List/Grid Monthly Archives: March 2016

Capitol Report: IMF says it’s new business, not smaller ones, that needs cultivation

Capitol Report: IMF says it’s new business, not smaller ones, that needs cultivation

By Senior economics reporter Business entry rates have declined steadily since the 1970s in the U.S., especially in the retail and service sectors where there has been a shift toward… Read more »

Why millennials are such tough customers

Why millennials are such tough customers

Millennials may be attached to their phones, but they aren’t distracted customers. Compared with older generations, millennials — defined as those born between 1982 and 1994 — place more emphasis… Read more »

Capitol Report: San Francisco landlords see lowest returns, study finds

Capitol Report: San Francisco landlords see lowest returns, study finds

Left your heart in San Francisco? If you’re a landlord renting out a house, you’ve probably left your profits there too. Five Bay Area counties are among the metros that… Read more »

Bond Report: Short-term Treasury yields hit fresh one-month low heading to quarter end

Bond Report: Short-term Treasury yields hit fresh one-month low heading to quarter end

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in late March rose to its highest level in two months, but the pace of layoffs remained low. Short-term Treasury yields… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Trump’s children play big role in campaign

The Wall Street Journal: Trump’s children play big role in campaign

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump listens as his son Donald Trump Jr. addresses a Trump campaign rally in New Orleans. On the weekend of the Louisiana primary earlier this… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar on track for worst quarter since 2010; buck hits multimonth low vs. euro

Currencies: Dollar on track for worst quarter since 2010; buck hits multimonth low vs. euro

The dollar is on pace to log its worst quarterly performance in years as worries that anemic growth abroad could buffet the U.S. economy has given the Federal Reserve pause… Read more »

Deep Dive: Most stocks rose during the first quarter — surprised?

Deep Dive: Most stocks rose during the first quarter — surprised?

Despite the doom-and-gloomsters’ schadenfreude as the S&P 500 plunged 11% from the end of last year through Feb. 11, the stock market’s first quarter turned out pretty well. Yes, the… Read more »

Economic Report: Chicago PMI bounces back in March

Economic Report: Chicago PMI bounces back in March

R.S. Owens president Scott Siegel (R) walks past as an employee polishes an unfinished Oscar statuette in his Chicago factory on December 6, 2011. A measure of Chicago-area economic activity… Read more »

Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures pause after days of gains

Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures pause after days of gains

U.S. stock futures were little changed shortly before the opening bell on Thursday and following weekly jobless claims data, with investors taking a breather after three straight days of gains…. Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Turner invests big in Mashable as two plan TV content, advertising partnership

The Wall Street Journal: Turner invests big in Mashable as two plan TV content, advertising partnership

Turner has led a new $15 million investment round in the digital publisher Mashable. As part of the new partnership, the two companies will develop content together for both digital… Read more »

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