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Social Media Driving TV Viewing Habits

NEW YORK, (UPI) –  The television viewing behavior of young adults is being strongly influenced by social media interactions, a U.S. survey found. The study by Horowitz Associates found 24 percent of 18- to-34-year-old adults and 30 percent of 15- to-17-year-olds saying they have started watching a show on TV because of something they saw […]

Gallup's Job Creation Index In The Black

PRINCETON, N.J. (UPI) — Research firm Gallup said Wednesday the past six months have provided U.S. workers with the best economic conditions since the near global recession. Gallup said its Job Creation Index reached 19 in August, up from 17 in July. The index has included readings above 20 in June and April and stayed […]

Gallup Tries A New Scale For Work Success

PRINCETON, N.J. (UPI) — Gallup researchers said 27 percent of the global population more than 15 years old was working at least 30 hours per week for one employer in 2011. Gallup also said it had found a more definitive measure than the unemployment rate to assess a county’s economic strength by looking at its […]

Official Says Libor Case Could Mushroom

RALEIGH, N.C. (UPI) — A state treasurer said the Libor manipulation scandal could end with settlements as large as the recent foreclosure case settlement with five major U.S. banks. The settlement with five of the nation’s largest banks for their part in taking illegal shortcuts in foreclosure cases came to $26 billion. The Libor scandal […]

Internet Pricing Becoming Volatile

NEW YORK (UPI) — Price changes from minute to minute, like those seen for online airfares, are moving into the online shopping arena for consumer products, U.S. analysts say. Retailers, using new, fast computer algorithms, are changing their online prices of products from laundry detergent to toaster ovens on an hour-by-hour and sometimes minute-by-minute basis, […]

Zuckerberg Elects To Hold Onto Shares

MENLO PARK, Calif. (UPI) — Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said in a regulatory filing that he will hold onto his company shares for at least 12 months. Zuckerberg would be eligible to sell his 444 million Facebook shares on or after Oct. 29, when the sales moratorium on his shares ends. Ending the […]

Detroit Automakers Post August Sales Gains

DETROIT (UPI) — All three Detroit automakers posted double-digit year-on-year gains in sales of cars and light trucks in August, with Chrysler leading the way at 14.1 percent. Chrysler LLC said it sold 40,895 cars and 107,577 light trucks in the month — 148,472 total sales compared to 130,119 total sales in August 2011. Ford […]

Moody's Gives EU Negative Credit Rating

BRUSSELS (UPI) — Moody’s Investors Service Inc. Tuesday gave the European Union a negative credit rating, citing a possible “weakening of commitment” to the EU by member states. As European leaders held high-level talks on the region’s debt crisis, Moody’s said there had been a “deterioration of the creditworthiness of EU member states.” “Additionally, a […]

Construction Spending Dips In July

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Construction spending fell 0.9 percent in July to $834.4 billion on a seasonally adjusted annual basis, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. Total construction spending in June was revised higher, from $842.1 billion to $842.2 billion, the bureau said. Spending for July was 9.3 percent above July 2011 when $763.5 billion was […]

Manufacturing Remained In Slump In August

TEMPE, Ariz. (UPI) — U.S. manufacturing contracted in August for the third time in more than three years, supply executives said Tuesday. The Institute of Supply Management’s headline index remained negative, showing a slightly accelerated contraction in August compared to July with the index dropping from 49.8 percent to 49.6 percent. The break-even point is […]

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