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China factories face new challenge as growth slows

April 18, 2014 HONG KONG — As China’s growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper. more »»

 
 
 
Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

April 18, 2014 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business. more »»

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

April 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — Some low-paid workers won’t benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. more »»

Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market

April 17, 2014 NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. more »»

Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks

April 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. more »»

Court upholds EPA emission standards

April 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power... more »»

US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March

April 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products. The 1. more »»

Is hot market for IPOs cooling?

April 15, 2014 NEW YORK — A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors. IPOs are having their best start to a year since 2000. more »»

Finance ministers believe economy stronger but fragile

April 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — The world’s top financial officials say they believe the global economy is strengthening but that growth remains fragile and open to risks of new geopolitical strife, as in Ukrain. more »»

Cost of fighting warming ‘modest,’ says UN panel

April 14, 2014 BERLIN — The cost of keeping global warming in check is “relatively modest,” but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.. more »»

Beef prices reach highest level since 1987

April 13, 2014 LUBBOCK, Texas — The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners — and relief... more »»

Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner

April 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — The world’s top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be righ. more »»

Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k)

April 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — It’s the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees. more »»

Authors Guild asks US court to rule against Google

April 12, 2014 NEW YORK — Saying Google Inc. more »»

Opa! Greece returns to bond markets with a bang

April 11, 2014 ATHENS, Greece — Buoyant Greek officials hailed the country’s return to the international debt market after four years as an overwhelming success Thursday, with investors snapping up the five-year... more »»

US budget deficit falls in March to $37 billion

April 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign of improvement in the nation’s finances. more »»

Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

April 10, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — A confounding computer bug called “Heartbleed” is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they... more »»

Minutes show Fed struggled to agree on rate policy

April 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve struggled last month over how to convey to investors that it will raise short-term interest rates only slowly once it increases them from record lows. more »»

Scant relief: Summer gas price to dip a penny

April 9, 2014 NEW YORK — Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department. The national average price is forecast to fall — by just one cent — to $3. more »»

 
 

The Old Sew-n-Sews Sewing Group April 18, 2014

at the Senior Center, first floor. Everyone welcome. Shuffleboard courts open daily. Coffee and other refreshments available. more »

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