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Equifax Website Caught Redirecting Visitors to Fake Flash Updates
Posted on November 7, 2017

Equifax Website Caught Redirecting Visitors to Fake Flash Updates[...]

6 Best Practices to Keep Your Online Purchases Safe
Posted on January 10, 2017

Don't risk becoming a victim of fraud when shopping online[...]

Why Black Friday Could Prove to Be a Nightmare this Year
Posted on November 19, 2015

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I'm sure you are all geared up for Black Friday too. One word of caution though – up until now, you only had to deal with lines that led to the entrance of your favorite store. Now however, you may have to wait in long lines to check out as[...]

Modest Upswing in US Small Business Confidence
Posted on September 23, 2015

The U.S. economy continued to grow at a steady rate halfway through the third quarter, despite the recent turmoil in global financial markets triggered by concerns over slowing economic growth in China. Data on automobile sales, employment and the services sector have indicated a constant build-up of economic momentum at the start of the third[...]

Friendliest U.S. States For Small Businesses
Posted on September 17, 2015

Owning your own business can be tough no matter where you live, but location can make a big difference in becoming a success. Thumbtack, a service firm, performs an annual survey that ranks 95 U.S. cities across all 50 states based on ease of entrepreneurship. Approximately 18,000 small businesses ranked their city in 36 different categories[...]

Construction Spending Reaches a 7-Year High
Posted on September 10, 2015

The U.S. economy is getting a boost from stronger construction activity while manufacturers are struggling from a stronger dollar that hurts the export business. Tight labor markets continue to drive gains in the housing sector. Outlays for residential and nonresidential projects were up for the eight straight months, and climbed 0.7% in July, the Commerce[...]

U.S. Housing on Growth Trajectory, Economy Shows Strength
Posted on August 28, 2015

Nothing seems to bother the U.S. housing market these days – not the recent stock market turbulence, instability in China nor concerns about the Federal Reserves' rate hike expected in the coming months. Home sales are rebounding, builder sentiments are near to decade highs, and consumer confidence is at a seven-month high. "It is hard [...]

Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP): Its Concept and Effects
Posted on February 24, 2015

The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced that the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) for banks and the Detroit bailouts yielded $15.35 billion in profits. For those who don't remember much about TARP and how it all started, here is a quick recap! Owing to the 2007-2008 subprime crisis, global credit markets came to a near [...]

China Cuts Interest Rates, Lends Support to Floundering Economy
Posted on January 26, 2015

Late last year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) and Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 rounded off five straight weeks of stock gains by hitting new closing highs. The S&P 500 closed at a new all-time finishing high of 2063.5, while the Dow set a new record by closing at 17,810. One of the reasons [...]

There’s Reason to be Encouraged about the Economy
Posted on December 11, 2014

How about some good news for a change? Over the past three months, the nation's economic output has grown at an even faster rate than most experts predicted. As a result, we are witnessing the economy's strongest six-month performance in more than 10 years. And with the holiday shopping craziness just ahead, experts are very [...]