WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.
... * Equities index soars 18.3 percent in past four weeks. * Auto sector leads, pharma and engineering also strong. * Risks include banking debt, delay to economic reforms.
This is my least-favorite time of the year. Not only is it still cold up north, I have to spend hours preparing my taxes. And this is before my tax guy can even start his job!
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities have shut down a rental car facility at the Albuquerque International Sunport after a suspicious device was found under a rental car upon its return.
It's not exactly a great surprise that a libertarian leaning free marketeer like myself blames regulation and bureaucracy for the slow growth in the economy.