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Gas prices - For an Aussie living here in the US, I think the economy sucks, makes me want to go back to Australia. Gas prices are ridiculously high for a country with so much resources. President Obama needs to get his act together. more
Mortgage Defaults - I have a friend who works with mortgage defaults at wells fargo and he says there are millions of houses that are going to be released in the next couple years and that they keep piling up. more
Power Plant Closures Due to Environmental Regulations to Take Toll on Towns - For more than 90 years, the coal-fired power
plant in Glen Lyn, Va., has been churning out electricity and
contributing to local prosperity. Of late, it has generated nearly a
quarter of the revenue for the $1 million budget of the... more
Republican Debate - Anybody watching the debate tonight, I think Ron Paul has a chance. If he doesn't win, Romney is a pretty good choice. more
talker, talk talk - I am a talker, I think more people should learn how to talk instead of texting or tweeting, this is just my opinion. more
Solvency II rules could force pension plan closures - FRANKFURT, Germany—Adoption of new rules for pensions based on
Solvency II could dramatically increase funding requirements for
employers that operate defined benefit pension plans across Europe,
York-Poquoson notebook: Riverwalk Landing piers damaged by the storm - Even through Hurricane Irene didn't cause the damage some previous storms did, one of its major casualties included the Riverwalk Landing piers.The
piers — located in Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown village — received
significant damage during... more
City left in the cold as refrigerator factory closes - GREENVILLE, Mich.—
Here's a recipe for life in the de-industrialized Midwest:
Take one factory.Scrap the heavy... more
Greenpoint Mortgage cutting 61, closing office - Heads continue to roll at mortgage companies in town, with the number of Chicago-area employees getting pink slips over the past six months surpassing 1,200.
Greenpoint Mortgage Funding Inc. , a unit of Capital One Financial Corp., has alerted the state that it is closing an office at 2651... more
Mercury reaches end of the road - Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that it would shut down the Mercury brand developed 71 years ago.
The automaker said it would end production of Mercury vehicles in the
fourth quarter. The brand accounts for 5 percent of Ford's sales.Ford plans to focus on the design and marketing of its more upscale
Lincoln brand to... more