Content Tagged 'economy'

Study: Wealth gap largest on record
There's even more proof that the rich are getting richer while everyone else gets poorer.
Yellen sees rates staying near zero in early 2015
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen expects the Fed to hold a key interest rate near zero for the next three months — if not longer.
US consumer prices fall in November
Plunging gasoline costs caused U.S. consumer prices to drop in November, muting inflation across the entire economy.
US stocks open higher; Traders watch Fed meeting
The U.S. stock market is opening modestly higher ahead of a key policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
Oxford Economic Shows Impact of Gaming on MS Economy
The study explains that in Mississippi, gaming has contributed $4 billion to the economy and supports 37,000 direct and indirect jobs. Video Video
Mayor Billy Hewes Addresses Business Community
Friday morning, Mayor Billy Hewes gave his annual address to Gulfport's business community. Video Video
Promotions, low gas prices draw car buyers in November
American shoppers passed on the malls and headed to the car dealerships over Thanksgiving weekend.
US CEOs expect to boost hiring in next 6 months
Chief executives at the largest U.S. companies expect sales to keep growing in the next six months and also plan to step up hiring.
US home price gains slow for 10th straight month
U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes.
US construction spending climbs 1.1 pct in October
Newly built homes and schools boosted U.S. construction spending in October to the highest level since May.
Foxwoods, biggest US casino, cuts back on gambling
The new CEO of the Foxwoods Resort Casino says it is reducing the number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other attractions as it adapts to fierce competition.
US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in October
U.S. consumers picked up spending by a modest amount in October, a slight improvement after no gain at all in the previous month.
US new home sales up 0.7 percent in October
Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest.
Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.
College Graduates Have Big Task of Finding Job Ahead
For both military and non-military students crossing the stage, the next step is landing a job. Video Video
National Minimum Wage Could be Raised Soon
Political leaders around the country are talking about raising the national minimum wage. Video Video
Smokin' the Sound has Successful Year
Officials say this year's Smokin’ the Sound was a success. Video Video
Film Co. to Lease Skate Park Says it Will Help Coast Economy
Much has already been said about the closing of the Harrison County Skate Park. Now we learn more about the film company who wants to lease the building. Video Video
Biloxi Baseball Team Expected to Bring Revenue to Coast
While fans are excited to see baseball in Biloxi, the benefits of a having a team extend further than that. Video Video
What Are the Odds? (Part 1)
Atlantic City, New Jersey was once the mecca for east coast gamblers and party goers alike, but now it is faced with closing casinos, a struggling economy, and vast unemployment. Video Video
Rep. of Mississippi Development Authority Praises Coast Economy
A state authority visiting the Coast is impressed with southern Mississippi's economic development.
Wicker: Unemployment Still a Top Concern
Five years after Obama’s failed stimulus Republicans offer job-creating ideas without more spending.
Gas Prices Drop Since Six Year High Last Month
People across the nation are getting at least a little bit of relief at the pump. Video Video
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