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NAB economist Nick Parsons joins Lateline Business from London to discuss the sharp falls in global markets, caused by a surprise drop in US consumer confidence. Watch: Win Lo | Win Hi 25/02/2010 The CEO of Woodside, Don Voelte, joins Lateline Business to discuss recent illegal strike action against his company and give his thoughts on the Government's changes to industrial relations. Watch: Win Lo | Win Hi 25/02/2010 Property developer Lend Lease is laying the foundations for its ambitious project plans with an $800 million capital raising. Watch: Win Lo | Win Hi 25/02/2010 For a look at the day on the markets, Lateline ...
It is one of the oldest and most extensive public transportation systems in the world, with 468 stations in operation (423 if stations connected by transfers are counted as a single station); 2 of routes, translating into of revenue track; and a total of including non-revenue trackage. In 2009, the subway delivered over 1.579 billion rides, averaging over five million (5,086,833 rides) on weekdays, 2.9 million on Saturdays, and 2.2 million on Sundays. 2 The New York City Subway trails only Tokyo's , Moscow's and Seoul's subways in annual ridership and carries more passengers than all other rail mass transit ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Fundamental Report for Week of June 6, 2010
The Euro achieved its pullback mostly on fundamental news.  Germany posted strong YoY data, increasing from 26.1% to 29.6%, however the weak MoM data hurt the overall sentiment of the market who seemed to be looking for a cheap place to buy in the early NY session.  With no other supporting news, the EUR/USD continued to retrace its steps from late last week’s selling. The Kiwi posted some late Asian session activity with a negative manufacturing report, dipping from 1.3% to .9% in the first quarter, bringing the Kiwi back to recent lows and what appears to be a highly psychological level around .66. Likewise, the Aussie made ... market research, surveys and trends
Market Commentary | Stock Market News
Across Asia, regional markets are all lower after Chinese manufacturing growth slipped more than anticipated raising fears that the world’s fast growing major economy may be slowing. The Kospi is the region’s worst performer, lower by 1.1% while the Shanghai Composite is weaker by 1%. The Nikkei 225 and the Hang Seng are down 0.9% and 0.7% respectively. In Australia, the market has fallen 0.8% to 4396 having traded to a session low of 4383. All but the defensively postured utilities, healthcare and telecommunications sectors are in negative territory. The market has been clearly hampered today by the lack of US leads ... market research, surveys and trends

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Survey: Worst of recession has yet to hit U.S. cities' coffers ...
The light at the end of the recession tunnel is distant and dim for the nation's cities, according to a survey by the National League of Cities. A survey by the National League of Cities finds the financial picture bleak for many U.S. cities. While optimistic federal officials hint at an economic turnaround, city finance officers say the picture remains bleak for city governments. This is chiefly because a top source of municipal income -- property tax revenue -- tends to lag behind changes in the market. Because cities typically phase in property tax assessments, the full weight of declining real estate values in the past ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
DailyFX - US Dollar Could See Reversals on US Retail Sales, Speech ...
The US dollar ended the week above its 2009 lows, and the release of US advance retail sales and a scheduled speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke could help set the stage for a reversal. The British pound also faces serious event risk from the release of UK CPI and the minutes from the Bank of England’s November policy meeting. •    US Advance Retail Sales (OCT) – November 16, 8:30 ET The Commerce Department is forecasted to report that US retail sales rose 0.9 percent in October, after tumbling by the most in eight months during September on weaker car sales. Likewise, the retail ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
Weak data makes rate hike unlikely
to build new homes fell sharply for a second month, adding to investor expectations that interest rates would stay on hold this month, if not for longer. The Australian dollar slipped to three-week lows after government figures showed retail sales rose a minor 0.2 percent in May, a slowdown from April's 0.6 percent gain. Sales for the year were up just 1.2 percent, the slowest in almost two decades. Retail sales edged up 0.2 per cent in May, in line with expectations, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Sales turnover for the month totalled $20.16 billion, seasonally adjusted. The increase ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Weekly Focus: Fear of a Major Slowdown is Mounting
ECB meeting on Thursday - questions are expected to centre around additional liquidity measures and the ECB's asset purchases. Developments in Euroland bond markets and news out of southern Europe. US non-manufacturing ISM - will it hold up better than its manufacturing sibling? Monetary policy meeting at the Bank of England is not expected to bring any changes. Swedish industrial data and the government's net borrowing needs. Norwegian CPI. Global Update Global PMI's have fallen - fundamentals suggest a slowdown, but the European debt crisis has likely accelerated the decline. The Riksbank hiked rates by 25bp, as ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

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Mar 31, 2010 ... expected retail sales data, a solid Q4 GDP report of 5.6% and robust corporate profits ... rate. Although rate hikes seem unlikely until either late this ... in the bank rate and asset sales would be used to hit that ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Concord, MA - A Century of Service
"engage in the manufacture and distribution of gas and electricity." Passage required two consecutive Town Meeting votes in the affirmative by two-thirds of the voters using written or printed ballots. Because of growing dissatisfaction with the operation and cost of gas street lights, the need for a new sewer pumping plant, and the possible economies of considering a combined electric and sewer power station, the Committees on Electric Lighting and Sewerage recommended the first of the necessary two votes. This would begin the evaluation process of forming a Town-owned electric plant. On April 4, 1898, Town Meeting voters ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Analysts bullish about Allstate's future
Allstate Corp. saw its revenue rebound in 2009, and many analysts expect that rebound to continue in 2010, as the economy recovers and more drivers return to the road. Based in Northbrook, Ill., Allstate is the nation's largest publicly-held provider of personal lines insurance, including auto, home and life. According to a consensus compiled by Bloomberg LP, analysts predict that Allstate will post an adjusted earnings per share of $3.41 for 2009, increasing to $4.10, up 20 percent, in 2010, and to $4.15 in 2011. Ten of 21 analysts rate the stock a buy, eight call it a hold, while three say sell. Analysts expect the stock ...
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Sky High Interest Rates? One solution
In recent years, one of the easiest ways for small businesses to finance their business has been with credit cards. A business owner with a good credit history could get a business credit card with a credit limit of $10,000 to $25,000 (or sometimes more) without the hassles of applying for a bank loan or line of credit. And, if the business owner continued to pay the credit card bills on time, they could count on having credit available when they needed it at a reasonable interest rate. Now, as reported in BusinessWeek , some business owners are finding that those reasonable interest rates are suddenly skyrocketing to very ...
New Year 2010 can we embark on monetary easing? | LinkedIn Answers ...
I have been discussing the issue with several analysts on whether 2010 will extend the current recession and restraints on small businesses or whether banks are prepared to support and assist business growth and development. Some economists have taken great comfort from the latest set of figures stating that Britain's GDP growth will be held back during a period of heavy saving, but the outlook is that this will put us on a stronger financial footing. In the UK it is clear that The Bank of England cannot keep rates at 0.5% forever, and the Treasury will have to start increasing taxes and slashing public spending to tackle ...