The latest economic policy news to be doing the rounds is American President Barack Obama’s new housing plan. The previous housing plan is being overhauled to allow homeowners the opportunity of maximizing results from the current state of the economy. The decision to tweak the plan stems from the understanding that interest rates are at an all-time low and homeowners should be allowed to make the most of the same and improve their financial conditions and renew their mortgages.
As cool as the iPad and iPhone are, not everyone thinks the company that makes them is equally impressive. Samsung Electronics is working to …
News broke out over the last 24 hours that users had been getting friend requests from people they don’t know, aren’t close to, or don’t expect requests from one way or the other. What is more is, many people began complaining about people accepting their friend requests…when they hadn’t sent any! A little investigation into the matter has revealed that Facebook now has a feature of “automatic friend requests” that basically searches the Facebook database for people who are connected in one way or the other and sends them requests automatically.
The electronic version of the Steve Jobs biography was released on the Amazon Kindle a lit before the decided timing. In fact, just as an episode of CBS “60 minutes” ended, having just featured a sneak peek of the biography, news of the early release of the Kindle version of the book started doing the rounds.
In a decade marked by revolutions and millions taking to the streets for some very basic needs, 2011 will be remembered as the year that saw it all: dictatorships defeated, regimes reigned in, political platforms taken over by the real people, and of course, the Occupy Wall Street movement. Occupy Wall Street is one of the most phenomenal revolutions to hit the streets in recent times; it is not a dictator or a military rule or a government bill the people are protesting this time: they’re not fighting against economic inequality and unfair distribution of wealth and resources.
After the nuclear safety disaster that happened in Japan earlier this year, governments and representatives of different countries are in discussion regarding the various …
After the European markets closing sharply high, the investors hope that the European Leaders will come to an agreement on a package with measures addressing the entire region’s debt crisis. They are meeting for a summit which is going to be held on the coming Wednesday. With DAX Germany rising to 3.6 percent, CAC France rising to 4.0 percent and FTSE MIB Italy rising 2.8 percent, it seems that the hope wave is catching speed.
The world-famous Hotel Ritz in Paris, one of the finest and most celebrated names in luxury hotels, is going to be closing down for a period of two years. The Paris Ritz has been recognized, for decades, as one of the most decadent luxury hotels in the world. With the likes of fashion visionary Coco Chanel, author extraordinaire Ernest Hemingway and funny man Charlie Chaplin included in the list of luminaries who’ve wined, dined and stayed at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, it’s no wonder that this glorious building has been the subject matter of the media and public’s fancy for years and years.
The European Union, keeping in line with a suggestion origination from the European commission, is promotion a directive to ensure radiation protection, with a focus on ensuring that laborers and workers vulnerable to artificial as well as natural radiation sources across a number of industries are taken care of. The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) proposed certain radiation protection suggestions in 2007, which are now being incorporated by Brussels.
Cellphone giant Motorola has formally introduced the latest in their line; the Droid Razr. The official announcement of the Droid Razr is the latest in technology news, with the newest in the ‘world’s thinnest phones’ being a much-awaited product. The new Droid Razr is a mergin of two of Motorola’s greatest achievements: the functional superiority of the Droid and the stunning slimness of the Razr.
North Dakota has seen two previous almost-booms, oil rushes that almost made it but then failed. Understandably, the locals as well as those traveling from all over are a little wary of the feasibility of the current oil boom. Most people are traveling to the region to make the most of the opportunity but aren’t looking to settle down in the region. Those who’ve witnessed first two oil booms are worried about “too much happening too fast”.
With the tough time the global economy, especially the American economy, is facing, everyone wants to know what companies are doing well and what are not. Here’s a list of the top 10 healthy companies in America right now, despite the financial crisis. These companies are beating the odds and continuing to grow and prosper, and have not been weakened by the recession.
Even as claims that the iPhone 4S is not much of a device do the rounds, facts and figures tell another story. …
Latest automotive news from the constantly changing auto industry reveals stiff competition between auto industry greats BMW and Audi. One of the all-time favorite auto trends, the Audi A-4, now faces some serious threats from the tweaked BMW 3-series.
Crude oil and natural gas prices in New York are dropping, according to the latest reports. The crude oil futures contract on the 12th of October closed at a rate lower than was expected. With weather conditions easing up and natural gas reserves expected to grow, natural gas prices in New York too have dropped, at a rate of 3.6%.
Dexia bank, the primary organization to suffer from the Eurozone Debt Crisis is being dismantled. The countries of Belgium, France and Luxembourg have released a joint statement in which they announce their mutual decision to dissolve the economically weak bank. The three involved parties have mentioned in their joint statement that after carefully evaluating the situation and consulting with several experts, all three have come to the conclusion that it is in everyone’s best interests to close down the bank.
The United States economy, in a surprise move, introduced 103,000 jobs for September. The figure exceeds the expectations of most economists and industry pundits. As industry insiders were waiting for new jobs to be introduced, many hoped that the rate of jobless people in the nation would decrease significantly with the new employment opportunities.
You can be one of these kinds of leaders or you can be leading in a novel way, but at the end of the day, what matters are results. Ever since mankind has dreamt of achieving something, a procession of individuals has marched towards achieving it.
As the world comes to terms with the shocking and saddening news of Apple Inc., co-founder and legendary inventor Steve Job’s demise, tributes and homage’s to the great man pour in from all corners of the world.