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Target’s Canada Expansion Creating Jobs

TORONTO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — U.S. retailing giant Target launched an online search for thousands of Canadian employees for its launch of 135 new stores in 19 months. Target Canada, with headquarters west of Toronto in Mississauga, opened the www.target.ca/careers Web site Monday, featuring openings for mostly senior positions such as human-resource managers and business […]

U.S. Home Prices Up Quarter To Quarter

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) — U.S. home prices rose from the first quarter of 2011 to the second, but remain down on an annual basis, a closely watched housing index showed Tuesday. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index found prices rose 3.6 percent from the first quarter after dropping 4.1 percent from the […]

Consumer Confidence Slides Hard In August

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Consumer confidence in the United States hit the lowest point in more than two years in August, the Conference Board said Tuesday. “Consumer confidence deteriorated sharply in August, as consumers grew significantly more pessimistic about the short-term outlook,” Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board Consumer Research Center, said […]

Court Approves Lehman Brothers’ Exit Plan

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A bankruptcy court judge in New York praised attorneys involved and approved a plan to return $65 billion to Lehman Brothers’ creditors. There are 110,000 creditors involved in the Lehman Brothers case. They will have 60 days to vote on the plan that Judge James Peck said included work […]

Obama Taps Krueger To Lead Economic Panel

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — President Obama announced Monday that Alan Krueger was his choice to succeed Austan Goolsbee to lead the Council of Economic Advisers. “Alan brings a wealth of experience to the job [and is] one of one of nation’s leading economists,” Obama said. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Krueger will continue […]

Consumer Spending In July Up 0.8 Percent

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Consumer spending rose 0.8 percent in July after falling 0.1 percent in June, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis said Monday. Consumer spending is often cited as representing 70 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product, making the figure a critical economic indicator. June’s decline had been the first […]

Pending Home Sales Fell In July

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Pending U.S. home sales fell in July after a two-month upswing, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. The Pending Home Sales Index, measuring contracts that will likely close in September, fell 1.3 percent to 89.7, the trade group said. Across the country, the index dropped 2 percent in the […]

Big Banks See Downturn Settling In

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A painful reality of lower expectations is beginning to feel real to the U.S. banking community, a former investment banker said. “People heard all these things before, but the reality of seeing the numbers is finally sinking in,” said John Chrin, formerly an investment banker at JPMorgan Chase, now […]

Lagarde’s Speech Challenged In Europe

BRUSSELS, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A high-profile speech by the new director of the International Monetary Fund was met by a call for clarity, a bank official said. The Financial Times reported Monday that European officials “rounded on” Christine Lagarde after a speech she made in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Saturday. Lagarde cited an “urgent” need […]

Italians Expect Quality Wines For 2011

ROME, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Vintners in Europe’s largest wine-producing nation, Italy, are forecasting high-quality grapes for 2011, despite high summer temperatures. “There is a certain homogeneity in almost all the regions in 2011, but it’s possible we’ll produce a high-quality harvest,” said Giuseppe Martelli, director general of Assoenologi, which is the Italian association of […]

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