Sad summer in the city seen for U.S. job-hunting teens

By Joan Gralla (Reuters) – Job-hunting teenagers in cities across the United States face the third bleak summer in a row. They must compete for scarce slots in scaled-back government work programs and against adults forced into low-paying positions by the unemployment crisis. The harsh summer job market for teens is compounded by this: The … Read more

Analysis: Big Greek Risk Morphs into More Economic Uncertainty

By Alan Wheatley, Global Economics Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) – Greece‘s election has averted the immediate threat of a euro break-up, but it does nothing to restore the magic ingredient missing in the European and global economies – confidence. Investors and corporate executives are paid to calculate risk. But they cope badly with uncertainty, and the … Read more

Social Media To Social Business

By: Kareim M. Abbouda, Consultant,┬áInvestors Group Financial Services The world loves to socialize. I recall the years when brands were nothing more than a description of their slogan and logo design, today that is all different. We hear about brand personalities and brand promises like they were living breathing entities. Now, whether you think brand … Read more

Foreclosures Up for First Time in 27 Months

  By Anna Louie Sussman / REUTERS NEW YORK (Reuters) – Foreclosure starts rose year-over-year in May for the first time in more than two years as banks resumed dealing with distressed properties after a mortgage abuse settlement earlier this year, data firm RealtyTrac said on Thursday. The $25 billion settlement between major banks and … Read more