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Chipotle Releases ‘Farmed And Dangerous’ Web Series On Hulu

DENVER (UPI) — The socially conscious U.S. Chipotle Mexican Grill chain began dishing up online comedy Monday, announcing its four-episode series, “Farmed and Dangerous.” “Farmed and Dangerous” stars Ray Wise of “Twin Peaks” fame as Buck Marshall, who works for the firm IFIB representing “major food production companies,” Chipotle said on its website. Chipotle said […]

On Stimulus Anniversary, GOP Says It Failed, Dems Want More Action

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. lawmakers used the anniversary of the 2009 stimulus law to debate the measure’s effectiveness, following the release of a White House report. In one of his first acts in the White House, President Barack Obama signed the Democratic-supported American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which provided more than $800 billion […]

Long-term Lending Rates Little Changed In Week

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Interest rates on mortgage loans were little changed in a week with few influential economic reports, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. said Thursday. Average rates on 30-year fixed-rate loans rose from 4.23 percent to 4.28 percent with 0.7 points in the week, Freddie Mac said. A year ago, 30-year fixed-rate loans […]

Inventory Build Outpaces Sales In December

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Business manufacturing and trade sales rose in December, but slower than the inventory build, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday. Sales rose to $1.317 trillion, up 0.1 percent from November, while inventories rose 0.5 percent to $1.707 trillion. The figures suggest that businesses anticipated higher sales, which did not materialize. In response, […]

Retail And Food Sales Slipped In January

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Retail and food-service sales dropped 0.4 percent in January to $427.8 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday. Total sales slipped month to month, but rose 2.6 percent from January 2013, the bureau said. Over three months, the November through January stretch posts sales up 3.4 percent higher than the same period […]

At Work, The Perks Often Involve A Married Partner

CHICAGO (UPI) — Work and romance frequently involves at least one person in the relationship who is married, a CareerBuilder survey of U.S. workers found. To start with, 38 percent of U.S. workers indicated they have dated a co-worker and 16 percent indicated they have done so more than once, a pre-Valentines Day survey of […]

January Has A Post-Holiday Foreclosure Spike

IRVINE, Calif. (UPI) — U.S. foreclosure activity fell on an annual basis for the 40th consecutive month in January, online market monitor RealtyTrac said Thursday. Foreclosure activity rose 8 percent from December to January, but dropped compared to January 2013. On an annual basis, data was uneven with some States catching up on previously derailed […]

Executive Order Gives A Raise To Hundreds Of Thousands

WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Barack Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for Federal contract workers, a move the White House said will help the economy. The executive order signed Wednesday increases the minimum wage, in stages, to $10.10 per hour for workers hired under new contracts or those up for renewal. It […]

Most U.S. Cities See Home Prices Climb In Fourth Quarter

WASHINGTON(UPI) — The majority of U.S. cities posted gains in single-family home prices in the fourth quarter, the National Association of Realtors said. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2012, the median price for an existing single-family home rose in 73 percent of monitored markets, the trade group said in a pricing study released Tuesday. […]

White House: Federal Bailout For Detroit Was Not An Option

DETROIT (UPI) — A Federal bailout for bankrupt Detroit was not an option due to political opposition, a senior White House economic adviser said. “We did not feel we had any available financial tools, and secondly, we did not think that the prospect of legislation was even close to viable,” said White House National Economic […]

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