Economy

The world of fandom – Comi-Cons – is ripe for financial stories
What’s a multi-billion industry that draws celebrities, corporate exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of free-spending enthusiasts to events in multiple [...]
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Microsoft layoff news prompts a look at job cuts
Word last week that Microsoft will be jettisoning 18,000 workers raises the specter of mass layoffs, a frequent occurrence several [...]
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Do $7 billion deals like Citigroup’s really help consumers?
This week’s announcement of a federal government settlement with another major mortgage lender is reviving buzz about the mortgage messes [...]
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As highway fund is debated, how does the local business of road building fare?
The federal Highway Trust Fund is projected to run out of money on August 1.   Congress is as usual eschewing [...]
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Christmas in July? Retailers wooing holiday spenders even earlier
How are we spending our summer vacation?   Prepping for back-to-school, Thanksgiving and Christmas, if the displays in retail stores are [...]
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