12/02/13 10:13 AM
Akamai Technologies Inc. (AKAM) agreed to buy Prolexic Technologies Inc. for about $370 million in cash, expanding its cybersecurity offerings. Prolexic, a provider of cloud-based security services for protecting data centers and Internet Protocol applications from distributed denial of service...
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 09:48 AM
Retailers got Americans into stores during the start to the holiday shopping season. Now, they'll need to figure out how to get them to actually shop.
12/02/13 09:45 AM
(www.washingtonpost.com) Among our problems is a failure of economic language. We lack the words and concepts to describe observable reality. By conventional wisdom, the Great Recession is long over. “Recession” connotes shrinking output. “Expansion” signifies the opposite. That’s how...
12/02/13 09:42 AM
(blogs.wsj.com) The U.S. economy has performed better since World War II when the president is a Democrat rather than a Republican, two prominent Princeton University economists conclude. The reasons, they say, involve more luck than successful policies.
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 09:38 AM
U.S. developers boosted construction spending in October at the fastest pace in more than four years, propelled by a surge in government buildings. The increase suggests the 16-day partial government shutdown didn't slow public projects.
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 09:22 AM
Sen. Charles Schumer says an understaffed Buffalo border is to blame for lane closures and backups that result in long wait times that are not only frustrating to drivers but detrimental to the local economy.
By Joseph Lawler | 12/02/13 08:59 AM
A slew of economic data coming out this week will answer the question of how well the U.S. has survived the government shutdown and debt limit fights -- and, possibly, what the Federal Reserve will do in response. The number-one economic indicator, the jobs report, is due out Friday morning...
11/30/13 05:02 PM
(www.usatoday.com) Santa is likely to bring retailers a sales boost this Christmas, but the real question is whether the holiday season will prepare the economy to accelerate in the new year.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/29/13 10:53 AM
David Callahan at Demos' Policy Shop: There are few better ways to uncover fraud in an industry than to incentivize insiders to blow the whistle on wrongdoing.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/29/13 08:47 AM
Five years after the financial crisis, 4.1 million Americans have been out of work for longer than 27 weeks. Many of them face a looming deadline at the end of the year, when federal long-term unemployment benefits expire.
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