U.S. Small Business Confidence Rises Slightly in August + MORE

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing combines power, infrastructure businesses – foxbusiness.com Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing is combining his infrastructure and power utility companies in the latest reshuffle of his business empire to pursue more global investment opportunities. Continue Reading On foxbusiness.com » Small-business Sentiment Edged Higher In August, NFIB Says – foxbusiness.com A […]

Midwest Manufacturing Activity Slides in August + MORE

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] Chicago PMI Business Index Falls Slightly To 54.4 In August – foxbusiness.com The Chicago PMI, or business barometer index, fell slightly in August but showed that the economy in the Midwest continued to grow at a moderate pace toward the end of summer. Continue Reading On foxbusiness.com » Midwest Manufacturing Activity Slides in August […]

Egyptian pound steady at official auction, weaker at exchange bureaus

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] Egyptian pound steady at official auction, weaker at exchange bureaus – reuters.com Egypt’s central bank kept the Egyptian pound EGP= steady at 7.73 per dollar at a foreign exchange auction on Sunday after a depreciation earlier this month. The pound was modestly weaker at currency exchange bureaus. Continue Reading On reuters.com »  

U.S. services sector activity rises in February: Markit + MORE

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] RBS boss says no number set for 'significant' investment bank job cuts – reuters.com LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Bank of Scotland has yet to decide how many jobs it will cut at its investment bank after announcing a major downsizing of the business last week, its Chief Executive Ross McEwan said on Tuesday. Continue […]

U.S. services sector growth accelerates in January but new business at record low – Markit

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] U.S. services sector growth accelerates in January but new business at record low – Markit – reuters.com NEW YORK (Reuters) – Growth in the U.S. services sector rebounded modestly in January, though companies reported the weakest level of new business growth in more than five years, an industry report showed on Wednesday. Continue Reading […]

U.S. consumer, business spending data point to slowing growth

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] U.S. consumer, business spending data point to slowing growth – reuters.com WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in October and a key measure of business spending plans on equipment fell for a second straight month, suggesting some slowing in the pace of economic growth. Continue Reading On reuters.com »