Economic Conditions The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Economic Conditions en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 13 May 2014 16:18:00 GMT What Your 'Cheap Date' Says About the Global Economy Deutsche Bank's Cheap Date Index found that London is among the most expensive cities, whereas Mumbai is the cheapest. Tue, 13 May 2014 16:18:00 GMT Ansuya Harjani Obama Pushes Financial Education in Schools The White House has made April National Financial Capability Month. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:30:00 GMT Sharon Epperson In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups With New Orleans Entrepreneur Week underway, the event's co-founder discusses the state of small business in the Big Easy. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:00:00 GMT Jason Fell Bet You Won't Guess the Happiest State in America A recent Gallup poll ranked the 50 states in terms of wellbeing. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:55:00 GMT Laura Entis What Keeps a City's Startup Scene Hot? Cambridge Shares Its Secrets. Tech firms don’t just fall from the sky; the nation’s leading hubs foster a favorable business climate for innovation. But, as those in Cambridge, Mass., will tell you, the rest is up to the locals. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:26:00 GMT Tanya Benedicto Klich The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic) A look at the areas in ecommerce where the little guys have the most potential to make a big splash. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:30:00 GMT Catherine Clifford U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally Amid the justified praise of Nelson Mandela, it is proper time to question whether a pro-business approach could have created a greater South Africa. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:32:00 GMT Ray Hennessey The Scary Thing About the Massive Surge in GDP Economic activity in the third quarter rose by a stunning 3.6 percent, but it's hardly the great news it seems -- particularly for business owners. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:06:00 GMT Ray Hennessey When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources With state budgets being cut, former SBA chief Karen Mills discusses how local economic growth does not necessarily need radical innovation to prosper. Rather governors can harness resources of existing institutions and people to attract capital and create jobs. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT Karen Mills Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers. The percentage of adults thankful for the economic situation in the U.S. is lower than in 2010 and about a fifth of what it was in the mid-1980s, according to a new poll. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:30:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Global Startup Trend for 2014: Consider Brazil With global events, a rising middle class and major investment opportunities, all eyes are on Brazil. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:00:00 GMT Alexandra Schmidt The Freelance Economy Is Booming. But Is It Good Business? Elance and other online platforms have made possible a global marketplace for so-called fractional work. But with full-time employment opportunities shrinking, is freelancing the way forward? Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT Brian Patrick Eha Report: U.S. Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Literacy, Math and Tech Skills A new survey by the OECD shows that Americans across generations performed below average on math, reading and problem solving. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:26:00 GMT Laura Entis Time to Hire? Where Small Businesses Are Adding Jobs (Infographic) Small businesses added 71,000 jobs last month. Here's a deeper look at where those jobs are. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:15:00 GMT Kathleen Davis Where Job Growth Is Strongest (Infographic) The ADP Employment Report shows companies added 176,000 new jobs last month, below the average of the past three months. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:00:00 GMT Kathleen Davis Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets The investing community slows its headlong dash into some of the riskier entrepreneurship countries, according to a new report. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:55:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Skateboarding World Champion Pierre Andre on Building the Etnies Empire The mind behind game-changing skating shoe designs shares the yearlong journey that took him from living on the streets of Venice Beach to the premiere stages of freestyle. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:30:00 GMT Bryan Elliott Small-Business Confidence Levels Rise, But Not Fast Enough Small-business owners are marginally more confident than they have been, but their optimism remains below historic norms, a new report finds. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:58:00 GMT Ray Hennessey The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic) How redirecting even 10 percent of consumer spending from chains to local small businesses can boost local economies and create jobs. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:00:00 GMT Kathleen Davis Business Owners More Optimistic About U.S. Economy The latest survey of private-company executives by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that almost two-thirds of U.S. business owners consider the U.S. economy growing. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:13:00 GMT Catherine Clifford