Business

Wed
18
Dec

Fed Reduces Stimulus Spending, Shows Faith in U.S. Economy

Federal Reserve reduces stimulus spending, bolsters faith in U.S. economy

The Federal Reserve is pumping new life into the stock market after its decision to reduce the amount of treasury bonds it will purchase in 2014.

Mon
16
Dec

Big Oil Companies Buying Into Natural Gas Boom

Big Oil Companies Buying Into Natural Gas Boom

Wall Street has been the partner of energy producers and major market energy consumers for decades.

Mon
09
Dec

5 Things You Should Know Before Relocating for a Job

You go where the jobs are, right? And sometimes the job isn't within commuting distance from your home and you need to relocate. While to some people, it's an easy decision—of course you move for the job! To others, it's absolutely unthinkable to move away from “home,” and no amount of promotion, prestige or even ability to pay the bills will change that.

If you've been offered a job far away from where you live, here are 5 things to think about before accepting the offer.

Fri
22
Nov

Dow Jones Index Tops 16,000

The Dow Jones continued its upward climb, reaching a new milestone of 16,000 points on Thursday, Nov. 21.

In a rather remarkable piece of business news, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day on Nov. 21 above 16,000 points, the highest mark in the history of the index.

Wed
20
Nov

Janet Yellen Continues Progress Toward Fed Chairmanship

Janet Yellen spent part of November testifying in front of a Senate committee in preparation for her confirmation in front of the full chamber.

The confirmation hearings for Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama's choice to take over as the head of the Federal Reserve, have dominated business news headlines throughout the middle of November.

Tue
19
Nov

Bitcoins May Soon Become More Widely Accepted

Bitcoins have long been used to trade in illicit substances on the Internet, but they may soon become a bigger part of everyday currency exchange.

Bitcoins, the untraceable digital currency that is traded on the Internet in exchange for goods and services, may soon be coming out of the shadows.

Mon
18
Nov

How to Choose the Right Business Partner

Successful business partners have to have complementary skill sets, among other things.

Despite the American archetype of the lone entrepreneur making his or her way in the harsh and unforgiving world of business, most companies are begun by partners.

Thu
14
Nov

Latest Census Bureau Data Bodes Well for Tennessee

Homeownership rates in Tennessee, as in much of the rest of the country, have fallen since the recession first set in.

Census information recently released by the University of Tennessee showed how the worlds of information technology, business and government can come together in the state to provide a better understanding of economic indicators.

Mon
11
Nov

Washington State Legislature Approves Tax Breaks for Boeing

In an effort to further enhance opportunities for careers in business in the state, Washington's legislature recently passed a set of tax breaks for one of the largest companies in the region.

Fri
08
Nov

Online Education's Role in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Just as sail boats were displaced by steam ships, online education is disrupting traditional forms of higher education.

Over the past several years, the online option has become a much larger part of the education system in the United States, and the opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship are among the most important reasons that expansion has taken place.

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