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Made in the U.S.A.: Lincoln Logs come back home just in time for the holidays

Made in the U.S.A.: Lincoln Logs come back home just in time for the holidays Watch

Business & Economics

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Lincoln Logs, a classic American toy invented in 1916 by John Lloyd Wright, has been a popular iconic toy for many years.

OPEC's bust is America's boom! Why cheap oil is a friend to America

OPEC's bust is America's boom! Why cheap oil is a friend to America Watch

Business & Economics

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The price of a barrel of oil continues to plunge, bringing with it an economic boon to motorists and headaches and potential layoffs to oil ...

Is OPEC over and done with? Bank of America makes startling predictions

Is OPEC over and done with? Bank of America makes startling predictions Watch

Business & Economics

According to Bank of America, the OPEC oil cartel no longer exists in any meaningful sense. Furthermore, crude prices will drop to $50 a barrel ...

Sears no longer where America shops: 235 stores to close shortly

Sears no longer where America shops: 235 stores to close shortly Watch

Business & Economics

Few retailers are as American as Sears, one of its former and most popular taglines being "Where America Shops." That's no longer the case, as ...

36-year-low: Labor participation in the U.S. lowest since 1978

36-year-low: Labor participation in the U.S. lowest since 1978 Watch

Business & Economics

The year 1978 was marked by the non-ironic use of disco music by Americans who blasted it on the radio to shake their groove things. Another, far ...

Reflects very badly on U.S.: China is now world's largest economy

Reflects very badly on U.S.: China is now world's largest economy Watch

Business & Economics

In the great car rental war that was between Hertz and Avis back in the 1960s, Avis took pride in the fact that they were behind Hertz with the ...

Falling oil prices have helped the U.S. economy and revitalized the spending power of the American consumer

Falling oil prices have helped the U.S. economy and revitalized the spending power of the American consumer Watch

Business & Economics

The recent plummet of oil prices have drained hundreds of billions of dollars from oil-rich exporters and oil companies but has injected a ...

Internet retail giant Amazon switches to a ROBOT workforce of thousands

Internet retail giant Amazon switches to a ROBOT workforce of thousands Watch

Business & Economics

Internet retail giant Amazon.com Inc. is handling "Cyber Monday" - the online shopping rush that usually occurs on the Monday following the ...

Is Apple about to hit $1 trillion? Not if Google has anything to say about it

Is Apple about to hit $1 trillion? Not if Google has anything to say about it Watch

Business & Economics

Silicon Valley tech giant Apple may one day be worth more than a trillion. Just for a second think about how massive that is.

Feet on the desk - more and more Americans simply don't want to work anymore

Feet on the desk - more and more Americans simply don't want to work anymore Watch

Business & Economics

Nearly four in 10 Americans, or 92 million, are not in the labor force. Many are unemployed for no fault of their own. Many others have simply ...

REAL INCOME INEQUITY: 85 richest people now have as much money as poorest 3.5 billion

REAL INCOME INEQUITY: 85 richest people now have as much money as poorest 3.5 billion Watch

Business & Economics

The very rich and the very poor just grew further apart. According to Oxfam, the broadening chasm between wealth and poverty has grown so wide ...

Jaded with politics? It's because America has become a plutocracy -- but Catholic Social Doctrine has the fix

Jaded with politics? It's because America has become a plutocracy -- but Catholic Social Doctrine has the fix Watch

Business & Economics

As Americans head to the polls this election day, they are extraordinarily jaded. Fed up with campaigns, elections, and the lack of change and ...

SURVEY: Singapore best country to do business with, for ninth year in a row

SURVEY: Singapore best country to do business with, for ninth year in a row Watch

Business & Economics

Conservative and strict - there are heavy penalties for littering, as well as being wildly prosperous, the feisty Asian nation of Singapore has ...

Is it a sign of impending collapse? Financial savant Warren Buffett loses two billion in stock market

Is it a sign of impending collapse? Financial savant Warren Buffett loses two billion in stock market Watch

Business & Economics

Warren Buffett, the man known for focusing on long-term investment performance as apposed to making the quick buck, has lost $2 million in ...

Christmas shopping in October? Apparently it's becoming a big deal

Christmas shopping in October? Apparently it's becoming a big deal Watch

Business & Economics

Shoppers are starting early with October 5 being declared by retailers as "Stock Up Saturday." Consumers are already Christmas shopping which means ...

List of Top 20 World Brands - Apple tops Google as world's leading brand for second time in row

List of Top 20 World Brands - Apple tops Google as world's leading brand for second time in row Watch

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Apple has topped Google as the world's most valuable brand for the second year in a row. The two companies are the only brands to be valued at ...

Here they come! China passes U.S. economy based on purchase power

Here they come! China passes U.S. economy based on purchase power Watch

Business & Economics

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reported that China has overtaken the United States and is now the world's largest economy, at least ...

Rosie the Riveter would cry: Record 55,553,000 women not participating in U.S. workforce

Rosie the Riveter would cry: Record 55,553,000 women not participating in U.S. workforce Watch

Business & Economics

The strides made by women in the workplace seems to have gone up in smoke across the United States. The determined visage of Rosie the Riveter ...

400 wealthiest Americans now worth cumulative $2.3 TRILLION

400 wealthiest Americans now worth cumulative $2.3 TRILLION Watch

Business & Economics

The rich, indeed get richer -- America's wealthiest are worth more than ever before. The United States' top 400 billionaires are now worth a ...

Record debt coupled with slow growth point to economic crisis, Geneva Report says

Record debt coupled with slow growth point to economic crisis, Geneva Report says Watch

Business & Economics

Record debt and slowing economic growth suggest the global economy could be heading for another crisis, the 16th annual Geneva Report warns. ...

Walmart to enter banking world with low-cost checking accounts

Walmart to enter banking world with low-cost checking accounts Watch

Business & Economics

Walmart is making its biggest venture into the banking world after several failed attempts in the past. The nation's largest retailer is joining ...

The Chinese are coming! E-commerce giant Alibaba cleans house with its initial public offering

The Chinese are coming! E-commerce giant Alibaba cleans house with its initial public offering Watch

Business & Economics

The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has made the largest U.S.-listed initial public offering (IPO) of all time, with stocks priced at $68 per ...

Bottom of the Barrel - Thanks to business tax, the U.S. is Number 32 in the world

Bottom of the Barrel - Thanks to business tax, the U.S. is Number 32 in the world Watch

Business & Economics

A new international ranking shows that the U.S. tax burden on business is close to the worst in the industrialized world. So says the Wall ...

Unemployment rate for black Americans at 11.4 percent, more than double the rate for whites

Unemployment rate for black Americans at 11.4 percent, more than double the rate for whites Watch

Business & Economics

There remains a wide disparity in employment in the United States, in spite of efforts to close this broadening gap. Figures show that while ...

A record 92,269,000 Americans jobless for month of August

A record 92,269,000 Americans jobless for month of August Watch

Business & Economics

It never went away, come rain or come shine form the past hot summer months . Many Americans remain idle and without work. According to the ...

We owe HOW MUCH? New report reveals U.S. government owes $6 trillion to foreign entities

We owe HOW MUCH? New report reveals U.S. government owes $6 trillion to foreign entities Watch

Business & Economics

Foreign interests now own more than $6 trillion in U.S. government debt, a recent Treasury Department report on major foreign debt holders revealed.

Are you ready? Economic analysts predict bear market by end of 2014

Are you ready? Economic analysts predict bear market by end of 2014 Watch

Business & Economics

Two financial experts announced on August 27 that markets may face a fall of up to 60% by the end of 2014.

Oh really Obama? President claims economic success while population dependent on food stamps hit all time high

Oh really Obama? President claims economic success while population dependent on food stamps hit all time high Watch

Business & Economics

Democrats are facing a tough midterm election, and with less than three months to go the party is scrambling to prop up the image of the U.S. ...