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

AppDirect Wants To Be The Facebook For Business - Forbes

“We recognized that there were all of these amazing applications like Box and DocuSign that were emerging in 2009, but we wanted to find a more efficient way to distribute them to a larger number of businesses. My co-founder and I thought we could have ...

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Innovation Ready: The 5 Traits Innovative Companies Share - Forbes

Invention and innovation are at the heart of our economy and our democratic society. They're one of the drivers of the American Dream (flagging as it might be), catapulting lives, changing businesses and shaping our national image. America was founded ...

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

California has world's eighth-largest economy, beating Russia, Italy - Sacramento Bee

The state's $2.203 trillion gross domestic product in 2013 put California slightly ahead of Russia and Italy and just behind the No. 7 economy, Brazil. The rankings were calculated by the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy in Palo ...

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Dollar rally takes a breather, markets lack conviction - Reuters

The dollar index traded at 80.218 .DXY, off a 1-1/2 week peak at 80.359. Still, it managed to hold on to most of the gains made on Thursday in the wake of solid payrolls data. The greenback's lackluster performance came as U.S. Treasury yields slipped ...

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Yellen's Economy Echoes Burns's More Than Greenspan's - Bloomberg

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen faces an economy that is starting to look more like Arthur Burns's in the 1970s than Alan Greenspan's in the 1990s. Productivity growth is slowing, just as it was when Burns headed the central bank, not accelerating ...

Monday, July 07, 2014

Stock Market Drivers -- Where Are We? - Forbes

The U.S. stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, is up 6.9% so far this year, following last year's melt-up of 29.6%. Last year, reported earnings of the S&P 500 were up 6%. Consequently, valuation measures, including Price/Earnings Ratios ...

Monday, July 07, 2014

Don't Give Up Your Day Job: How To Become A Successful Part-Time ... - Forbes

Both are incredibly successful at what they do for a living and both pursue completely different entrepreneurial avenues from their day jobs. Charlotte is the founder and CEO of KiddyUP, an amazing location app that helps parents to find places to Feed ...

Monday, July 07, 2014

Red tape blues - The Economist

Thumbtack, a website that matches customers to businesses, and the Kauffman Foundation, a think-tank, asks thousands of small businesses annually about local requirements for hiring, regulations, zoning, licences, health insurance and training. They ...

Thursday, July 03, 2014

US Economy Added 288000 Jobs in June; Unemployment Rate at 6.1% - New York Times

Wall Street trading ended at 1 p.m. because of the Independence Day holiday. Other market indices were also higher, with both the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq up by roughly half of one percent. The payroll gains in June were wide-ranging, ...

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Channel Your Inner Entrepreneur to Excel at Work - Lifehacker

In today's working world, everyone is so fascinated by entrepreneur success stories out of Silicon Valley that they forget one's ability to be entrepreneurial within a corporate environment. In fact, you use an entrepreneurial mindset to excel at your job.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Explosions still integral part of Independence Day - Anniston Star

Fireworks have become a staple of American celebration along with playing a huge role in holiday economics. This is no more apparent than on one stretch of Interstate 20 that crosses the ... On average, 200 people will go to emergency rooms each day in ...

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

US Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate - CBS Local

Hobby Lobby is among roughly 50 businesses that have sued over covering contraceptives. Some, like the two involved in the Supreme Court case, are willing to cover most methods of contraception, as long as they can exclude drugs or devices that the ...

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

39 Startup Founders Share Their Favorite Quotes from America's Founding Fathers - Tech Cocktail

In honor of Independence Day, we reached out to founders and asked them to share with us their favorite quotes from America's own Founding Fathers. Whether relevant to the goals of their respective startups or simply relevant to the ... All the ...

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Florida First in Nation to Adopt Council for Economic Education's K-12 ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

This week, the Florida State Board of Education announced the adoption of the Council for Economic Education's (CEE) K-12 National Standards for Financial Literacy, leading the nation and raising the bar for financial literacy education in the state ...

Tuesday, July 01, 2014